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Restaurant Mogul Tilman Fertitta Heads to The Woodlands With a Ritzy New Seafood Restaurant

Plus, a new all-day cafe lands in North Post Oak and more Houston dining intel

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The breakfast quiche at NoPo Market, Bar & Cafe
Kirsten Gilliam

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Luxe seafood restaurant Maestro’s Ocean Club to open in The Woodlands later this year

Maestro’s Ocean Club, an ultra-ritzy, seafood focused spinoff of Landry’s Mastro’s Steakhouse, is headed to The Woodlands later this year. The 8,500-square-foot restaurant, which will include a raw bar and offer dishes like Chilean sea bass and prime steaks, will open at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Chronicle reports. Mastro’s Ocean Club has locations in Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Ariz., Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Newport Beach, California. This will be the first location for Texas, though a Mastro’s Steakhouse exists near the Galleria.

NoPo Cafe brings grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to North Post Oak

NoPo Café, Market & Bar, the newest restaurant from the minds behind B&B Butcher Shop and BB Italia, will officially kick open the doors tomorrow, June 10, at 1244 North Post Oak Road. (NoPo is a neighborhood nickname — short for North Post Oak — created by owner and restaurateur Benjamin Berg.)

The cafe will be open all day long, with counter service breakfasts and lunches like egg and cheese tacos, oatmeal bowls, mortadella sandwiches, and salads, plus dinners like steak frites, ricotta tortellini, and chicken paillard. The restaurant will also offer a variety of gran-and-go dishes. NoPo is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 3-9 p.m. Saturdays.

Musaafer launches fundraiser to aid COVID-19 relief in India

Glamorous Galleria Indian restaurant Musaafer has launched a campaign to benefit COVID-19 relief in India, one of the hardest-hit parts of the world during the ongoing pandemic. The restaurant’s owners have partnered with three organizations, Mission Oxygen, GiveIndia and Khalsa Aid, and have created a program to encourage diners to donate when they are paying their dining bill. In addition, Musaafer will host a multi-course dinner in late June, complete with Indian music and other performances, which will benefit the three organizations. The fundraising effort ends on June 30.

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