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Eat the Grasshoppers at Hugo's

Soft chapulines tacos are a yummy surprise.

And really, you're going to need the fresh green arugula to counter some of the richness of the burger. When you cut into it (please do not attempt to hold it to your mouth and bite it), melted fontina enveloped in the center of the meat will ooze or occasionally spurt out — a creamy, gooey center that, though it's written in the menu, takes many by surprise. Coupled with the jalapeños, it's almost like Mexican queso. Stuffed in a burger.

If that's not heaven, I don't know what is.

The list so far:

Who wants to eat grasshoppers at Hugo's?
Molly Dunn
Who wants to eat grasshoppers at Hugo's?
It looks like Soma Sushi's ramen will be getting some more competition next year.
Mai Pham
It looks like Soma Sushi's ramen will be getting some more competition next year.

No. 100: Bangkok Fries at Boheme

No. 99: Almond Croissant at Phoenicia

No. 98: Bulgogi Tacos With Kimchi at Chi'Lantro No. 97: Soft Pretzel from Mongoose Versus Cobra No. 96: Chicken and Waffles at Adair Kitchen No. 95: Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Brooklyn Athletic Club No. 94: Foie Gras Mac & Cheese at BRC Gastropub No. 93: Vuelve a la Vida Soup at Connie's Seafood No. 92: Homeroom at Bernie's Burger Bus No. 91: Lobster Cake Benedict at Sorrel Urban Bistro No. 90: Uncle Daryl's Cake at The Chocolate Bar No. 89: Porchetta e Fagioli at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino No. 88: Sesame Soft Balls at Golden Dim Sum No. 87: Crab Daddy Bao at Fat Bao No. 86: Ham, Egg & Cheese Crepe at Melange Creperie No. 85: Pork Tamales at Irma's No. 84: Greek Burger at Hubcap Grill No. 83: Lobster Roll at Maine-ly Sandwiches No. 82: Grilled Ahi Tuna at St. John's Fire No. 81: Catfish and Grits at The Breakfast Klub No. 80: The Marie Laveau Sandwich at Sandy Witch No. 79: Carnissima Pizza at Coppa Osteria No. 78: Mortadella Sandwich at 13 Celsius No. 77: Lamb Lollipops at Américas No. 76: The Heights Burger at Gratifi No. 75: Date With a Pig at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop­ No. 74: Taco al Pastor at Taco Keto No. 73: Chili Cheese Mac from Jus' Mac No. 72: Chicken Pot Pie at Kenny & Ziggy's No. 71: Lazy Lane Frites at Brasserie 19 No. 70: Banana Split at Cloud 10 Creamery No. 69: Dozen Raw Oysters at Pappas Seafood No. 68: Green "Hurry Curry" at Nit Noi No. 67: Bad Ass Hambur-Torta at Pistolero's No. 66: Enchiladas de Mole at La Guadalupana No. 65: Shorty Mac at H-Town StrEATS No. 64: Squirrel Master Burger at Cottonwood No. 63: Banh Mi at Les Givral's Sandwich and Cafe No. 62: Korean Spiced Brisket Plate at Revival Market No. 61: Old Fashioned Frito Pie at Armadillo Palace No. 60: Patata e Funghi Pizza at Pizaro's  No. 59: Baklava French Toast at Harry's ­Restaurant & Cafe No. 58: Grilled Cheese at The Golden Grill No. 57: Macarons at Ganache Dessert Bar No. 56: Eggplant Fries at Batanga
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Restaurant News

Openings and Closings
Changes at Brian O'Neill's & MAM'S Snoballs gets a permanent location.

Molly Dunn

The week of Christmas was a slow one for restaurant openings and closings (as is expected).

Eater reports that Brian O'Neill's will be temporarily closed after the holidays while owners Brian Young and Colm O'Neill revamp the pub with a new name and a new image. According to the current general manager, Leo Vela, the pub will be completely different in appearance and will offer a much better selection of beer and wine. Eater reports that the new menu (crafted by a "big-name" chef) will include items such as leg of lamb and tuna tartare. The relaunch date will be announced soon, but Vela and the owners hope to premiere the revamped pub as quickly as possible.

Word spread earlier this year that The Courtyard on St. James Place would close in December. After 22 years, the wedding venue/event hall/restaurant has officially closed.

Even though Prohibition shuttered after its Blowout Closing Party on December 21, the restaurant and bar will reopen at a new location downtown in 2014.

Thanks to a tip from commenter Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, we now know that Mancuso's Italian Table is closed temporarily. The restaurant's Web site home page states, "NOTICE: We will be closed for business until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Have a safe and happy Holiday season!"

The Woodlands Waterway has seen lots of restaurant growth recently. On December 16, Kona Grill opened in The Woodlands on the Waterway Sqaure. This marks the second Houston location and the first Woodlands location for Kona Grill. The Waterway area now houses BurgerFi, Morton's Grille and The Refuge Bar & Bistro.

MAM'S House of Ice Snoballs officially opened its brick-and-mortar. B4-U-Eat's weekly newsletter reveals that the snoball truck opened at its storefront on West Cavalcade. In addition to the sweet snoballs, MAM'S will also serve Frito pies, Cleburne corn and pocket pies at its new home.

B4-U-Eat's newsletter also notes that Suzie Wong's World opened in Katy on December 27. This is the second location for the Chinese restaurant.

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