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A New Cafe From NYC Chef Jonathan Waxman Will Open Inside a Bellaire HEB

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— Jonathan Waxman, the New York City chef behind vaunted eateries like Barbuto, is involved with a cafe that’s set to open inside an HEB location at 5106 Bissonnet Street. A job listing for The Roastery indicates that the “quick-service cafe” from Waxman and partners Jimmy Bradley, Joey Campanaro, and Jason Giagrande, is currently hiring staff for a likely opening in October. A menu posted to The Roastery’s website indicates that it will serve doughnuts, kolaches, avocado toast, and sandwiches. [CultureMap]

— Adair Concepts, the Houston restaurant group known for spots like Eloise Nichols Bar and Grill and Adair Kitchen, will take over the Evelyn’s Park space recently vacated by The Ivy & James. Named Betsy’s at Evelyn Park, the restaurant is named for Adair family matriarch Betsy Adair, and will serve dishes like wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, and salads. The restaurant is expected to arrive sometime this fall. [EaterWire]

— California salad and sandwich chain Mendocino Farms is already plotting a second Houston location. A tipster pointed Eater in the direction of leasing documents for an outpost at Downtown development The Star, which indicate that the chain will take over a 2,835 square foot location in the building. It’s opening across from Benjamin’s, the new restaurant from Houston restaurateur Benjamin Berg. [EaterWire]