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Houston Food News You Might Have Missed In the Last Week

If Christmas had you too busy to keep your finger on the pulse of Houston food, now is the time to catch up.

By Cory Garcia December 27, 2017

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You’ve made it through another Christmas. Congratulations! Here’s hoping the long days and late nights that made for a Monday to remember. We know you’ve been busy the last week knocking out last-minute shopping, avoiding paper cuts as you wrap and doing meal prep, which means you haven’t always had the time to scroll your feeds as often as you’d like. The slight break from social media was probably healthier than you realize, but it does mean you might have missed some news in the food scene along the way.

Whether you’re taking the day off to rest your feet or waiting in line to exchange gifts, here’s a look at a few things you might have missed recently:

  • Chris Shepherd is a busy man, and big changes are coming to Underbelly. We detailed everything going on with the greater Underbelly Hospitality banner, but the biggest news is that Shepherd is bringing a steakhouse, named Georgia James, to 1100 Westheimer next year.
  • If you’re still got room for eggnog in your life after yesterday, there’s still time to complete the Nogsmas eggnog crawl in the Heights. If you pull it off, celebrate your accomplishment over at Johnny’s Gold Brick December 28.
  • Brunch Out 2017 is happening over at Weights + Measures, which means you don’t have to wait until the weekend to explore their brunch menu this week. Through Friday you can get your Egg In Da Hole fix 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Goodnight Charlie’s opened last Friday night. When things are fully up and running at 2531 Kuester Street, you’ll have a full slate of tacos to choose from, including a late night menu that’ll run until 3 a.m. They’ve also got an intriguing live music lineup over the coming weeks, including The Broken Spokes and Mike Stinson.
  • H-E-B has big and tall plans for Meyerland. Construction is slated to begin in the first part of 2019 on an elevated store that, in theory, won’t have the same flooding issues the previous Meyeland H-E-B did.
  • Instagrammers, get thee to Cypress, where Ethel Mae Bourbon and Bacon has bacon hanging from a clothesline, as seen in the photo above. Your timeline will be empty without it.
  • Hat tip to our friends at Eater for the news that Flip’n Patties has gone brick and mortar over at 1809 Eldridge Parkway. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for soft opening hours.
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