East Hampton Sandwich Company, a relative newcomer Houston’s dining scene, is the first confirmed eatery for Understory, Downtown’s fourth food hall.
The new location continues the Space City expansion for the seafood-focused sandwich company from Dallas, which opened two Houston locations in quick succession earlier this summer. The first in River Oaks, opened at the end of May, serves up menu favorites like lobster grilled cheese, lobster rolls, and a crab-avocado club. Kylie Jenner and Houston native Travis Scott stopped in for a visit days after its debut, then a second outpost opened in Montrose less than a month after its River Oaks’ opening.
East Hampton will bring its full menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, and breakfast tacos to the new development. No word yet on whether its frozen cocktails and wine will make the move since the food hall will feature its own bar alongside a full-service restaurant and six other food stalls. It will be the first East Hampton location to offer a custom-built online ordering system that will allow the restaurant to make ordering faster.
The sandwich shop joins the forthcoming Understory, an underground tunnel development at Capitol Tower. The building is still under construction at 800 Capitol Street in Downtown, and when finished will house a massive food hall with a street access point to the tunnels. East Hampton is the first announced restaurant for the development, but more are definitely in the works.
Stay tuned on East Hampton Sandwich Company’s projected opening next spring, and more details on the restaurants that will call Understory home.