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Muiishi Makiritto Chef Finds a New Home at NettBar’s Forthcoming Second Outpost

Plus, Downtown steakhouse the Palm is making a move and more Houston dining intel

a plate of fries loaded with bulgogi, cheese and other toppings
Nettbar’s second location will feature a full kitchen and dishes from Muiishi Makirrito chef Matt Mui

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Longtime Houston steakhouse The Palm will relocate to Downtown

The Palm, one of Houston’s most iconic steakhouses, will relocate later this year from Tanglewood to Downtown. The restaurant, known for its expertly-seared steaks, lobster, and Italian-American dishes, is expected to open in the former III Forks location at 1201 Fannin Street towards the end of the year, according to CultureMap. A representative from Landry’s, which bought the decades-old New York-born steakhouse in 2019, said the current location, at 6100 Westheimer Road, will not close until the new spot is ready.

Neighborhood icehouse Nettbar plots a second location

Nettbar, the popular ice house hidden away in a neighborhood just north of Washington Avenue, is opening a second location complete with more covered outdoor space, a family-friendly fenced-in area, and a full kitchen helmed by Muiishi Makirrito chef Matt Mui.

Unlike the original location, the new spot, at 1717 W 22nd Street, will feature two buildings and plenty of parking. Mui, whose food truck was a regular fixture at the original kitchen-less Nettbar, will create a full menu for the new location, which is expected to open next summer.

Since the original spot was founded in 2017, Nettbar has become a popular place for sports-watching and outdoor family gatherings. The new location will also host events like trivia, bocce tournaments, goat yoga, and a monthly artisans market. The founders have launched a NextSeed campaign to help secure funding for the second spot.

Yet another “eatertainment” venue heads to Houston

A number of gaming entertainment venues have announced intentions to open in Houston, promising everything from “social darts” to “upscale miniature golf”, and here’s one more to add to the list: 810 Billiards & Bowling, a South Carolina-based “eatertainment concept” that pairs its namesake classic games with bar food and a boozy drink menu. 810, which has several locations in South Carolina as well as Phoenix, is now eyeing Houston for its next corporate location, set to open sometime next year. In addition to billards and bowling, 810 also offers board games, darts, cornhole, foosball and more, as well as eats like wings, burgers, and pizzas, and cocktails, wine and beer.

In a press release, a representative for 810 said Houston’s population growth over the previous decade — more than 20 percent — made it the ideal spot for the company’s next expansion.