Openings & Closings: Japanese Tapas Trend, The Woodlands Restaurant Expansion & More

Categories: Restaurant News

Thanks to fellow commenter Cheap Eats In Houston in last week's report, we now know that a new wine bar opened in Cypress. The Hidden Cellar began serving on October 10 - it's a tasting room and gift boutique featuring products from D'vine Styles Decor.

Chic Chick Chic Eats posted on Twitter
that Yashoda Chat Express, an Indian food truck, recently opened. The truck serves Indian street foods, or chat, such as dahi puri, kulfi, and lassi. Grab a snack after work at 11248 Wilcrest Drive; the truck is open from 5 p.m. until 12 a.m.

Brick House Tavern + Tap opened its third Houston location on October 13. The sports tavern is located on Tomball Parkway. Now folks in that area have a new spot to watch the game and enjoy crispy, hot duck wings and drunken pork meatball heroes.

Eater mentioned this week that Vallone's should be open later this month. The highly anticipated steakhouse from Tony's chef Grant Gordon and general manager Scott Sulma will feature a "technique-driven approach to steak, fish, chops and house made pastas," as stated on the restaurant's website. Eater released a photo of the restaurant's awning, so we can only hope that it will open before the month is over.

Photo courtesy of Menchie's
You can win free frozen yogurt for a year at one of the grand openings of Menchie's on November 2.

Last week we reported that Menchie's Frozen Yogurt took over the Swirll Frozen Yogurt in River Oaks. However, the "friendliest place on earth" has also taken over the Swirll Frozen Yogurt in the Galleria area. Both Menchie's locations will go live on November 2 at 11 a.m. During the grand openings, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., ten customers at each location will win free frozen yogurt for the next year. Everyone has the chance to receive a dollar off of their yogurt that day if they bring Halloween costumes and/or leftover candy to either of the froyo locations. Menchie's will donate the items to DePelchine Children's Center in Houston.

MAM's House of Ice Snoballs will open its brick-and-mortar in November. While it is known for serving cold items, the food truck's permanent location will include a few warmer items, such as hot chocolate, coffee and an opening-day surprise, according to Eater.

Muscle Maker Grill opened its first Houston location on San Felipe this week, according to B4-U-Eat's weekly newsletter. The chain restaurant serves "fit salads" like the Muscle Maker Caesar Salad and Turkey Taco Salad, along with lighter entrees. The franchise has one other Texas location in Austin, but it is temporarily closed.

B4-U-Eat also reports that Big & Juicy Juice Bar opened inside Big Yoga on Allen Parkway. So, if you'd rather drink your fruits and vegetables, or have a smoothie after a yoga class, Big & Juicy Juice Bar is for you.

Did we miss any openings and closings? Let us know in the comments section and we will be sure to include them in next week's report.

Location Info

Tiger Den

9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Kona Grill

5061 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fielding's Wood Grill

1699 Research Forest Drive, Shenandoah, TX

Category: Restaurant

Morton's Grille

25 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, TX

Category: Restaurant

Victory Beer Garden

3700 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine

4645 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brick House Tavern + Tap

17111 Tomball Parkway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


800 Gessner, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tony's Restaurant

3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

1944 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Swirll Yogurt - CLOSED

1944 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

MAM's House of Ice Snoballs

1040 West Cavalcade, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mam's House of Ice

20th St. at Rutland St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Big Yoga

3115 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX

Category: General

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