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Long-awaited Savoy Ice House finally sets an opening date
Savoy Ice House, the Third Ward drinkery from the minds behind Turkey Leg Hut, has finally set a date for its soft opening.
A post on the bar’s Instagram page indicates that the business will open on Saturday, October 30, with a costume and cocktail party. The bar, at 4402 Emancipation Ave, Houston, has been in the works since at least 2019, when TLH owner Nakia Price teased in a Fox 26 news story about the Turkey Leg Hut’s battle with its Third Ward neighbors.
The Savoy is billed as the neighborhood’s “first urban ice house”, with decor that includes vintage motorcycles, street art-covered walls, and a large outdoor deck. The bar will also feature a VIP room with a private deck and private restrooms, as well as an outdoor bar in an Airstream trailer. Eater has reach out to the TLH team for more details, including whether one of the restaurant’s food trucks will be on hand to serve up stuffed turkey legs.
In February, the bar — which was unfinished at the time — was the site of an alleged assault in which TLH co-founder Lynn Price was accused of pistol-whipping and then threatening to kill an acquaintance. A hearing for that case is scheduled for October 21.
New coffee shop and wine bar lands in Downtown Houston
A new cafe in Downtown Houston is now open, serving up locally-roasted coffee, Belgian waffles, and wines from South America.
3 Fibs Coffee & Wine is a project from Michael Caplan, who co-founded Siphon Coffee in the Montrose, and Tim Leyden, the mind behind EaDough Waffles. The cafe will serve waffles by day, alongside coffee roasted by Cleo Roasting Co, (also owned by Caplan), and will transition to a wine bar at night, complete with charcuterie boards and wine from Mexico and South America.
According to CultureMap, the name 3 Fib refers to the dubious newspaper ad the Allen Brothers placed in 1836 offering land for sale in Houston. The cafe sits directly across from Allen’s Landing, known as the site where the city was founded.
Becks Prime closes Heights location
Beck Prime, the Houston-born restaurant known for its never-frozen Angus hamburgers, is closing up shop in the Heights. The small chain’s location at 115 West 19th Street will shutter on Thursday, September 30. Staff from that restaurant will be relocated to one of Houston’s nine other locations, according to a press release. Becks did not list a reason for the closure.