Cheers to Sipple: Texas’ first booze-free bottle shop opens in Houston’s Rice Village
Sipple, the new non-alcoholic bottle shop in Houston’s Rice Village offers everything from dealcoholized wine to functional spirits. Husband and wife team Danny and Helenita Frounfelkner have something in stock for every sober curious person.
Local Foods unveils expanded, grocer-restaurant concept in Rice Village
Local Foods Market opened in Rice Village earlier this month. The new grocer-restaurant concept offers counter service and grab-and-go meals along with a grocery marketplace. “We are thrilled to continue the pop-up success with the conversion of benjy’s into a larger Local Foods Market,” said Benjy Levit, Local Foods Owner in a release. The grocery section of the concept offers “artisanal foodie staples” including specialty spices and sauces, local eggs and milk, Texas beef in retail packs and Houston Dairymaids cheeses. Local Foods Market operates daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
New York City-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream to open first Texas shop in Houston’s Rice Village
New York City-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream will open its first Texas shop in Houston’s Rice Village next year. The cult-favorite ice cream brand will open its doors at 2565 Amherst St, in Rice Village, sometime in spring 2021. Van Leeuwen offers over 30 dairy and vegan ice cream flavors “made with only quality ingredients using only simple recipes,” according to a release. The Rice Village location is set to open with a new flavor created to celebrate Van Leeuwen’s expansion to Texas. With its established ties, walkability, and bustling community, we knew Rice Village was perfect for our first venture into the Lone Star state,” said CEO and co-founder, Ben Van Leeuwen.
Rice Village food hall Politan Row shutters permanently after 1 year in business
Rice Village food hall Politan Row has closed permanently, the dining concept announced in a statement on its Instagram page. The luxe food hall opened in November 2019 at 2445 Times Blvd, featuring a diverse collection of food concepts. The food hall announced its permanent closure Friday. “Politan Row Houston opened one year ago, giving us just 4 short months to serve Rice Village before mandatory shut downs,” the food hall said. Many from Politan Row are already developing new businesses designed for the pandemic and beyond.
TV-radio listings: Oct. 28
Regis Prograis boxes with New Orleans heart, but Houston hands The Houston pro boxer begins his road back to another world title when he fights on Saturday. Last-minute challenge threatens drive-thru votes in Harris County In an effort to stop drive-thru voting in Harris Co., Republicans have filed a new lawsuit.chron.com
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Bread Man Baking Company loaves are coming to Whole Foods The company announced on Tuesday that its signature artisanal bread is available on bakery...Skeleton strip club ignites fight between homeowner and HOA This year, Angela Nava decided to do a something different with her Halloween decor.chron.com
Check out Houston celebrity designer Chloe Dao’s face mask collection
In the market for a new face mask? The Houston-native fashion designer and winner of “Project Runway Season 2″ has stepped up to design several versions of face masks, including one with a hidden straw hole called the “Safely Sip,” which allows you to safely sip your iced coffee while you’re out and about. The collection also features washable cotton face masks and Antibacterial Neoprene premium masks, with some that include a pocket where a filter can be added inside. Dao’s mask designs are made to allow you to feel stylish while feeling secure. To see the full collection of Dao’s face masks, click here.
Best Of Houston 2020: Best Hot Dog
Best Hot Dog: Yoyo's Hot DogTravis Scotts Astroworld Festival let out and all of a sudden Yoyos hot dog cart was a hundred customers deepon top of the other hundred or so people who also had been fantasizing about that juicy, crisp, saucy topped wiener. The wiener is thick, juicy and caramelized from the grill due to being split for speed and loaded on top of that is the gangbuster mix that has us all whispering Yoyo dog late at night. Onions with a hint of soy, caramelized to blackness, top the dog with a more crispy version to follow, lastly dressed with secret aioli and sriracha sauces. Yoyo finishes each hot dog himself and can flip cash and change quickly from his fanny pack (or there is a convenient touch screen nearby). Their Facebook page is a good place to check for scheduling alerts as they have expanded from Rice Village to The Ice Barn in Sugar Land as well.houstonpress.com
Upper Crust: Sixty Vines
Sixty Vines, the Dallas-based wine-on-tap concept, just opened the brand's first Houston store in Rice Village. The Butcher, a tomato sauce pizza featuring soppressata, capicola, calabrese, provolone and mozzarella, was heavy on the cheese while disappointingly light in the sauce. EXPAND The Butcher pizza from Sixty Vines in Rice Village. Photo by Carlos BrandonFor a wine bar with an extensive menu of sharables, salads, pasta and full entrees, the pizza at Sixty Vines is far from an afterthought. No one is rushing to Rice Village at lunchtime for the world-class artisan pies.houstonpress.com
This delicious, new food hall trend is taking over Houston
HOUSTON, Houston (KTRK) -- You may have noticed all the food halls popping up around Houston.Sierra Fitzgerald, the general manager of the brand new "Politan Row" in Rice Village describes the trend best. "If you used to go to the mall and hang in the food court as a kid, but now you're a grown up and you have grown up tastes," explained Fitzgerald.Chefs and restaurant owners are choosing to open small stalls because they're less risky than full-blown restaurants.Plus, customers love the trend because they to choose from so many options. "I love that you don't have to choose," expressed Fitzgerald. "When you go out with your friends, there's always, 'Well, I'm a vegan' or 'I want something spicy,' or you know, 'I could really just go for some sushi now.' And no matter what, none of your friends have to choose."abc13.com
New Rice Village food hall brings diverse variety of food under one roof
Foodie rejoice because a new place in Rice Village will satisfy your craving for something delicious. HOUSTON - Foodies, rejoice: There is a new place in Rice Village that will satisfy your craving for something delicious. Politan Row -- a new food hall -- opened its doors to the public over the weekend. The food hall will be open Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information about the new food hall and its vendors, you can visit the Politan Row website.
