Food briefs: Central Texas barbecue joint looking at Heights

Terry Black’s Barbecue is looking at the Heights as potential place to open its third location. 

Terry Black’s Barbecue, which has locations in Austin and Dallas, is looking to open a third location in Houston. Co-owner Mark Black said the Heights is the ideal part of town.

Although the company has filed permit applications with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for 1329 N. Shepherd Dr., nothing is under contract to lease or buy.

Black said part of the reason the barbecue joint isn’t in Houston yet is because they’re “in the business for buying not leasing and the market is really hot right now.” Plus, he said it’s been tough finding a space that is the right size and shape with ample parking.

If Terry Black’s does find its way to Houston, patrons will experience its old-school, traditional Central Texas barbecue.

New Ramen in Heights

Las Vegas-based Shokku Ramen opened last week in the former space of BCK at 933 Studewood St.

The ramen restaurant is serving its fusion bowls as well as its build-your-own bowls. Shokku is open from 5-11 p.m. but will add lunch service during the summer.

Homestead Kitchen & Bar opens

The M-K-T development welcomed Homestead Kitchen & Bar to 600 N. Shepherd Dr. as it opened last Friday, June 4.

The restaurant opened with limited hours, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with a menu inspired by Tex-Mex, Cajun and southern cuisine, plus all-day breakfast.

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