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Velvet Taco Goes Late Night; Houston Restaurant Week Now Open for Reservations

Plus more news you might have missed this afternoon.

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Velvet Taco Houston
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WASHINGTON CORRIDOR — Velvet Taco opened its doors a few weeks back, and now they've upped their game with late-night hours. Get your taco fix until 12:00 a.m. Sunday throughTuesday, 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday and 2:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. And don't forget their WTF (Weekly Taco Feature); this week, you've got until Sunday to sample the Beach Body Chicks a concoction of rotisserie chicken salad with crisp apples, toasted macadamia nuts, and dried cranberries, topped with locally sourced micro greens. [EaterWire]

HOUSTON — In case you missed the announcement, reservations for Houston Restaurant Weeks are now open. More than 200 restaurants are participating in the month-long, pre-fixe menu fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the Houston Food Bank. For a full list of restaurants and menus, check frequently. Updates are made as they come in. The event is a terrific chance to try a new place or discover a new favorite, all while contributing to a good cause. [Houston Restaurant Week]

RICE VILLAGE — Looking for something to put on your calendar this weekend? This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, and the Village's Cloud 10 Creamery is dishing up a dreamy sundae to celebrate. Chef Chris Leung's creation, ginaduja semifreddo and Nutella ice cream with marshmallow topped with potato chip crumbles. [EaterWire]