A new Japanese restaurant will open at the site of recently-closed Golden Bagels & Coffee, 3119 White Oak Drive, according to a sales tax report filed with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

According to the report, the permit will begin Dec. 1.

Chef Billy Kin will open Kinokawa 2 miles away from his first restaurant in the Heights, Blackbird Izakaya, which closed in July 2020 after a two-year run.

Kin also helped open Hidden Omakase near the Galleria last year.

Brazos Bagel to debut at Eleanora’s Market

A new bagel purveyor will join a popular neighborhood farmers market this weekend.

Brazos Bagel will debut at Eleanora's Market, 2120 Ella Blvd., on Saturday serving organic plain and everything bagels, according to owner Zac Wilson, a Houston native who recently returned to the city after more than a decade in California.

“The bagels are made by hand in small batches and cold fermented for at least 24 hours, before being bathed in a barley malt boil and baked up golden,” Wilson said.

Wilson recommended ordering bagels online at https://www.brazosbagel.com/order before picking them up at the market.

By mentioning the Houston Heights Foodies Group during your order or pick up, you can get a free bagel when you order a dozen, he said.

Eleanora’s Market is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

William Price launches neighborhood-themed gins

A local distillery is offering a tribute to the residents of two adjacent neighborhoods after it released its first batch of gin last Saturday.

William Price Distilling Co., 970 Wakefield Drive, is offering 92-proof Garden Oaks gin ($24.99) and Navy Strength Oak Forest gin ($28.99).

The distillery has a limit of two bottles per person every 30 days, and customers must pick up their orders between 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday or 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.

To order online, visit https://wmptx.square.site.

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