The Ten Summer Openings We're Most Excited About

Photo courtesy Bistro Menil
Soon we'll be able to look at the actual space, rather than a mock-up.
Bistro Menil
The name isn't as exciting as we'd hoped, but the concept still has us anxious to check it out. Greg Martin, formerly of Cafe Express, Cafe Annie and Taco Milagro, will serve as executive chef of the cafe, which will feature wine, beer and, according to an article in the Chronicle, European-inspired American fare. One of the craftsmen-style bungalows on the property will house the cafe, in accordance with the original wishes of the architect, Renzo Piano. Bistro Menil is scheduled to open sometime late summer.

Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe
Call it a craze. The first of two exciting doughnut shops coming soon, Glazed has one really awesome thing going for it: It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Doughnuts whenever you want them! The proximity of the new spot to the Medical Center is one reason for the extended hours. The other? People just want good, gourmet doughnuts in a town that has plenty of classic doughnuts but is light on the fancy stuff. CultureMap first reported that Glazed will serve "raised, cake and baked doughnuts, with at least some of the baked varieties being both vegan and gluten-free." Flavors will include creme brulée citrus jalapeno, blueberry cake, red velvet and maple bacon, and there will also be kolaches because we live in Texas, and that's just what you do. Look to be glazed and amused in June.

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Bernie's Burger Bus

5407 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Honeymoon Cafe & Bar

300 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Music


1333 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


1919 Washington Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Music

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Alexis Bradford
Alexis Bradford

Rod oooo Glazed and hugs and doughnuts sounds delicious... I'm excited about these new places

Bruce_Are topcommenter

I wish them well, but I wonder how Bernie's is going to avoid becoming another Burger Guys.


I'm looking forward to every one of these to open. An employee at Bernie's Burger Bus Stop informed me that the doors may open this week, next week at the latest. I hope so. I think Glazed will do well but I'm really anticipating Hugs & Donuts. If the menu H-Town Streats offered is any indication, I'm sure the donuts and kolaches will be received well. 

I'm excited for BCN Taste & Tradition, the Spanish restaurant opening this summer supposedly off Richmond Ave. I was hoping Cowboy Surfers and the other FeedTX concept would be ready this summer but I am guessing much of the focus is on the Liberty Kitchen set to open this summer in Austin.


@Bruce_Are  I never had a chance to visit the Burger Guys in downtown (I was planning to go a week after they had just closed) but I heard great things about it. What exactly is wrong with Burger Guys? Just curious.

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