Openings & Closings: Ranch Bakery Returns, and a Beloved Food Truck Will Soon Be Back

Categories: Restaurant News

It has been quite a slow week for restaurant openings and closings. In fact, there weren't any notable closings that we heard about. So, let's get right to the openings.

CultureMap Houston's Eric Sandler reports that Ranch Bakery has reopened inside Cypress's The Backyard Smokehouse. The bakery reopened on Saturday, February 1, serving its signature Texas kolaches filled with savory ingredients such as bacon and cheese, brisket and Andouille, as well as a variety of sweet fillings like bourbon peach, salted caramel apple and cherry compote. And don't worry, they still have the famous soft pretzels stuffed with bratwurst and mustard, pepperoni and mozzarella, and so much more. Barbecue and southern pastries, sweets and breads make one heck of a combination.

On Monday, February 10, we will find out whether or not Fish & The Knife will actually open to the public. Eater reported last week that the looooong-awaited restaurant will open on that day. At least there are pictures of what the interior will look like, so we know there has been construction progress.

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Maybe the head-on shrimp with kimchi grits will make a return to The Modular's menu.

CultureMap Houston announced that Joshua Martinez, co-owner of Goro & Gun, will bring back his food truck, The Modular, and that he already has plans to serve meals at Mangum Food Park and Liberty Station. The truck should be up and running within two weeks. Eric Sandler writes that the truck will serve a mix of menu items from Goro & Gun, as well as dishes the food truck used to sell, such as the lobster risotto and roasted bone marrow. Remember when the food truck was featured on Cooking Channel's Eat St.?

The newest Hubcap Grill will be here faster than we can say, "One Greek Burger with fries, please." Eater Houston reported that Ricky Craig's burger restaurant will open in Kemah by April. This Hubcap Grill - the third one - will be near the water, making it a relaxing place to have a craft beer and one of Craig's signature burgers. No fish or shrimp burgers at this location, however. Craig tells Eater that he will serve beef burgers, just as the downtown and Heights locations do.

Swamplot noted that the previous spot of Red Lantern (917 Franklin St.) will become a "Creole, Cuban and Caribbean" restaurant from Arena Theater chef Mark Latigue. One can only wonder what the menu will include at this fusion restaurant.

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

Location Info

Ranch Bakery

13802 Fleur De Lis, Cypress, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fish & The Knife

7801 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Goro & Gun - CLOSED

306 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Modular

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Mangum Food Park

2924 Magnum Rd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Liberty Station

2101 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Hubcap Grill

, Kemah, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hubcap Grill

1111 Prairie St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hubcap Grill

1133 W. 19th, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Red Lantern - CLOSED

917 Franklin St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Other openings:

* Oui Desserts - the bakery/macaron shop from the Les Givrals Kahve family - opened February 3rd at 3411 Kirby Drive.

* Barringer Bar & Lounge (410 B Main) soft opened this week. It's a cocktail/speakeasy bar from bartender, Robby Cook.

*  LASCO's Flow Juice Bar opened February 3rd, next to Max's Wine Dive on Fairview.

* Bambu Desserts & Drinks opened its first location outside of Houston in Stafford earlier this week. It's located in The Fountains at 12578 Fountain Lake Circle.


brown bag deli on kirby and richmond is now a pizza place. havent seen reported anywhere


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