The weekend is finally here, and the next two days present a bounty of opportunities to try one of Houston’s new restaurants. The city’s scene is booming, and keeping up with every new opening is a challenge.
Looking for a new brunch spot or the perfect brisket taco? Consider dining at one (or more) of these five recently-opened restaurants on Saturday or Sunday.
For bulgogi tacos in a new location: Oh My Gogi
This popular Houston food truck just launched its first permanent location inside Katy’s spanking-new H-Mart. Before browsing the aisles at this Korean grocery paradise, hit the food court for bulgogi-stuffed tacos and topped tater tots from a local favorite.
Oh My Gogi, inside H-Mart, 23119 Colonial Parkway
To treat a hangover with a hulking egg sandwich: EggHaus Gourmet
This new brunch destination from the minds behind King’s Biergarten and King’s BierHaus brings epic kolaches (think beer-braised chicken smothered in buffalo sauce and PB&J) and breakfast sandwiches that can stop even the worst hangover in its tracks. Try the pretzel grilled cheese, topped with soft-scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, and basil aioli.
Egghaus Gourmet, 2042 East T.C. Jester Boulevard
For a stunningly healthy Sunday lunch: Vibrant
This Montrose eatery opened in August, and it’s quickly become a favorite among health-conscious types. Even those among us who live on cheese fries can appreciate the (dare we say) vibrant fare on offer here. Ward off the impending flu season with bone broth soup, sip a matcha potion spiked with cordyceps, and grab a few walnut-cardamom “bliss balls” to snack on later.
Vibrant, 1931 Fairview Street
To feast on some of Houston’s best barbecue: Pinkerton’s
Satisfy that persistent barbecue craving at Pinkerton’s with glazed pork ribs, sausage, and mac and cheese. Need more BBQ options? Browse Eater Houston’s map of the city’s essential barbecue joints.
Pinkerton’s BBQ, 1504 Airline Drive
To check out a hot new suburban eatery: Tris
At this newly-renamed (and revamped) restaurant, chef Austin Simmons is already earning raves from critics and diners alike. Formerly known as Hubbell and Hudson Bistro, hit Tris for happy hour snacks like chicharron with kimchi vinaigrette and Korean chili, pulled pork fries, and chicken-fried olives.
Tris, 24 Waterway Avenue, The Woodlands