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Dallas’ Whiskey Cake Is Headed To Houston

The invasion continues

Whiskey Cake's name comes from its signature dessert, a toffee torte topped with bourbon anglaise.
Whiskey Cake's name comes from its signature dessert, a toffee torte topped with bourbon anglaise.
Whiskey Cake

The past few months, what seems like a never ending parade of restaurants exported from Dallas to Houston have (or will soon) set up shop. First, there was Toulouse and Taverna. Then, Cane Rosso appeared on the scene. Now a boozy new farm-to-table spot straight outta DFW is headed to H-Town.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Whiskey Cake, a concept from Dallas’ Front Burner Restaurants, will open at a mixed-use development in Katy. The concept will open at Verde Parc's planned "Restaurant Row," which will also house La Madeleine and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.

In 2013, it was reported that Whiskey Cake’s owners had decided to open a spot in the Heights, but the deal ultimately fell through. "They have been reviewing the market for two years in search of the right location," Hugh Ruggles, vice president of NewQuest Properties, said in a release. "They were trying to emulate the demographics of their other locations."

Those other locations include affluent neighborhoods in San Antonio and Oklahoma City, along with the restaurant’s original outpost in Plano. According to the Chronicle, the median income in Whiskey Cake’s new ‘hood is around $92,000 per year, which is plenty of cash to spend on brown liquor-infused baked goods like the restaurant’s namesake dessert.

Developers will break ground on the restaurant’s 8,500 square foot space in the coming weeks, but no opening timeline has yet been announced. Stay tuned for more details.

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