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The Minds Behind a Popular Houston Food Truck Will Open a Thai Cafe in Garden Oaks

Plus, Burns BBQ is expanding to Humble and more Houston dining intel

a Thai-Mexican taco stuffed with bean spouts, fajita meat and more.
Longtime food truck Pho-jita will open a standalone restaurant in Garden Oaks.

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Pho-Jita food truck owner will open a permanent Thai cafe in Garden Oaks

Souli Phaduangdet, owner of stalwart Thai-Mexican fusion food truck Pho-jita, is opening a standalone restaurant in Oak Forest in the near future, according to the Leader. Sa Lao Thai Cafe, at 5013 N. Shepherd Drive, will focus on Thai and Lao food. Phaduangdet told the Leader that the future of the food truck, which she opened nearly a decade ago, is uncertain while she and husband John Tapia focus on opening the restaurant. According to the Houston Business Journal, Sa Lao Thai cafe should be open within a month.

Much-lauded Burns BBQ expands to Humble

Burns BBQ, which has been serving up smoked means in Acres Homes since 1973 and even earned the accolades of Anthony Bourdain, has opened a new grab-and-go restaurant in Humble, according to CultureMap. The new location, located inside the Kroger at 14221 E. Sam Houston Pkwy North, offers brisket, links, ribs, smoked turkey, chicken boudin, and sides like potatoes, mac and cheese, and baked beans, for dine in and take out.

Rooftop Cinema Club will reopen in Uptown Park

Following the closure of Rooftop Cinema Club’s Sawyer Yards pop-up, and a brief tenure at the Drive In of Navigation, Rooftop Cinema Club has announced it is reopening at its original home in Uptown Park, at 1700 Post Oak Boulevard. Tickets for screenings, along with this season’s roster of films, will go live at noon on Wednesday, August 11.