By Charlotte Aguilar The murmur never quite goes away, reaching a crescendo at times like this, when a nice-sized, reasonably updated supermarket property becomes available in the Bellaire-West University area. It’s always campaign season when a community is trying to snag a Trader Joe’s Market. Read social media posts or converse with a Trader Joe’s aficionado, and one would … [Read more...] about The odds on Trader Joe’s coming to town: Will Two-Buck Chuck ever live in Bellaire or West U?
By Charlotte Aguilar West University’s Scott Novich describes his business as “something out of Star Trek,” but in reality, Pluck is literally down-to-earth. It’s “yardiculture” — a company growing, both literally and figuratively, and looking for would-be gardeners in West University and Bellaire interested in harvesting some of their own food to test the service. Pluck is … [Read more...] about Yard-to-table, Pluck enables home-growing without the hassle
With a “preview of coming attractions” style poster, The Rice Box has announced it’s hoping to open its fourth location before the end of the year at 5504 Morningside Dr. at Times Boulevard, former site of a car repair business. Known for its traditional-style Chinese takeout dishes as well as street foods and teas, the location will have 60 seats, making the Rice Village … [Read more...] about Rice Box, meet Rice Village
Look closely at the walls and the faces of The ’401 Table & Tap (and adjacent 77 events space), and you’ll learn a great deal about the community from which they take their name. That’s exactly how Kristi Coffey and husband Arash Noamouz intend it. In just four years, The 77/’401 have endeared themselves to a wide spectrum of ages and tastes with an atmosphere and features … [Read more...] about FOOD FINDS: The ’401 and 77: ‘A love letter to the community’
Broiler Burger food truck closes, original site sold The promise of a revival of the original Bellaire Broiler Burger has ended, with food sales suddenly shutting down on Labor Day, and the vintage building at 5216 Bellaire Blvd. sold for use as a law office. Even though the operator, Jason Scheinthal, regaled customers until the end with plans to restore the iconic eatery to … [Read more...] about FOOD BRIEFS: Icon fades out — but look what’s coming