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Texadelphia hits Katy this week
The newest outpost of beloved cheesesteak chain Texadelphia will open in Katy on December 20. Per a press release, the restaurant will debut at 1321 Westgreen Boulevard, boasting a second-floor bar called the Sky Bar in addition to the ground-floor dining room. According to franchisee Jeremy Sanders, it’s the chain’s largest location to date, and will serve its famed cheesesteaks and queso in a “sports bar setting” when it arrives later this week.
El Rey Taqueria plots a Katy location
Also in Katy dining news, it looks like El Rey Taqueria has plans for a new location in Katy. A tipster pointed Eater in the direction of documents filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation that indicate plans for a location at 23230 Western Centre Drive in Katy are in the works. It would be the fourth area location for El Rey Taqueria, known for its Cuban and Mexican-influenced eats served during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No word yet on when the restaurant will open, but construction is expected to be completed by August 2020. Stay tuned for more details on its arrival.
The Halal Guys hits Ella Boulevard
Chicken and rice icon the Halal Guys has opened its latest Houston location in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest. Per CultureMap, it’s the New York-based chain’s fifth local outpost, taking over a former pawn shop at 3008 Ella Boulevard. In addition to the traditional chicken and rice, this location of Halal Guys will also serve a burrito with cheese sauce that “could stick around if it proves to be sufficiently popular.”
Chron critic raves about Momo House
In her latest review, Houston Chronicle dining critic Alison Cook checked out Momo House, the Nepali restaurant at 6121 Hillcroft near the Mahatma Gandhi District. The critic found a whole lot to love at the restaurant, including its jhol momo (a sesame and chile-spiked soup with dumplings), thalis (ever-changing lunch plates) and “cardamom-scented milk tea,” while noting that sometimes the menu offerings (and the cooking) can be “inconsistent.” Still, Cook describes it as a “must-visit for adventurous Houstonians of all sorts.” One star.