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Sweetgreen’s Wildly Popular Salads Hit Houston Next Week

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Sweetgreen sets an opening date for first Houston location

After nearly a year of waiting, buzzy salad chain Sweetgreen will finally make its debut in Houston next week. The restaurant announced that it will open its doors on July 23 at 2551 Amherst Street in Rice Village, according to the Houston Business Journal. Look forward to tons of veggie-packed dishes like a “Shroomami” grain bowl with wild rice, kale, raw beets, portobello mushrooms, and roasted sesame tofu.

McDonalds launches DoorDash delivery in Houston

Scoring a burger and fries without having to leave the house just got a little bit easier in Houston thanks to massive burger chain McDonald’s new partnership with delivery app DoorDash. According to a press release, “McDelivery” will kick off in the Houston area on July 29, with more than 200 local outposts of the burger chain participating.

Take a peek at the playlists of Houston’s best restaurants

Diners at Houston restaurants already know that spots like Better Luck Tomorrow and Theodore Rex play great music, and a new Houston Chronicle look at the city’s best restaurant playlists offers a deeper look into how restaurateurs curate the music in their spaces. According to BLT and Theodore Rex co-owner Bobby Heugel, the restaurants playlists are curated by hand, depending on the vibe and crowd in the space. Check out the full story, it’s definitely worth a read.