Restaurant Buzz

Houston Dining News for July 2013

Laurann Claridge
July 01, 2013

Don’t say we didn’t give you much notice: Houston Restaurant Weeks begins Thursday, August 1. Participating area restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus at lunch ($20) and dinner ($35 to $45) for a full 33 days, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Houston Food Bank. Tables get booked quickly, so reserve yours stat. (To find out who’s involved, go to … Cordúa Restaurants (and specifically its original Churasscos concept) is heading to Gateway Memorial City, a new development at Gessner (which has also attracted boldfaced restaurateurs Bradley Ogden and Tony Vallone, as we’ve previously reported). The early-fall opening of the almost 9,000-square-foot space, designed by MBH Architects of California, coincides with the Latin concept’s 25th anniversary … Kudos to Ricardo Molina, third-generation owner of Molina’s Cantina, who has just been inducted into the Texas Restaurant Association’s Hall of Honor — the highest honor bestowed by this organization. The family has operated the legendary Tex-Mex place since 1941.