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Houston's Hot BBQ Scene; New Eatery for MFAH; Southern Goods Preview

Houston's barbecue scene, MFACafe, and Southern Goods sneak peek dinner, plus more news you might have missed.

Museum of Fine Arts - Houston
Museum of Fine Arts - Houston
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MUSEUM DISTRICT — Paolo Fronza and Matteo Alessandri (previously co-owned Fellini Caffe) will take over the Cafe Express space located in the museum's Audrey Jones Beck Building and create an entirely new eatery, called MFACafe. The eatery will focus on Northern Italian-inspired fare featuring fresh, local ingredients and unique imported Italian meat and cheese offerings, according to a MFAH press release. [Culturemap]

HOUSTON Citing venerable spots such as Killen's, CorkScrew, Jackson Street and the meat-centric pop-ups happening at Glitter Karaoke, Houstonia Magazine makes the case Houston is the premier location for smoked meats. And offering up this fresh rumor for barbecue fans, "Wayne Mueller, the third-generation owner of the legendary Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, north of Austin, is rumored to be looking for a new location for his own barbecue joint—where else?—right here in town," writes Robb Walsh. [Houstonia Magazine]

HEIGHTS — Southern Goods is hosting a preview dinner Thursday, August 6, for the southern-style concept from Charles Bishop and Lyle Bento. A celebration of the South, owners Bishop (former partner of Liberty Station and Cottonwood) and Bento (former Underbelly sous chef) are opening their joint venture in the former Table 19 and Pie in the Sky on West 19th street, hopefully in the next few weeks. And this Saturday and Sunday you can pop in for some barbecue prior to the official opening. [Facebook]

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Kirby Location, Houston, TX

Glitter Karaoke

2621 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006 (713) 526-4900 Visit Website


3422 North Shepherd Drive, , TX 77018 (713) 802-0410 Visit Website


1100 Westheimer Road, , TX 77006 (713) 528-9800 Visit Website

Liberty Station

2101 Washington Avenue, , TX 77007 (713) 640-5220 Visit Website

Southern Goods

632 West 19th Street, , TX 77008 (346) 980-8152 Visit Website