Restaurants are added and removed from the downtown food hall on a regular basis. Three of them, Bravery Chef Hall, Post Market, and Finn Hall, recently announced significant changes. Let’s take a quick look at how it goes in and out.
Roberta’s, the Brooklyn-based pizzeria quietly closed last week. Despite still being listed on the company’s website, all signage has been removed and the food hall is closed during normal business hours.
Roberta’s, which opened in March 2022, offered a shortened version of the restaurant’s menu featuring specialty pies like Famous Original, Margherita and Beasting topped with sopressata, chili and honey. This location has a certain reputation locally. Houston Chronicle Critic Alison Cooke’s 2022 Best New Restaurants list doesn’t seem to have enough support to survive.
CultureMap contacted Roberta’s to find out why it’s closing and whether the restaurant has any future plans in Houston. We will update this article as soon as we hear back from them.
twisted grilled cheese opened its fourth Houston-area store in the Post Market. The restaurant joins restaurant locations in Katy, Memorial City Mall, and Washington Avenue.
First launched as a food truck in 2019, Twisted Grilled Cheese offers decadent grilled cheese sandwiches featuring multiple cheese blends paired with ingredients such as Halal Philadelphia Cheese Steak, Smoked Beef Brisket and Buffalo Chicken. I’m here. New dishes at the Post include grilled cheese turkey and ham, Philadelphia cheesesteak on a hoagie roll, and Twisted Pig, a grilled cheese made with ham, bacon and pepperoni.
The menu also includes side dishes such as hearty French fries topped with brisket or Halal Philadelphia steak, tomato basil soup, and sweet potato fries. Desserts include a double chocolate chip cookie, a cheesecake donut hole, and four milkshakes.
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Located in the Jones-on-Main Building (712 Main Street), the food hall will be 100 percent leased and welcome two new vendors. The food hall’s current roster includes Carol Kay, Craft Burger, Papalo Taqueria, Pizza Zquare, Maui Bento, FireNoodz, Swallow’s Nest, Cranky Carrot Juice Co. and The Smoke.
Artistry It will debut in August. Described in a press release as combining “the ambience and flavor of a European cafe,” it will offer sandwiches, salads and a breakfast menu.
Three Keys Coffee Continues in September. This was the first coffee shop by a local coffee roaster, and its beans are now available at his Mo’ Better Brews, The Tipping Point, Giant Leap Coffee and other establishments.
Bravely Chef Hall
This food hall in an upscale skyscraper on Alice Market Square has three new venues opening in the coming weeks. These will join the existing food hall concepts of Kokoro, Drunken Pho, Figo Sugo, Margaux’s Oyster Bar and Soho Garden.
First, C3 Cafe. Located in the former Italian Job Space near the Travis Street entrance, the lounge will offer coffee, cocktails and an edible cannabis project when it opens later this month. Former H-Town Restaurant Group (Hugo’s, Caracol, etc.) Beverage Director Sean Beck is consulting for the café.
“We are delighted to be consulting for the passionate group of people behind C3,” Beck said in a statement. “They have developed a concept that takes a thoughtful, high-standard approach to serving top-notch coffees, mocktails and cocktails while creating an environment that provides authentic information and access to high-quality licensed cannabis products. I love learning about the many elements of the beverage world and the new avenues that are always opening up.”
bang bang thai food It will open in August. Bahn, which means ‘home’ in Thai, is located in the old Calavera/Cherry Block space and serves shareable dishes such as coconut shrimp salad, pad thai, and drunken noodles.
Florence and Machine It will also open in August. In a former Gagano space next to a wine bar, Florence serves sandwiches on freshly baked focaccia bread and charcuterie boards. It is headed by former Grotto chef Eric Crews.