A few bits of news on additions to CityPlace in Springwoods Village. First, Uptown Sushi's Peggy and Daniel Chang are opening Sushi Rebel, which will serve sushi and other Japanese dishes from lunch to late night. Second, a franchise location of DFW salad chain Bread Zeppelin is coming to Houston via Avalanche Food Group. Bread Zeppelin, which serves signature and make-your-own bowls inside cored-out baguettes called "zeppelins," will likely open in spring 2020.
The second celebrity sandwich at Antone's Famous Po'Boys is now available, and it's on the menu throughout October. This one, from Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus, is called The Hangover—scrambled eggs and smoked gouda inside thick brioche French toast, topped (yes, topped) by bacon, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. It feels like the kind of sandwich you'd want to eat around noon Sunday—you know, just as the Texans are kicking off.
The newest Houston location of Mendocino Farms is now open. The 1111 Uptown Park Blvd. spot is the second Mendo in town, with more to come. You may remember that the chain out of California opened its first location outside the Golden State in August in Rice Village. Look for a special charity sandwich called Nam's Schoolhouse Charity Banh Mi—grilled chicken, lemongrass relish, ginger pineapple slaw, cilantro, chili aioli on a panini-pressed soft roll. It benefits Nam Harrison, a young Californian who's working to build schools in Vietnam.
B.B. Italia and B.B. Pizza is now serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You'll find breakfast dishes using Italian fare—potato hash with prosciutto di parma, breakfast pizza with Nutella, waffle with mascarpone cream—plus steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, pasta dishes, pizza, and larger-format dishes like 20-layer lasagna.
The tacos of Houston will be in the spotlight Oct. 15 when the series United Tacos of America debuts on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network. The show, a docu-travel series from Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece travels to several American cities and regions to tell the story of the taco. The first episode focuses on Houston and, especially, tacos with Asian influence. We know a thing or two about that. The first episode airs at 9 p.m. on El Rey Network.