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In-N-Out Burger’s Long-Awaited Houston Debut Could Happen Before 2020

Plus, more Space City dining intel

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In-N-Out readies for its Houston debut

Even though the California-based fast-food burger chain isn’t quite ready to announce when it will open its first Houston-area location at the Grid in Stafford, it’s likely that it will be before the end of the year. According to a statement provided to ABC13, the chain expects that the Stafford location and second outpost in Katy will open by December, as both are “close to the final stages of construction.” Stay tuned for a more definitive opening date.

A new cookbook offers a peek inside some of the city’s best kitchens

On October 15, Houston-based author Francine Spiering will release Houston Cooks, a cookbook featuring recipes from some of the city’s most iconic restaurants. Per a release, the book includes 80 different recipes from restaurants like Pondicheri, The Original Ninfa’s, and Harold’s in the Heights, and is currently available for preorder via Amazon. A portion of all proceeds from the book’s sales will be donated to local hunger relief charity Second Servings of Houston.