Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

Bombshells Restaurant owner to buy adult nightclub package in $88 million deal

RCI Hospitality plans to expand its national portfolio of adult nightclubs in the largest acquisition in the Houston company’s 26-year history. RCI agreed to buy 11 nightclubs across six states for $88 million in cash and stock, it said Monday. The acquisition comes after the publicly traded company reported record revenues during its third quarter ended June 30 — club and restaurant sales for the quarter soared 23 percent to $57 million from the prepandemic $46 million recorded in the third quarter of 2019. The company had total restaurant and nightclub sales of $14.3 million in the year-earlier period, in the depths of the pandemic.
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Community Impact Houston

El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill coming to Rayford Road

El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill will be coming to a space at 610 Rayford Road, Spring, before the end of the third quarter this year. Terrie Smith, a real estate agent with Foldetta Commercial who represented the landlord in leasing the 4,330-square-foot space, said an exact timeframe is hard to announce at this time, as the restaurant is still getting permits.

Top 9 Food & Drink Events/Offers in Houston This Month: August 2021

Dine on delicious dishes and enjoy our picks for the top food and drink events taking place around Houston in August 2021. This August sees the return of a citywide culinary favorite event, Houston Restaurant Weeks, which has raised over $16.6 million for the Houston Food Bank since its inception in 2003. That means you can spend the month wining and dining at your favorite local restaurants for a cause, plus partake in events from a Hawaiian-inspired tiki party and pig roast to a first-of-its-kind, community and chef-driven food festival.

Bun B Set To Open Trill Burgers Restaurant In Houston

Houston, TX – Bun B is entering the restaurant industry. According to Eater, the UGK frontman is gearing up to open Trill Burgers in Houston, although a permanent address hasn’t been locked down just yet. “Thank you @foodbeast and @eaterhouston for showing @trillburgers some love,” Bun B wrote when breaking...
Conroe, TXHouston Chronicle

When Girls Worship sets back-to-school brunch for teens, young women

Sasha Gordon wants Conroe area teens and young women to know it’s OK to dream and plan your future even in a pandemic. Gordon, a 2012 Conroe High School graduate, launched the nonprofit organization When Girls Worship in 2014. The project is a conference for young women seeking a deeper level with Christ.
Houston, TXHouston Press

Georgia James Tavern Opens Tonight

Chris Shepherd's new restaurant adds some glam to casual dining and drinking. It's always big news when one of Houston's best chefs opens a new restaurant and the news can't get much bigger than James Beard Award Winning chef Chris Shepherd's debut of his new Georgia James Tavern at the luxury hi-rise Market Square Tower, smack dab in the middle of downtown H-town. The restaurant is being touted as a more casual offshoot of his steakhouse Georgia James, one of now six concepts under his group Underbelly Hospitality, which also includes co-owners Todd Mason, Jeff Lindenberger and Fred Baca.
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

Opinion: Time to reopen US-Mexico border to legal travel and vaccinate on both sides

On March 21, 2020, the United States and Mexico implemented what they billed as a shutdown of their joint border to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the region. As per the joint announcement, cross-border traffic was limited to “essential travel.” However, neither government carefully defined nor sensibly put in practice the meaning of essential travel. This omission compromised the entire set of measures agreed to by both countries and made them largely ineffective against the pandemic.

New Raccoon-Themed Near Northside Bar Trash Panda Won’t Leave You Dumpster Diving

"DEATH IS COMING, Eat Trash, Be Free," reads a cheerily yellow-hued screed spelled out on a neon sign affixed to a wall inside newly opened near northside bar concept Trash Panda Drinking Club. The bar, which sports a racoon — or "trash panda" — theme, is the second bar concept in recent months by Night Moves Hospitality, led by bar owner Greg Perez, formerly the owner of Monkey's Tail, and chef Lyle Bento, who just three months ago debuted buzzy new bar Space Cowboy at the Heights House Hotel.
Houston, TXFort Bend Star

Review: Sozo Japanese Steakhouse combines speed with quality

I’ve seen many great innovations and adaptations from restaurants with their packaging and to-go containers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But you all have no doubt had an experience similar to that of my 5-year-old self when I dropped my ice cream cone on the floor of my grandma’s car on the way home from the zoo. That was instructive for me both as a lesson in the laws of physics and how the behavior of consumers can influence the way products are packaged and sold. Had my ice cream come in a plastic mini helmet or a bowl of some kind, my ice cream would have been less likely to spill.