Welcome to AM Intel, a (mostly) daily round-up of Houston’s hottest bits of dining intel.
Trying to stay on top of Space City’s endlessly vibrant dining scene? Keep up with the hottest new openings, essential eateries, and more by subscribing to the Eater Houston newsletter, and following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Night Shift lands in the East End in 2020
While at New Orleans industry conference Tales of the Cocktail, Johnny’s Gold Brick bartender Justin Ware and Patrick Abalos of NTS Ventures have announced that they’ve got a new bar in the works for the East End. Called Night Shift, more details on the bar are set to come next week, after the duo hosts their first pop-up at San Antonio’s Still Golden Social House on July 29. Stay tuned for more concrete details on Night Shift’s arrival.
View this post on Instagram
It’s officially out there! Night Shift is a thing and will be in the works! We launched the brand at Tales of the Cocktail at @bartonique with limited run of hats Koozie and shirts. Thank you for coming out and supporting with so much love and excitement! More details to come! Owners @warejustin11 and @mixmanpatrick @tales_of_the_cocktail #nightshifthtx #cocktailbar #newbar #2020opening #swag #wareforprez #patrickmakesgooddrinks #bartenderlife #bartender #newbarcomingsoon #itsarealthing #neighborhoodbar #newcocktails #popup #popupsbar #firstrunswag
Oporto Cafe calls it quits
After 13 years of operating in Houston, Oporto Cafe is closing its doors. According to the Houston Chronicle, owner Rick Di Virgilio has declined to renew the lease on the space at 3833 Richmond Avenue, and will open the restaurant for the final time on Saturday, July 27. Sister spot Oporto Fooding House & Wine will continue to operate normally, and Di Virgilio is currently working on a mysterious new restaurant that’s expected to arrive next year.
Mia’s Table heads to Cypress
Comfort food favorite Mia’s Table will open a third outpost in Cypress. According to a press release, the restaurant will open at a brand new shopping center at the intersection of Highway 290 and Fry Road in Cypress, occupying a 5,373 square foot space that also boasts a 1,000 square foot patio. Tex-Mex chain Fajita Pete’s will join Mia’s Table at the development, which is expected to arrive sometime in early 2020.