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Jeni’s Is Opening Another Houston Scoop Shop

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Jeni’s will soon serve up scoops in CityCentre

Fans of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, rejoice: the cult favorite ice cream spot is opening another location in Houston. After opening up in the Heights, Jeni’s is set to open up this summer with a CityCentre shop, according to CultureMap. Also moving in to the neighborhood this spring is Yi Peng Thai Dining from chefs Jett and Jira Hurapan.

Taqo Mexican Kitchen y Tequileria is open in the Heights

Houstonia checked out the new Taqo Mexican Kitchen y Tequileria, now open in the former Happy All Chinese Restaurant at 1343 Yale Street. The Heights taco spot offers a choice of blue corn, flour, or cactus tortillas, with lots of veggie options in addition to meaty pork carnitas and brisket barbacoa. Soon there will be a full bar, breakfast service, and lockers for customers to store tequila bottles. Eventually, the restaurant plans to serve its own tequila, made in Mexico.

Dim Sum spot Yauatcha closes ahead of schedule

The end for ritzy dim sum outpost Yauatcha came sooner than fans expected: In December, the Galleria restaurant announced it would close on Sunday, February 16. But CultureMap reports that Yauatcha shut down on February 8. Incoming in the space is Canadian restaurant chain Joey.

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