Marcus and Mel Davis announced Thursday plans to bring their grub to two food trucks through a campaign on Houston-based crowdfunding site NextSeed. One of the custom-built trucks will be stationed outside the Midtown restaurant for call-in and to-go orders, while the other will move about the city. Expect the Breakfast Klub to take part in local festivals, be at food truck lots (start hoping for late night wings and waffles), and cater more corporate events.
“Community is such a huge part of The Breakfast Klub, and always has been,” says Davis. “With these two new food trucks, we'll be able to serve our community even better by improving the experience of visiting the restaurant, as well as having the ability to take our food to areas where people can’t access it as easily—ultimately growing our community further.”
The NextSeed campaign has already raised $131,600, which is past the minimum goal of $100,000. Read more about it here.
Peli Peli has opened a new location at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands. It's the fourth location of the South African restaurant, which now has Ryan Stewart, who previously was overseeing fast-casual concept Peli Peli Kitchen, at the helm as brand executive chef. He takes over for original executive chef Paul Friedman, who in February 2018 was accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit that was dismissed by both parties in April. According to a report by CultureMap, Friedman is still a partner at Peli Peli.
With Stewart's move to Peli Peli comes an updated menu with smaller portions, and more vegetarian and seafood options. Macey Maples will assume the role of chef de cuisine in The Woodlands.
The second Sweetgreen in Houston will be hosting a grand opening, RSVP-only party Sept. 21 at its location, 1303 Westheimer Road in Montrose. The party will include a live mural painting, an appearance by Chris Shepherd, games, music, and more.
Rosalie Italian Soul, chef Chris Cosentino's first foray in Houston, will open in early October. Also, the restaurant has named a pastry chef in Valerie Trasatti, who went from Revival Market to her own catering business, Benevento Bake Shop. Trasatti is also a founding member of the women's empowerment nonprofit I'll Have What She's Having.
Nobie's bartender Christa Havican will be taking part in the Most Imaginative Bartender Competition's North American semifinals, held Sept. 16-17 in Nashville. The goal is to present her most out-of-the-box cocktail to judges, and if she wins, she'll be one of the 12 finalists competing in England for the chance to win $25,000 and mentorship by a noted bartending visionary.
Food truck Taste of Greek is opening its first brick-and-mortar location at Kings Crossing, located at West Lake Houston Parkway and Kingwood Drive in Kingwood. Taste of Greek specializes in street foods like gyro and souvlaki, plus moussaka and spanakopita. No opening date has been announced.