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The Rice Box Truck to Go Brick-and-Mortar at Greenway Plaza

They hope to "set a new bar for the Greenway food court."

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Devotees of The Rice Box's kung pao chicken and egg rolls, rejoice: The beloved Chinese food truck is setting up more permanent digs at Greenway Plaza's food court, Alison Cook reports.

Sounds like owner John Peterson has big plans for the look of his new outlet. Cook writes:

Under a crimson sea of 80 Chinese lanterns (one of the visual totems on the original Rice Box truck), informal barstool seating will range across a counter overlooking oscillating video panels and a custom tea bar. The menu will appear on its own video screen. Red roof tiles from China have been ordered to construct an awning over the counter.

Expect some menu additions too, including noodles and "a trio of multicultural curries" (Indian, Japanese, and Thai).  Look for the brick-and-mortar location to open in May,

News of The Rice Box's move to go brick-and-mortar comes as another much-loved Houston food truck is doing just the opposite: The Eatsie Boys are on the brink of shuttering their Montrose restaurant to return to the food truck biz.

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