Bernie's Burger Bus, 6324 Highway 6, opened March 15 in Missouri City. This is the first location with drive thru service. It's also the first free-standing Bernie's with a patio and dedicated parking lot. There are three other locations in the Greater Houston area, including the Heights, Katy and Bellaire.
Justin Turner has turned his former school bus food truck into a successful brick and mortar operation serving juicy, creative burgers in a casual school-themed decor. The beef for the patties is ground in-house and the french fries are hand-cut, perfect for dipping in the house made ketchup.
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It's a family friendly, but still stylish Italian restaurant serving old school pastas, cheesy pizzas and plenty of seafood, chicken and steak dishes as well. The happy hour specials and lunch deals cannot be beat. It has a full bar and plenty of vino.
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Common Bond gets stellar reviews for its croissants and freshly baked breads and carbohydrate connoisseurs go for the bread board. It could be the best six bucks you spend this year. The bakery/cafe serves breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and until closing on the weekend. It also serves a weekend brunch. Its lunch and dinner offerings include European classics like Steak Frites, quiche, charcuterie plus a really good burger.
Various delights from kouign amann to kugelhopf line the pastry case. The variety of scones include unique flavors such as spiced pear and Earl Grey plus macarons with interesting combinations like fig and goat cheese.
There are the usual cafe cafes, so patrons with an hour to lounge can enjoy a morning cappuccino or a late afternoon pick-me-up espresso. As with the Montrose location, there will be wine and beer available, but the Medical Center store is currently awaiting its liquor license.
Eight Turn Crepe, 23119 Colonial Parkway, will celebrate its grand opening March 23 with free gelato for the first 100 purchases. From March 23 to 30, customers can receive 20 percent off their orders.
This is the first Houston franchise for the New York based crepe restaurant. It softly opened March 10 in Katy Asian Town and is owned by husband and wife Huylong Nguyen and Jennifer Bui.
The Japanese-style crepes are made with rice flour. There's a bounty of fillings to choose from, sweet or savory. For breakfast, there are omelets or lox. Other fillings include chicken, tofu and a variety of vegetables and salads. On the dessert side are tempting treats from healthy fresh fruit to gelato and chocolate.
Breakers Korean BBQ, 16535 Southwest Freeway, is coming this month to First Colony Mall. Though it has a Yelp page and was expected to open earlier this March, we are still awaiting the news. We are keeping an eagle eye on it.
Tiger Noodle House, 2424 Rice Boulevard, opened its third location March 10. That's good news for Houston residents who have previously had to make the drive out to the two Katy locations for its Chinese dishes, including some Szechuan favorites.
At Tiger Noodle House, diners can choose their spice level, though we recommend that lightweights stay away from the Spicy and Numbing Pot. What's in a name? A lot when it comes to choosing at Tiger Noodle House. Sweet garlic eggplant and Dan Dan noodles are also popular items.
Besides its sandwiches such as The Original and The Super Original, Antone's offers housemade gumbos, fried seafood plates, salads and a New Orleans staple, muffulettas. Antone's also does a brisk business with its pre-wrapped sandwiches and prepackaged salads, popular with office workers grabbing and going. The sandwiches are also sold at 275 grocery stores across Texas and Louisiana. Houstonians are accustomed to seeing them at the deli counters of H-E-B, Kroger and Randall's.
Pho Ha, 1302 Blalock, opened in the H Mart food court the first week of March, serving pho, banh mi and other Vietnamese cuisine favorites.
Most Texans are familiar with its Texas-style cheesesteaks since its 1981 founding in Austin. Many of those were college kids who dug up as much dough as they could to treat themselves to something besides the cafeteria meal plan and cheap ramen noodles.
The restaurant has seen some openings and closings at various locations across Houston over the decades. The other current Houston area locations include 3407 Montrose and 8383 Westheimer.
Besides its signature cheeseteaks such as the Founder's Favorite with beef, grilled onions, mozzarella, mushrooms and jalapenos, there are sandwiches like the Cubana with chicken and ham. There are plenty of tempting starters like wings, fried pickles and chips and queso. There are also burgers and wraps for non-cheesteak enthusiasts. Heathens.
Tropical's Columbian Restaurant, 212 Westheimer, opened March 1. This is its second location serving Latin dishes like empanadas and the bandeja paisa, a platter of grilled steak, Colombian sausage, pork belly, avocado, white corn bread, fried sweet plantains, rice beans and an egg which should satisfy the largest appetite. There's also the arepa con todo (with everything).
While dine-in is available, much of the business comes from take out and various food delivery apps, if you don't feel like getting off the couch.
Komeya Ramen & Sushi, 1849 El Dorado, opened March 15 in Clear Lake. The cute, cozy sushi bar offers ramen, sushi and sashimi, dumplings, spring rolls and more. The space is decorated with lucky cat murals sure to be the background to many an Instagram selfie.