Lucrece Borrego

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Play Strip Twister and Get Evicted

    Another Upper Kirby establishment closed its doors this week. Irish pub Mugsy's at 2239 Richmond shuttered on Sunday, August 24, but the co-owner Randy Eddy tells Eater Houston that he is closing the Irish pub and replacing it with a New Orleans-style restaurant, Tavern Orleans. The menu will featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Downtown's Craft-Beer Merchants Tap Into Greatness

    Lupe gestures at us animatedly, one hand wrapped around an overflowing beer mug as the other balances a large slice of roasted-fig pizza. This man with remarkable balance is singing the praises of some unholy-sounding concoction called a "Brewnog," but we're not quite sold on the idea. Our bar nei ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    Craft Brewers Great and Small Capitalize on Texas's Recent Legislative Changes

    Nightfly visits The League of Extraordinary Brewers and Saint Arnold.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Brewery Incubator Wants to Bring Nano-Brewing to Downtown With Your Help

    While American craft beer has often been called a small business renaissance, that doesn't mean that entry into the business is a cheap initial investment. Brewing space and equipment can push start-up costs well north of six figures and beyond. This prohibitive figure often means that some of the v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    The Burger Guys Open Downtown Tomorrow: Here's the Menu (and More!)

    Kitchen Incubator and The Burger Guys: A bright idea. Pictured: The high-ceilinged dining space inside Cafe Luz.​It was an idea "sparked by a few Tweets," says Lucrece Borrego, owner of Kitchen Incubator and its storefront bistro, Cafe Luz. Tomorrow at lunch, her commercial kitchen space locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Cafe Luz Offers More Than Just Coffee: Handmade Sodas and Fresh Food Head Downtown

    Cafe Luz's giant lightbulb was painted by Borrego herself.​Downtown has a new coffee shop as of this morning at 6:30 a.m. That's when Frank Freeman opened the doors of Cafe Luz at 907 Franklin, his new venture with Lucrece Borrego and Jesus Acosta, who also own Kitchen Incubator. Cafe Luz is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Openings & Closings: July 2011

    Chef Raj Dixit takes over at The Inn.​Another busy week in the city where good things happen in threes: Three coffee shops are opening soon, three chefs have moved into new positions, and three restaurants are fast on their way to opening (or reopening, in one case). And bad things happen in t ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2011

    Let Them Eat Cake

    Readers rant about strict Texas food laws.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Pie in the Heights

    It wasn't in red on our calendar, but apparently January 23 was National Pie Day. Joanna Torok and Joe Phillips, co-owners of a new mobile eatery called Oh My! Pocket Pies, weren't about to miss out. The two-month-old business takes the form of a truck, typically parked in Kim Hung Mall parking ... More >>