MasterChef Season 3 Winner Christine Ha

Wows crowd at Brazos Bookstore.

Although Burns Old Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Q closed this week, don't be sad, because Gary Burns made this decision so he could return to the family business at Burns Bar-B-Q on North Shepherd, as reported by J.C. Reid. There's more barbecue to come from Burns.

In expansion news, Eater's Sandler reports The Tasting Room in Uptown Park is going to take over the Lady L Clothing space and will expand by 9,000 square feet. The restaurant has decided to grow after signing a new lease that runs through 2023. The newly remodeled space will enlarge the patio and garden area for more seating outside. According to a press release, the project begins in July and should be finished by Labor Day.

Tandoory Taco opened June 16 in The Woodlands. This new restaurant on Sawdust serves up Indian-flavored and spiced food where the "tacos" are wrapped in paratha. You can also enjoy other classic Indian dishes, such as dosa and curries, according to the new profile on B4-U-Eat.

MC3 winner Christine Ha.
Photo by Christina Uticone
MC3 winner Christine Ha.
A packed house at Brazos Bookstore.
Photo by Christina Uticone
A packed house at Brazos Bookstore.

According to Jamaica House's Web site, the restaurant on Westheimer is currently closed for remodeling, so it isn't gone for good. Scott Gertner's At Houston Pavilions won't be gone for good, either. Houston Business Journal says the downtown club is looking to relocate and will announce its new location soon.

In Baytown, The Red Fox, known for Texas coastal cuisine, closed shop because, as owner Linda Stewart stated, "We're not at a place where we can continue."

Submarina California Subs in Missouri City also shut its doors this week, as reported by B4-U-Eat. However, Missouri City added Chocolate Drop Cafe, which serves up coffee and pastries as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Although Morningside Thai Restaurant has been closed since April, the restaurant reopened June 17 at its new location at 2473 South Braeswood in Suite A.

Cinco Ranch is also getting the third location of D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe later this summer. According to a press release, the new restaurant will be located in the Phase II portion of LaCenterra town center and will serve lunch and dinner each day of the week.

B4-U-Eat's newsletter also let us know that Mandi Halal, a Middle Eastern restaurant, recently opened on Hillcroft off the Southwest Freeway.

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