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Houston’s Own Turkey Leg Hut Appears on Disney+ Show ‘Encore’

Plus, more Space City dining intel

Stuffed turkey leg from the Turkey Leg Hut.
Stuffed turkey legs have a universal appeal
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Turkey Leg Hut makes an appearance on Disney+

In the most recent episode of Kristen Bell’s Disney+ show Encore, which aired on Friday, December 20, famed Houston restaurant Turkey Leg Hut makes an appearance. Following the 1998 cast of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Houston as they reprise their performance of the musical Godspell, the episode features members of the cast chowing down on stuffed turkey legs and sipping cocktails.

It’s a turn of good news for the Turkey Leg Hut, which has spent much of the last month or so fighting off a legal challenge over the restaurant’s smokers after its neighbors filed a lawsuit against owners Lynn and Nakia Price.

Giant Leap Coffee plots two new locations

Space-obsessed Third Wave coffee shop Giant Leap has plans for two new locations. The Houston-born coffee shop launched a campaign on crowd-investment platform NextSeed last week, with plans to relocate its current East End location to a new development in the neighborhood called The Plant. Another outpost is set to open at Uptown Park. The shop is currently seeking $200,000 in investments, with more than $62,000 in committed funds to date.

More temaki-style sushi lands in the Heights

Hando, a new spot for sushi handrolls, has officially opened in the Heights. Per CultureMap, the restaurant made its debut on December 18, with a tight menu of 12 different types of handrolls on offer, each stuffed with proteins like yellowtail, Spam musubi, or tuna. It follows the arrival of Handies Douzo, yet another sushi spot that’s obsessed with handrolls, that opened in the Heights earlier in November.