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Otto’s Barbecue & Hamburgers Is Plotting a New Houston Location

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— Within the next year, the owners of historic Houston chain Otto’s Barbecue & Hamburgers plan to open a new location off Durham. The Houston Chronicle reports that the owners demolished a building previously occupied by Luke’s Icehouse to build a 3,300-square-foot restaurant from scratch. Three large working smokers will be the design focal point here. [Houston Chronicle]

— Houston residents can now use use Amazon Prime Now for produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples from Whole Foods Market. Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced the launch of the program yesterday in Houston, as well as Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio. Delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers can visit PrimeNow.com to see if their zip code is in the delivery area. [EaterWire]

— Houston-based, James Beard award-winning chef Hugo Ortega’s newest venture is in the Aloha State. Eater Hoston’s chef of the year will open Mi Almita Cantina today at Hawaii’s The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina. Diners in Honolulu can try Mi Almita Cantina’s tacos and sincronizadas (traditional quesadillas with house-made flour tortillas), and dishes with either slow-cooked pork shank, smoked tomatillo chicken, or guajillo-braised beef brisket. [EaterWire]

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