FASHION PLATES! 4 NEW RESTAURANTS TO TRY RIGHT NOW

If the chew fits… Trend-setting restaurants worth stepping out to. Eunice UPPER KIRBY // Named for Chef Drake Leonards’ Louisiana hometown, Eunice is serving modern Cajun-Creole brasserie style plates inspired by his upbringing and European culinary adventures. Leonards worked at Cafe Boulud in NYC and August and Luke in New Orleans – Eunice …

Popular Houston brewery breaks ground on massive new Sawyer Yards space

by Eric Sandler, Culture Map Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company’s new brewery and restaurant in Sawyer Yards has finally broken ground. Originally announced last year, construction has begun on the massive, $14 million, 28,000-square-foot, three-story complex. If all goes according to plan, patrons should be drinking and dining in the facility next summer. …

Goodnight Charlie’s is a contemporary honky-tonk with Texas roots

by Elizabeth Blasius, The Architects Newspaper “We didn’t want a Disney World experience at Goodnight Charlie’s, so we pared back,” said Gin Braverman, principal of Houston-based Gin Design Group(GDG), about the city’s Montrose neighborhood’s newest (and only) honky-tonk. “We didn’t want it to feel contrived.” In order to flesh out project architects Content Architecture’s …

Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company breaks ground on new home

by Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle Soon there will be one more big craft brewery near downtown Houston. This week the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company broke ground on its new 28,000-square-foot home next to the Silos on Sawyer development,  just north of Washington Avenue. Buffalo Bayou, best known for brews like Cream Ale, Sam’s …

‘The New Fabulous Thing’: Why Everyone Is Doing Food Halls

by Tierra Smith, Bisnow Houston One of the hottest trends in the Downtown Houston restaurant scene is food halls. The four new concepts — Bravery Chef Hall, Lyric Market, the Conservatory and Finn Hall, all in place or coming soon — are a critical key to the submarket’s expansion and revitalization efforts.  …

Out-Of-Towners Swooping In Where Locals Fear To Tread: Downtown’s New Wave Of Restaurants

by Tierra Smith, Bisnow Houston About 70% of the tenants in the new Lyric Market will be from outside of Houston, U.S. Property Management President and CEO Jonathan Enav said. After decades of shuttering businesses and crawling traffic at night and on weekends in Downtown Houston, it is easier to pitch to out-of-state restaurant owners the new direction of the market than it is to change the minds of local brands. Enav has spent the last 18 months researching and identifying restaurants concepts to approach for the 31K SF food hall in the Theatre District. From the start, he did not limit his scope …

Houston’s 21 Most Anticipated New Restaurants

The Spots Opening Before the End of 2018 That Every Self-Respecting Foodie Must Know About by Marci De Luna, Papercity While you may not be ready to say goodbye to summer, you can excitedly look forward to the debut of several new Houston restaurants between now and the end of the year. …