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In-N-Out Burger plots its Houston debut
The first Houston-area outpost of California burger chain In-N-Out will officially arrive this fall. According to Community Impact, construction on the location currently in the works at the Grid development in Stafford will begin in June. That work is expected to be completed in November, and DFW export Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar and chicken wing chain Pluckers will also open at the Grid in November.
Ali Wong extolls the healing virtues of Pho Binh
While in Houston on her Milk and Money tour, comedian Ali Wong and her husband stopped in at the Pho Binh location on Southwest Freeway and found that the broth here has healing powers. “We were way cranky after a grueling flight with both kids and then finding out that two of our crucial bags did not make it onto the plane,” Wong wrote on Instagram. “But Pho Binh has the power to heal marital tension! Their broth is the best I’ve had in the past couple of years.”
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We were way cranky after a grueling flight with both kids and then finding out that two of our crucial bags did not make it onto the plane (the one with the diapers and the one with the damn car seat ) But Pho Binh has the power to heal marital tension! Their broth is the best I’ve had in the past couple of years and the waitress asked me if I wanted my bean sprouts steamed and I was like YES KIND THOUGHTFUL LADY YOU UNDERSTAND ME I never want raw bean sprouts cooling down my soup but normally have to ask for the steamed bean sprouts so I appreciate you taking the initiative on this I feel so seen and taken care of. Also the $5 side of piping hot bone marrow is quite a game changer. #MilkAndMoneyTour
Shark Tank-backed waffle chain heads Downtown
Press Waffle Company, a Dallas-based Belgian waffle chain that just scored a $300,000 investment on Shark Tank, will open its first location in Houston proper at forthcoming food hall Lyric Market. According to the Houston Business Journal, the now-growing chain will make its debut alongside the rest of the as-yet-unannounced restaurants inside Lyric Market in the “second quarter of 2019.”