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Dallas Caffeine Purveyor Fiction Coffee Is En Route to Houston

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Fiction Coffee plots its first Houston location

Popular Dallas caffeine purveyor Fiction Coffee is en route to Houston. Per a press release, the Dallas-based coffee shop will open its first Houston-area location inside the Common Desk co-working space at 1400 Post Oak Boulevard in Uptown Houston. Set to open in early March, Fiction Coffee is known for its creative coffee drinks like the juniper-infused Staghorn latte, along with more traditional offerings like Americanos and cortados.

Souffle spot Rise No. 2 shutters

After almost four years of operating in Houston, Dallas-based souffle spot Rise No. 2 has called it quits. According to CultureMap, the restaurant closed its doors after service on January 28, and its owners issued a statement on Facebook explaining that Rise just didn’t end up as a “daily place” for Houstonians to dine. Scope out the full statement below:

To our valued Guests, After four years and tremendous effort from our entire staff, we made the difficult, but...

Posted by Rise Soufflé on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Upper Kirby scores a new fast-casual Indian spot

Austin-based fast-casual chain Tarka Indian Kitchen has opened its third Houston-area outpost in Upper Kirby. Per a press release, the location at 3701 South Shepherd Drive opened its doors on Wednesday, January 29, bringing a quick-serve new destination for curries, samosas, and more to the neighborhood.

JuiceLand debuts new Medical Center location

Also an Austin-based chain, JuiceLand’s fifth Houston-area outpost will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, February 6. Located inside the Houston Medical Center at 1709 Dryden Road, Unit 2A, the beloved juice bar will serve half-priced drinks on its first day in the new location, along with giveaways and more specials.