Churrascos [Max Burkhalter]
The Cordúa Restaurants empire might have just turned 25, but the names behind it, Michael Cordúa and David Cordúa, don't show any sign of slowing down. The founder and executive chef, respectively, recently published their first cookbook Cordúa: Foods of the Americas, and they have just opened an 8,400-square-foot Churrascos at the new Gateway Memorial City development. Our contributor reports that some of the menu offerings at that new location include "an ahi tuna ceviche with citrus, red chili, basil and a black olive puree; and pork carnitas arepas, crispy pork carnitas and chicharron, black beans, pickled cabbage and cream." In that interview, David also says that they're paying homage to their Nicaraguan heritage through other dishes on the menu. This fourth Houston-area Churrascos joins the company's portfolio of establishments—eight total—with Artista, Amazon Grill and Americas and Cordúa Catering in the mix.
Of late, Gateway Memorial City at Katy Freeway and Gessner has seen plenty of movement, including recently opened Vallone's. In the coming months, it will also welcome upscale pub Ogden Pour Society and Japanese restaurant Kuu.