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A Casual SoCal Sushi Spot Is En Route to Houston

Plus, a short-lived Montrose cocktail lounge shutters and more Houston dining intel

a sushi roll with raw tuna, black rice, and some kind of sauce neatly arranged in slices on a rectangular white plate
Ten is known for its black rice rolls and full-service sushi bar
Kirsten Gilliam

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The minds behind Bosscat Kitchen will bring their popular SoCal sushi restaurant to Houston

BCK Management, the minds behind elevated comfort food restaurant Bosscat Kitchen + Libations, will bring their popular Southern California Asian bistro, Ten Sushi, to Houston next year. The restaurant will be located at 4200 Westheimer Road, adjacent to Bosscat, and is expected to open in Spring of 2022.

Ten originally opened in Newport Beach, California, in 2008, and was bought by BCK Management’s John Reed in 2014. BCK would eventually expand to Houston with the opening of Bosscat in 2017, and now-shuttered BCK Kitchen + Cocktails in the Heights in 2018. Ten is known for its full-service sushi bart, including black rice rolls, and dishes like firecracker wontons, kung pao, and shaken beef filet.

Daisy Buchanan Lounge closes to make more space for Gatsby Steakhouse

Daisy Buchanan Lounge, the short-lived sibling bar to Montrose Avenue steakhouse Gatsby’s, has closed to make way for more space at the restaurant. Though both businesses are new — Gatsby’s opened in March, Daisy in June — business at the steakhouse has been robust enough that its owners have decided to close the lounge in order to expand the dining room at Gatsby’s. The final day of service at Daisy was August 21, and renovations are expected to last about a month.

When it reopens, the former lounge will be known as the Daisy Buchanan Room, and will be connected to the main dining room at Gatsby’s. Several of the drinks from the lounge will be incorporated into Gatsby’s bar menu.

Soul food restaurant brings hard-to-find dishes to Spring

A new soul food restaurant in Spring is bringing hard-to-find Southern comfort dishes like smoked catfish, hot-water cornbread, and liver and onions to the suburb. JW’s Place Soul Food and Barbeque, at 28533 Springs Trails Ridge, is run by couple Jack and Cassaundra Webb, who told Community Impact Newspaper that they wanted to focus on completely homemade dishes based on recipes passed down from generations of both familes.

In addition to barbecue and soul food, the restaurant also hosts live music, a weekend brunch, and has a daiquiri dirve-thru.