PIADA ITALIAN STREET FOOD
Piada Italian Street Food has often been referred to as the Chipotle of Italian food. Piada is coming to Houston with three locations, Memorial, Sugar Land, and Louetta Road. Their concept features custom, stone-grilled thin-crust wraps, chopped salad bowls and pasta bowls. Piada includes a variety of grilled meats and sauces to choose from such as steak, Italian sausage, and salmon with alfredo, pesto and pomodoro sauce. It also boasts reasonable prices for students on a budget who are craving Italian food. The restaurant also serves alcohol and has a variety of red and white wine to choose from. Look out for Piada as it is scheduled to open this October.
LOLA’S CAT CAFÉ
Their location has yet to be named, but manager and owner Misty James says she is actively seeking a space located within the 610 loop, and hopes to open late 2015 or early 2016. Lola’s Cat Café will be a unique experience, as their priority rests on creating a safe and relaxing space for kittens waiting to be adopted. James says the café and the cat lounge will be separated. “Even if you’re not a cat lover you can still come and enjoy a cup of coffee,” James said. “You may just leave with a whole new perspective of kitties.”
Marcus Davis, owner of favorite chicken and waffles spot The Breakfast Klub, is running a second restaurant – Signature Kafe. The location is where Julia’s Bistro’s used to be at 3722 Main St., or right behind The Breakfast Klub. Signature Kafe serves soul food such as the popular chicken and waffle dish, catfish and grits and other traditional breakfast options. Davis decided to use the space as overflow for the Breakfast Klub customers who don’t want to wait in line, but you can expect classic southern dinner and lunch dishes as Signature Kafe continues. For now, it’s still a great spot to get your wings and waffle fix without the wait.
Who gets tired of having a variety of pizza to choose from? This New York City pizzeria chain has made its way to Houston as Grimaldi’s opens its fourth location within the Houston area (the other three are just outside Houston city limits). Grimaldi’s specializes in signature pizzas baked in coal-fire brick ovens. The new location lies within the City Centre on Town and Country Boulevard and includes patio seating to enjoy your pizza outdoors as fall rolls in.