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Chef Jonny Rhodes Will Open a New Market in the Fifth Ward

Plus, Shipley Do-Nuts is planning a fancy new HQ and more Houston dining intel

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Chef Jonny Rhodes closed his critically acclaimed neo-soul food restaurant Indigo this year to focus on Broham Fine Soul Food and Groceries. This market began as a pop-up during the COVID-19 shutdowns, and Rhodes and his wife shifted gears from Indigo to focus on the long-term project of serving the residents of Trinity Gardens with a grocery store and farm.

Now there’s a new outpost of Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries planned, according to CultureMap Houston. Rhodes’ market is slated to move into East River, a hugely ambitious mixed-use development along the Buffalo Bayou. Shoppers will be able to buy both produce and prepared foods at Broham Fine Soul Food & Groceries, along with fresh bread and locally-sourced meat and seafood.

Austin ice cream shop Lick Honest Ice Creams is also moving into East River, CultureMap Houston reports. With milk from family-owned dairies in Texas and Wisconsin, Lick whips up ice cream in flavors like goat cheese, thyme, and honey or roasted beets and fresh mint. The development is slated to open in 2023.

A seafood-focused bar moves into Uptown’s former Rise space

Houstonia reports on the opening of Prey, located at 1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 290 in the space formerly occupied by soufflé outpost Rise. The menu from executive Chef Justin Kent draws on his childhood in Baton Rouge, with dishes like Jamaican-roasted oxtails and shrimp topped with Cajun cream or fried oysters on nachos.

A new home for Shipley Do-Nuts is under construction

Shipley Do-Nuts is working on a new HQ at Cullen and Gulf Freeway that its CEO told the Houston Chronicle is “our field of dreams.” (It’s on the site of a former minor league baseball field.) The 60,000-square-foot space is supposed to be “experiential,” spanning corporate offices, manufacturing, and a restaurant, and a doughnut development center.

Behold, Bonnie’s Donuts sells a 10-pound cinnamon roll

Bonnie’s Donuts in League City is known for its five-pound cinnamon roll, but now the shop is upping the ante. Secret Houston reports that Bonnie’s Donuts is selling a cinnamon roll that weighs a whopping 10 pounds. The massive pastry is available for call-in orders.

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