Travis Scott fans lined up 24 hours before his store opens
There was a crowd the afternoon of Nov. 11, 2019 outside Travis Scott's Space Village ahead of its permanent opening, but it was a bit different later that night. "At this point, I'll take anything that comes out of the store, because it's all rare," said Reginald Cornett, who held the ninth place in line.Inside the store, Scott is selling clothing and shoes. It's more about he's from the city, he brought something new and exciting to the city, and we're out here trying to experience it and enjoy it. "Nextdoor to the understated Space Village is a clothing store capitalizing on the hype with their neighbor.Jessica Robinson, owner of Miss Robinson Fashion House, has put pictures of Kylie Jenner on her mannequins' heads. Jenner and Scott have a daughter together.abc13.com
Half Price Books in Rice Village set to close its doors
Half Price Books in Rice Village set to close its doorsThe Rice Village location of Half Price Books is set to close its doors in March. The Rice Village location of Half Price Books is set to close its doors in March. Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Half Price Books in Rice Village set to close its doors 1 / 13 Back to GalleryThe Rice Village location of Half Price Books is set to close its doors in March. in a two-story building that was formerly occupied by a clothing store, rock 'n' roll club and theater co-op, according to Rice Village store manager Veronica Wilkerson. The five other Houston-area locations of Half Price Books, including outposts in Montrose and Clear Lake, will remain open, Bruce said.chron.com
Rice Village food hall Politan Row adds three more concepts
The upcoming food hall Politan Row, at 2445 Times Blvd., in the Rice Village, has added three new vendors to its ranks ahead of its expected November opening. The food hall will join others owned by the Politan Group, which has a presence in New Orleans, Miami and Chicago. New concepts and chefs joining those announced in August are:Kin , a Thai concept by Houston-native chef Evelyn Garcia, which will include curries, rice bowls and salads. Torshi , a Mediterranean concept by Rafik Abohattab borrowed from St. Rochs, the New Orleans food hall that inspired Politan Row. , a Mediterranean concept by Rafik Abohattab borrowed from St. Rochs, the New Orleans food hall that inspired Politan Row.communityimpact.com
Wine-on-tap bar Sixty Vines opening Rice Village location Oct. 14
Plano-based Sixty Vines will open its new Rice Village location at 2540 University Blvd., Houston, on Oct. 14. The wine bar offers 60 wines on tap as well as brunch, lunch and dinner service. The two-story, 8,700-square-foot space also features a rooftop garden patio. 281-800-8808. www.sixtyvines.comcommunityimpact.com
Now Open: Sweetgreen offers new salad options in Rice Village
The salad chain Sweetgreen opened its first Houston location at 2551 Amherst St., in the Rice Village, on July 23. The restaurant, one of almost 100 locations nationwide, is the first in Texas as well, with menu items drawing on locally sourced ingredients. Sweetgreen will donate 100% of opening day proceeds to Urban Harvest to support Double Up Houston, a program that helps food-insecure families buy more produce at local farmers markets. 832-720-7500. www.sweetgreen.comcommunityimpact.com
Salata may have competition; popular Washington-based restaurant coming to Houston area
Sweetgreen/ FacebookHOUSTON - A popular Washington-based restaurant, Sweetgreen, is bringing competition to the Houston area after announcing it's opening two of its restaurants in Rice Village and Montrose, according to the Houston Business Journal. After a year of waiting, Sweetgreen confirmed that its first Texas location will be open July 23 at 2551 Amherst St. in Rice Village. There was no set date for the opening of the Montrose location, which will be at 1303 Westheimer Road. Houston-based Salata and Panera Bread are among the popular restaurants in the salad world in Bayou City, so Sweetgreen is bringing the competition. Posted by sweetgreen on Monday, 13 May 2019All eyes on you @ Beet Hummus Posted by sweetgreen on Thursday, 9 May 2019Here to tuck you in #sweetdreams.
Three men dressed as construction workers wanted for Rice Village jewelry heist
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are searching for three armed suspects who robbed a Rice Village jewelry store of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.Police say three armed men dressed in yellow neon construction worker vests robbed Rice Village Diamonds on Rice Boulevard of thousands in jewelry.The suspects fled the scene in a silver Dodge pick-up truck with a Michigan license plate, DXP-7455.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.abc13.com
Coming soon: 14 restaurants and businesses opening in the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University area in 2019
Purple Kow, a California-based boba tea shop, will open its first Houston location at 2531 University Blvd., this summer. www.mendocinofarms.comThe salad-focused fast-casual chain Sweetgreen plans to open its Rice Village location, 2551 Amherst St., Houston, in July. www.sweetgreen.comTorchys Tacos is expected to open at 5535 Weslayan St., Houston, in late summer. www.torchystacos.comPlano-based wine bar Sixty Vines is slated to open its first Houston location at 2540 University Blvd. 713-714-8608. www.pokeinthebowls.com National made-to-order pizza chain MOD will open at 6622 Fannin St., Houston, in late July.communityimpact.com
The Gaspy Collection is expanding its Rice Village store
Leather goods boutique The Gaspy Collection, 2413 Rice Blvd., Houston, is undergoing an expansion at its Rice Village store to include a new cafe and workshop after it acquired an adjacent storefront. The new cafe is expected to be complete by August and will provide healthy dining options and host leather-crafting workshops. 713-750-9042. www.thegaspycollection.comcommunityimpact.com