A much-anticipated grand opening of an upscale Italian restaurant in the Heights has been scheduled for next week.

Trattoria Sofia, 911 W. 11th St., was set for its grand opening from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.

The project of Berg Hospitality Group serves rustic Italian dishes like pulpo arrosto, wood fire-roasted octopus and Bucatini served with a Sicilian pesto.

Trattoria Sofia’s hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

For more information, email eat@trattoriasofia.com.

Central City Co-Op offers Thanksgiving specials

A local chef is offering Thanksgiving specials and preorders through noon Monday.

Chef Sarah Finster of Central City Co-Op, 420 E. 20th St. Ste. A, is selling various dessert items and side dishes like mini pumpkin spice cakes ($12) and cranberry jalapeño relish ($9).

Orders must be placed online at centralcityco-op.com and picked up between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday or 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday at Central City Co-Op.

Urban Eats taking Thanksgiving preorders

An American restaurant on Washington Avenue is preparing Thanksgiving desserts ahead of next week’s holiday.

Urban Eats, 3414 Washington Ave., is offering traditional Thanksgiving sides and desserts like pumpkin chess pie ($26) and pecan and praline bread pudding ($19). Bundles designed to serve two people ($65) with turkey (or choice of meatloaf or salmon), sides and desserts are also available.

Orders must be placed online at feasturbaneats.com or in person by 5 p.m. Monday, according to marketing manager Christina Martinez.

Orders can be picked up at Urban Eats anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday and between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday.

New pub planned for North Shepherd Drive

The space that previously housed Tres Amigos and Shepherd Draught House has a new tenant.

The Upside Pub, 3402 N. Shepherd Drive, is a project of beer aficionado Paige Reilly, according to a filing with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

New tea shop bound for 19th Street

A new storefront selling tea and shakes is bound for the heart of the Heights.

Pips Heights, 508 W. 19th St., is set to open this fall.

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