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Crescent City Beignets are Back; Inside Dual-Concept Black and White

Crescent City Beignets re-opens in a new location, Zagat gets first look into Black and White and another ice cream recall. And other news you might have missed.

Black and White
Black and White

HILCROFT After a year of shuttering their River Oaks location, Crescent City Beignets re-opens later this week in the former Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at 6383 Westheimer, outside the Loop and just east of Hillcroft. [Swamplot]

HEIGHTS — First look inside dual-concept Black and White in the Heights from Hernan Garcia​ (1252 Tapas and Mexico’s Pizzabrosa) and Sven Hossfeld (Mexico’s Lampuga). The restaurant is located in the former Stella Sola space on Studewood. Black and White will be two different restaurants under one roof: one Mexican fare and the second European/Mediterranean fare. Opening late June. [Zagat]

WASHINGTON CORRIDOR — Upscale taqueria, Velvet Taco opens Monday, June 22, in the former bar The Rig at 4819 Washington Avenue. This will be the fourth outpost for the Dallas-based taco concept from partially owned Twin Peaks group Fork it Over Restaurant (The Ranch at Las Colinas, Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake). [EaterWire]

HOUSTONJeni's Splendid Ice Cream halts production and closed retail shops due to listeria. The ice-cream can usually be found at  various Whole Foods in the Houston area, but according to the grocery manager for Whole Foods on Kirby they no longer carry the ice cream due to a recall. [EaterWire] [Chron]

HOUSTON California-based Hamburger joint eyes Houston market. No, it isn't In-N-Out. [Chron]


Kirby Location, Houston, TX

Stella Sola

1001 Studewood Street, Houston, TX 77008 713 880 1001

Velvet Taco

907 Westheimer Road, , TX 77006 (713) 370-8226 Visit Website

Twin Peaks

4527 Lomitas Avenue, Houston, TX 77098 713 520 7730 Visit Website