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Mala Sichuan Makes the ‘Difficult Decision’ to Close Up Shop at Finn Hall

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Mala Sichuan Bistro is no more at Finn Hall

Finn Hall just lost one of its opening tenants, reports CultureMap Houston. Mala Sichuan Bistro, which just opened a new location in Katy last month, pulled the plug on its Finn Hall stall. The owners of the acclaimed Chinese eatery told CultureMap Houston: “Due to numerous business obligations outside of Finn Hall, we made the difficult decision to close our Finn Hall operation. We very much appreciate the opportunity to have operated at Finn Hall over the past year and bring Mala Sichuan to downtown Houston.”

Benjy’s gets a new look

Rice Village neighborhood favorite Benjy’s reopened on Friday after finishing up a renovation, according to the Houston Chronicle. The new look includes natural wood paneled walls and bright teal and celadon green as part of the color scheme. Owner Benjy Levit said in a press release: “After so many years in the same location, I am thrilled to introduce a refreshed Benjy’s to Houston where people will want to come and hang out.”

Antone’s Famous Po’Boys rolls out the ultimate hangover cure sandwich

Houstonia reports that Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus designed a celebrity sandwich for Antone’s Famous Po’Boys for the month of October, and it’s decadent. The sandwich is called The Hangover, and it involves eggs and cheese on brioche French toast with powdered sugar and bacon.