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Bar Impresario Bobby Heugel Is Plotting a New Spot

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Bobby Heugel’s Tongue Cut Sparrow
Tongue Cut Sparrow [Official Photo]
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— Ever secretive about new openings, Houston bar empresario Bobby Heugel has announced that he will open a new spot in Houston. Heugel announced the news in a cryptic Instagram post, saying that he’s not ready to divulge any details on the forthcoming bar, but that it’s already in progress. Heugel is shuffling his staff around to prepare for the new arrival, including moving Eater Young Gun Alex Negranza to a new position at The Pastry War and Tongue-Cut Sparrow. Stay tuned for more details, but here’s hoping it’s a killer new rum bar inspired by Heugel’s trips to Cuba. [Instagram]

— Victor, a chic, French-inspired lounge has officially opened its doors in Montrose. The spot, which took over Zimm’s, serves up classic cocktails, pricey bottles of bubbly, and bar snacks like charcuterie and fish conservas. Larger “sharing boards” offer caviar, smoked salmon, foie gras pate, and more for a crowd, priced between $22 and $110. Victor is now open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. [CultureMap]

— It looks like the original Houston outpost of Beaver’s is preparing to make its comeback. The Sixth Ward location has undergone extensive renovation over the past several months, both to its space and the menu. On Facebook, the restaurant recently posted a hiring announcement, which means that Beaver’s could be ready to open its doors in just a couple of weeks. [EaterWire]