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Third Coast Steak Sandwiches, Trenza and Caddy Shack

Stick It Truck has transformed into Third Coast Steak Sandwiches. Head chef Ruth Lipsky tells the Chronicle that she and partner Alberto Palmer found the requirement to serve everything on a stick too limiting, and that sometimes her dishes were too sophisticated for a late-night audience; "I just couldn't explain to drunk people what couscous salad on a stick was. I just didn't have it in me." When it debuts tomorrow night July 20 at Liberty Station, it looks like the highlight of the new menu will be a French dip that's topped with pho ingredients like basil and jalapeño with a pho both for dipping in lieu of au jus. [Houston Chronicle]

0712Trenza.jpgFormer Food Network Star contestant Susie Jimenez will open a restaurant called Trenza in West Ave this September that will serve Latin American and Indian fusion dishes. As she explains to CultureMap, "In India, there's curry. In Mexico, there's mole. It's really the same concept just with different flavors." Jimenez also says she's planning a big launch party that may include Flavortown ambassador Guy Fieri. [CultureMap]

913BrokenSpoke150%20copy.jpgFinally, a tipster tells Swamplot (and TABC's online database confirms) that a bar called Caddy Shack will open in the rebuilt space formerly occupied by Belgian restaurant Broken Spoke Cafe, which closed last year after being destroyed in a fire. Broken Spoke owner Roy de la Garza is not listed as a partner in the LLC that own Caddy Shack, and whether he still has plans to open a "French-style steakhouse" are currently unknown. [Swamplot]

· Third Coast Steak Sandwiches [Twitter]
· Stick It Food Truck's Ruth Lipsky Raises the Steaks [Houston Chronicle, $]
· Trenza [Official Site]
· Food Network Star is Opening a New Houston Restaurant — and Bringing Guy Fieri Along [CultureMap]
· Repairing the Broken Spoke: A New Bar in the Burned-Out Washington Ave Cafe [Swamplot]

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