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Soccer Star Brian Ching Debuts New Hawaiian Hot Dog Truck

Also: Hickory Hollow announces its shutter, and more food news

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— Former Houston Dynamo player Brian Ching will debut Hula Dog, a new food truck serving dough-wrapped hot dogs, at his EaDo soccer bar Pitch 25. The truck is an expansion of the Hawaiian original, which Ching tried on a trip to the island earlier last year. In Hawaii, it’s known for its taro-and-bacon flavored buns that are stuffed with a hot dog, sauces, and relishes. The truck is expected to start serving its first Hula Dogs next week. [Chron]

— Hickory Hollow, a barbecue restaurant known best for its chicken fried steak, will close its doors next year. The 31-year-old eatery’s Heights Boulevard building has been sold to developers who are currently seeking a new tenant. The Heights location is set to close in February 2019, but Hickory Hollow’s Fallbrook location will continue to operate normally once it’s gone. [CultureMap]

— Houston is now home to Whole Foods 365. An offshoot of the organic grocery giant, 365 at 101 North Loop West in Independence Heights made its debut on August 22. In addition to the organic groceries and sprawling cheese selection, the grocery store also offers drinks from Austin juice bar Juice Society and eats from Houston’s own Peli Peli. [Houston Business Journal]