Food briefs: Cantina to take over Shepherd Park Draught House space

Tres Amigos Cafe y Cantina is a Tex-Mex restaurant that will replace the brewpub Shepherd Park Draught House at 3402 N. Shepherd Dr. (Contributed photo)

Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group recently announced the opening of Tres Amigos Cafe y Cantina, a Tex-Mex restaurant that will replace the brewpub Shepherd Park Draught House at 3402 N. Shepherd Dr.

Ken Bridge, CEO of Delicious Concepts, approached Stewart Skloss, founder of Pura Vida Tequila, and Billy Gibbons, the ZZ Top frontman, seven years ago with the idea of finding a space to showcase his extensive ZZ Top memorabilia.

“The three of us have tinkered with the idea of doing a ‘hole in the wall’ Tex-Mex cantina that could house some of my and Billy’s favorite pieces in a casual atmosphere that serves classic Tex-Mex, while benefitting the St. Jude Foundation,” Bridge said in a news release.

In honor of the three friends, 75 percent of the proceeds of the restaurant will go to the foundation.

The restaurant is expected to debut April 22.

Garden Oaks ‘craft kitchen’ opens this summer

The space at 3715 Alba Rd. has been vacant since the Liberty Kitchen that operated there closed a few years ago.

A new restaurant, d’Alba Craft Kitchen & Cocktails, has moved into the space and will open this summer, according to its website,

The d’Alba menu will be influenced by modern Italian cuisine.

Houston Cider Co. reopens taproom

Houston Cider Co., 1125 W. Cavalcade St., has reopened its taproom for operation on Fridays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-5 p.m.

The taproom menu includes the cidery’s latest small-batch releases, four core ciders and a cider maker's reserve, which is a specialty small-batch cider made by their head or assistant cider maker. Plus, the menu offers a cider flight option and three snack options. The to-go menu will have options in can form that are available by the single can, as a six-pack, or you can customize a mixed six-pack.

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