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Dave Chappelle feasts on Turkey Leg Hut seafood
While in Houston performing an arguably inadvisable sold-out show, comedian Dave Chappelle dug into seafood and other eats from Houston’s own Turkey Leg Hut. A post to the restaurant’s Instagram account pictures Chappelle and fellow comedians Mo Amer and Donnell Rawlings feasted on catered crab legs and, of course, the restaurant’s signature stuffed turkey legs on the eve of his performance at the House of Blues.
Tiny’s Milk and Cookies has two new locations in the works
Beloved cookie shop Tiny’s officially has two outposts planned for Houston proper. As previously reported by Eater Houston, a new Tiny’s Milk and Cookies is set to open its doors at 2809 Saint Street, and now we’ve officially got an opening timeline: early 2021. In addition to that shop, Tiny’s will also open a third location in the Memorial area, and is currently staffing up for both locations, according to a post to its Instagram account.
A new holiday pop-up bar arrives this week
A brand new pop-up bar called Jingled Up is set to open its doors in Downtown Houston on November 27, with cookie decorating classes and festive themed cocktails in tow. According to a press release, the pop-up will operate through December 31 at 701 Main Street. And because it’s opening in a pandemic, expect limited capacity, a temperature check, and social distancing markers throughout the space. Masks are, of course, required, and tickets are on sale now.
Tilman Fertitta’s King Ranch Texas Kitchen opens its doors
The newest restaurant from hospitality magnate and Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has arrived. According to CultureMap, King Ranch Texas Kitchen opened its doors at 1605 Post Oak Boulevard, inside the former Willie G’s space, on November 17. With chef Carlos Rodriguez at the helm in the kitchen, expect a menu that brings together the cuisines of Texas, including barbecue techniques, Gulf seafood, and South Texan flavors.