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Local Foods Brings Its First-Ever Raw Bar To Downtown Houston

Plus, all your favorite dishes from this Houston original.

Gulf shrimp skewers at Local Foods
Julie Soefer
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Downtown has been Houston’s fastest-growing dining district in recent weeks, thanks to big debuts like the arrival of the Marriott Marquis. Now, Local Foods is bringing its laid-back vibe to the neighborhood.

Announced via release, Local Foods has opened its fourth Houston outpost at 420 Main Street. The restaurant has made its massive new home in the iconic Boyd’s Department Store building at Prairie & Main, taking over a 10,000 square foot, three story space.

Local Foods’ gigantic new digs give the restaurant the opportunity to offer its first-ever raw bar and ceviche program, which will feature dishes like Gulf shrimp ceviche served with jackfruit, red snapper campechana, and Gulf oyster shooters made with pepperoncini vodka and bloody mary vinaigrette. No fear, though — your favorite dishes (like the falafel and truffle egg salad) will definitely stick around.

As far as the beverages are concerned, you’ll be able to find craft cocktails made with Texas-distilled spirits and local beers, cold brew, and kombucha made by Pat Greer on tap. A plan for a killer happy hour menu is in the works, and you can look for it to debut sometime in the next few weeks.