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Food News: Heights Restaurant Finally Opening Its Doors After 4-Month Delay

Plus, a sweet wine and chocolate tasting awaits you this week.

By Timothy Malcolm August 3, 2020

A new Flower Child, like this one in Uptown, is finally opening in the Heights this week.

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Flower Child in the Heights will finally open Tuesday.

The third location of the fast-casual, health-focused eatery at 1533 N Shepherd Dr was originally supposed to open in March, but COVID-19 delayed that event. It'll be open for patio dining at limited capacity; takeout with standard pick-up and curbside pick-up options; and delivery. 

Flower Child from Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts has locations in Uptown and in The Woodlands.

Chocolate shop Cacao & Cardamom and wine bar Camerata at Paulie's will host a wine and chocolate pairing over Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday. Sign up now, and get three bottles of wine via Camerata and several chocolates via Cacao & Cardamom. Then on Thursday, Meg Van Til of Camerata and Annie Rupani of Cacao & Cardamom will lead guests through the pairings. The event is $60. Orders will be available for pickup at Camerata starting Wednesday; free delivery is also available.

Relish Restaurant & Bar is now open for dine-in service at 50 percent of its dining room capacity. Since late June the River Oaks restaurant had been open only for curbside pickup. You can eat at Relish from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Fly By Taco, the daily breakfast taco pop-up run by Max's Wine Dive on Washington Avenue, is offering free coffee with every taco order (on its app) on Mondays in August. It's also launching a Fly By Taco Rewards Card: Visit five times and get a free taco (just be sure to show your card each time).

In other taco news, Tacos A Go Go is starting a collaborative Taco Tuesday Team-Up series this week. During August the restaurant will team up with Sticky's Chicken on the Sticky's Fried Chicken Taco (double-fried chicken, shredded cheese, pico, cilantro, sriracha mayo, Sticky's secret sauce), which will be available on Tuesdays only. In September, Tacos A Go Go will get together with Riel on a taco. A portion of the proceeds of each specialty taco sold will go to I'll Have What She's Having

Antone's Famous Po'Boys has launched the newest entry in its H-Town Originals sandwich lineup. Working with 104.1 KRBE's Roula Christie, Antone's is serving up a marinated grilled chicken sandwich with arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, kalamata olive tapenade, and soft goat cheese. Called Roula's Greek Getaway, the $8.95 sandwich pays tribute to the radio host's Greek heritage; her family owns Christie's Seafood & Steaks and has been operating restaurants in the Houston area since 1917.

The Houston Food Bank continues to work to meet the needs of residents impacted by COVID-19, and now the organization needs volunteers for a new warehouse facility at 146 Knobcrest Dr near Greater Greenspoint. Volunteers will build home-delivery kits and disaster boxes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in two shifts: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If interested in taking a shift, visit the Food Bank's website to sign up.

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