Openings & Closings: Bradley's Fine Diner Officially Opens & the Heights Gets More Crawfish

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New month, new openings. April may bring showers, but the month hasn't brought us any notable closings yet, just lots of openings and announcements of openings.

Thien An has reopened at its new location, 2611 San Jacinto, according to CultureMap Houston. After closing in 2012, the Vietnamese restaurant has began cooking again, and the space is much larger than it was at its former location -- there's also a bigger parking lot.

The second Mercantile opened in Montrose, at 3321 Stanford Street on Saturday, March 29, according to an announcement from Eater. This new location comes just six months after the opening of the original location in Rice Village.

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The Caesar salad at Bradley's Fine Diner includes slices of avocado and a chive pancake topped with a fried egg.
Feast closed last summer and has been transformed into Georges Bistro from Georges and Monique Guy. The restaurant opened on Thursday, April 3, according to the Houston Chronicle's Greg Morago. Expect French country cuisine from Georges Bistro.

After delays, Bradley's Fine Diner opened to the public on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m., according to a press release. The new establishment from Bradley Ogden Hospitality is in the same strip center as its other concept, Funky Chicken. This Americana restaurant features chef and owner Bradley Ogden's favorite dishes he has created during his 35-year career, like Bradley's Caesar Salad, served with a chive pancake (topped with a fried egg!) and avocado. Other menu items include slow-roasted Berkshire pork loin and cheek with organic cranberry beans, hazelnuts and wild fennel, as well as a strawberry-rhubarb pie with a lavender-honey crisp, lemon custard and buttermilk ice cream.

Midtown Mobile Cuisine, Midtown's first food truck park, will celebrate its official opening this weekend starting today, and continuing tomorrow and Sunday. Today, the food truck park will feature food and fashion trucks; Saturday will feature a Market Place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., as well as showcase cars and motorcycle clubs beginning at 6 p.m.; Sunday the park will offer Sunday Jazz Brunch from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Eater Houston reports that the Heights is getting two new spots at which you can feast on crawfish. The first location, The Boot, which opened at 1206 W. 20th Street, serves all the Louisiana classics, like crawfish, boudin, gumbo and shrimp. The Boot also has an outdoor patio.

The second crawfish joint, Boil House, will open soon. According to Swamplot this location used to be an audio repair shop. If you want to know what Boil House will be serving, just check out the sign on the entrance's wall: "A hot pinch of authentic Louisiana flavor."

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Location Info

Thien An

2611 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


3321 Stanford St., Houston, TX

Category: General


5407 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Feast - CLOSED

219 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Georges Bistro

219 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bradley's Fine Diner

191 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Funky Chicken

181 Height Blvd, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Midtown Mobile Cuisine

4002 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Boot

1206 W. 20th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Boil House - CLOSED

606 E. 11th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins

10840 Scarsdale Boulevard, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bambu Desserts & Drinks

3825 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Farrago - CLOSED

318 Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Kata Robata Sushi & Grill

3600 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Warehouse Bar & Chill

3333 West 11th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Wasn't Feast Georges BEFORE it was Feast, also?  I think it's engraved on the building.  Georges opens and closes a lot of restaurants.


* Gyu-Kaku soft opened on Sunday at 510 West Gray, Ste A. The Midtown location is the first in Texas.

* Shaved ice food truck, Cool Caribbean, opened for business over the weekend. Doughmaker Doughnuts, an artisan doughnut food truck that also make gluten-free doughnuts, is now open.

* Crawfish Cafe is opening its second location this weekend in Katy (811 S Mason Rd, Ste. 155). The original location is on Bellaire Blvd.

* Facón Brazilian Steakhouse opened at 126 Vintage Park Blvd., Bldg D Ste H.

* Lucille's Fresh Catch Kitchen in Kingwood will open Monday at 1522 Kingwood Dr.

* La Fresca Pizza announced on Facebook that will open its second location later this month at 6603 Kirby Dr., Ste B. Local pizza chain, Locatelli's Pizza, is scheduled to open its first store in Houston this spring at 14642 Memorial Dr.


@Lehigh @Chic_Chick_Eats  Soft open means not "officially" open to public.  Generally, could be by invitation only.  I remember one restaurant had soft opening and donated the proceeds to charity.  It doesn't have to be like that, but you get the idea.

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