Taco Tuesday

Fusion Eats Opens with Breakfast Service, and Other Houston Food News This Week

The newest creation from the Fusion Taco team includes a breakfast service.

By Timothy Malcolm July 10, 2018

You can post up at the bar, sit at a four-top, or take a bench seat at Fusion Eats.

Would you like eggs with that chicken tikka masala taco?

Okay, Fusion Eats isn’t going that far, but the new concept from Julia Sharaby and David Grossman of Fusion Taco started with breakfast as it opened at 7 a.m. today.

Diners at the 9 Greenway Plaza East spot should expect more of the Fusion Taco experience, like that chicken tikka masala, lamb keema, tempura shrimp, and smoked brisket tacos, plus a breakfast service to take advantage of the morning crowds in the Upper Kirby area. Breakfast tacos include steak and egg, pork belly and egg, and fried avocado (with black beans, tomatoes, cabbage, goat cheese, and house ranch).

It’s been a wild ride so far for Sharaby and Grossman, who started Fusion Taco as a food truck and expanded in 2013 with a Downtown location. They opened a Heights location in 2017. With Fusion Eats, the team is hoping to add a few more items to their culinary belt.

“I wanted to bring a gourmet food truck to Houston, but I wanted to put my own spin on it and prove that it’s not just Mexican ingredients which make a fantastic taco,” said Sharaby in a release. “With our brick-and-mortar concepts, we continue to expand the menu with new and unique items.”

Fusion Eats’ 2,400-square-foot interior has a workspace-like feel with hardwood floors, a modern boxy aesthetic, and a variety of seating options (cafeteria tables, bar chairs, leather sofas). It looks perfect for that bleary sunrise fill up, your quick business lunch, or a happy hour after a tough week.


  • Takumi Ichi Ramen is set to open this summer at the shopping plaza at 5901 Westheimer Road in the Galleria. It's looking for servers and cashiers, according to this post on their window (found by Miya Shay of ABC-13 and posted on social media) and online job boards, and while we'll assume it'll be serving ramen, we're reaching out to find out more.
  • QJD, a "chain catering enterprise," according to its website, has been roasting ducks since 1864 in China, serving Peking duck—the crispy bird sliced table-side accompanied by pancakes, a bean sauce, and often pickled vegetables. Now it's bringing a restaurant to the same shopping center as Takumi Ichi, opening QJD Peking Duck on July 20. The restaurant boasts a sleek, angular bar, and potentially some really cute ducks wearing chef hats (which really has to throw you off) outside the front doors.
  • Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine's second location in Garden Oaks will open Thursday, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. The new spot is at 1737 W. 34th St. Aladdin, whose original location is at 912 Westheimer Road in Montrose, is a fast fast-casual spot for Mediterranean staples like lamb gyro, chicken shawarma, plus kabobs and stews, and a host of hummus options and other dips.
  • Hearsay on the Strand, a 300-seat restaurant in Galveston, announced its grand opening Monday. Hearsay is from Landmark Hospitality Group, which also owns Hearsay Market Square. The Strand location had a soft opening June 27 and has since rolled out lunch and brunch, serving "sophisticated" versions of traditional American dishes like chicken fried steak, ribeye, beer-battered redfish, and seared Atlantic salmon. A few of the specialties here: outdoor balcony seating, two private dining spaces, and a "power lunch" option on the menu.
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