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Feges BBQ’s second location is headed to Spring Branch in 2021

By early 2021, Greenway Plaza won’t be the only place to find Feges BBQ’s succulet brisket and Moroccan spiced carrots. Husband-and-wife barbecue team Patrick Feges and Erin Smith are branching out for a second location in Spring Branch, which happens to be their own neighborhood. The duo just signed a lease in the Spring Branch Village Shopping Center at 8217 Long Point Road, with plans to serve both lunch and dinner six days a week.

The all-day menu will be similar to the menu at Feges BBQ Greenway, but with new additions like burger, sandwiches, salads, and wings — and a 15-bottle wine list drawing on Smith’s time as a sommelier at Camerata. Expect to find daily specials like fried chicken, chicken fried steak, tacos and perhaps Feges’ cult classic beef belly burnt ends and grits.

Collaborative Projects is handling the design of the 5,000-square-foot Spring Branch space, with a glass-enclosed smoke room, a 1,880-square-foot patio, and a kid’s play area in the works.

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique is closing up shop in Memorial City

Memorial City is about to lose a cupcake source. Ooh La La Dessert Boutique announced that it will close its Town & Country Village bakery at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway North on Saturday, February 22. Ooh La La’s bakeries in Cinco Ranch and at Park Row will remain open.

“This was not a decision that Mike—my husband and business partner—and I took lightly, but when the opportunity arose to simplify our lives and have more time to spend with our daughter, we knew we were making the right choice,” owner and pastry chef Vanessa O’Donnell said in a press release, noting that their two Katy stores are closer to their home. “It’s always challenging to see things come to a close, but we’ll cherish the amazing memories we’ve made there and are truly humbled by the opportunity to serve and be a part of the Memorial City community for so many years.”

An East Houston restaurant is asking for the public’s help after 6 break-ins

Thieves broke into the Blue Bayou Cafe at 12008 East Freeway on February 7, dragging the safe through the kitchen and making off with $1,600. This isn’t something new for the Blue Bayou Cafe owners: Click2Houston reports that the restaurant has been through six break-ins since it opened in 2015, losing tens of thousands of dollars in the robberies. During a few of these incidents, workers and patrons were held up at gunpoint. “The middle of the night when we walk outside, we never know if we’re going to make it home,” Aguirre said. The TV station has video footage of the latest break-in, and owners are asking for the public’s help to catch the thieves.