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A.M. Roundup: Biskit Junkie Heads to Montrose; Luca Manfe to Launch Italian Food Truck; Tamales Stuffed with Cocaine at IAH

Masterchef Season 4 winner plans to launch "farm to streets" food truck in the fall, plus more new you might have missed.

Biskit Junkie
Biskit Junkie
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MONTROSE The graffiti might be gone, but movement is beginning to rise at the former Mango's space on Westheimer. Biskit Junkie, the Heights breakfast and lunch concept from the team behind Jus' Mac, announced via Facebook they will be opening a second location in the formerly shuttered space. [CultureMap Houston]

HEIGHTS — Ken Bridge, CEO Of  Delicious Concepts noted the closing of his restaurant The El Cantina Superior in the Heights had something to do with patrons expecting a certain type of experience, "I thought people wanted kind of a stepped-up deal. I think when it comes to Tex-Mex, they want run-of-the-mill. Super-cheap margaritas that get them really wasted and just kind of average Tex-Mex food." [Houston Press]

HOUSTON — Masterchef Season 4 winner and cookbook author of "My Italian Kitchen," Luca Manfe is set to launch a hot new Italian food truck in October. Manfe's mobile venture is in a completely renovated 1954 Ford Step van, dubbed The Lucky Fig, and will feature modern Italian food, such as polenta fries with a cheese sauce and a family meatball recipe with smoked tomato aioli. "I like to call it a ‘farm to streets' food truck because I will use mostly organic and local products," Manfe told Eater in a recent email exchange. [EHOU]

INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT HOUSTON U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found close to seven ounces of cocaine stuffed inside a box of 200 tamales. According to the agency during a routine screening at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Wednesday, a 46-year-old man en route from El Salvador to New York had the "special," tamales hidden in his luggage. The alleged smuggler was turned over to Houston police. [abc News]

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