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Here’s More Details On What’s Opening Inside Rice Village’s Much-Anticipated Food Hall

Get ready for tacos, pork belly bao, cocktails, and more

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Earlier this year, Eater reported that the operators of New Orleans’s St. Roch Market would bring a new food hall to Rice Village. Now, we’ve got more details on what will open inside Politan Row.

Houston food truck Breaking Bao will open its first permanent location inside Politan Row, according to a press release, along with two new restaurants and a bar. In addition to soups and other small plates, owner Phillip Kim will stuff steamed buns with everything from pork belly to vegan “sloppy joe” made with jackfruit.

More stall vendors will be announced ahead of Politan Row’s fall debut — the food hall will house 12 distinct concepts — but in the meantime, check out more details on each newly announced spot below:

  • Cochinita & Co. — Chef Victoria Elizondo, known for her Taco Tuesday pop-ups at Decatur Bar and Pop-Up Factory, will bring those famed tacos to Politan Row. She’ll also serve seafood dishes and ceviche.
  • Susu Kopi and Boba — An Indonesian cafe from Niken Prabanto, Ecky Prabanto, and David Buehrer, the minds behind Greenway Coffee, Tropicales, and more Houston coffee institution. In addition to drinks made with “masterfully roasted” coffee, Susu will also serve soft serve ice cream in flavors like green tea and Ovaltine, along with boba teas.
  • Bar Politan — A cocktail bar helmed by beverage director Sophie Burton that will serve “simple, balanced,” and Houston-themed drinks with names like Thee Hot Girl.

Politan Row is expected to arrive sometime in October. Stay tuned for an official opening date and more details on additional vendors.

A rendering of Politan Row with bar, two wood stools with white seats
A rendering of Politan Row
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