Fajita Pete’s coming to Cypress; Voodoo Doughnut to open in Montrose and more Houston-area news

Fajita Pete’s coming to Cypress; Voodoo Doughnut to open in Montrose and more Houston-area news

Fajita options at Fajita Pete’s include beef, chicken, shrimp and vegetable. (Courtesy Fajita Pete’s)

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Fajita Pete’s coming soon to Fry Road in Cypress

The eatery is known for its grilled chicken, beef, vegetable and shrimp fajitas, and the menu also includes queso, fresh salsas, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos and desserts. Frozen margaritas are available for carryout or delivery.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Voodoo Doughnut opens Montrose location this week

Portland-based doughnut shop Voodoo Doughnut will open its second Houston and 11th national location this week in Montrose.

“We are super excited to open our second Houston location in Montrose, and have taken the opportunity to do a few things that make the shop really special,” Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz said in a release.

Cafe Leonelli set to open at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A new cafe will soon open in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Cafe Leonelli will open April 16, a concept envisioned by the restaurant group the Bastion Collection, will embrace Italy’s culinary culture and generosity, and will reflect the nearby community and its local ingredients.

The Woodlands

Sawyer Park Icehouse in Spring pushes opening to May

Sawyer Park Icehouse, located at 314 Pruitt Road, Spring, announced it is anticipating an early May opening as renovations continue on the bar.

When Sawyer Park Icehouse opens, it will feature live music, drinks and a new concept for the location.

Newly formed Shenandoah Farmers Market coming to Metropark Square April 10

The Shenandoah Community and Visitors Bureau and Sam Moon Group are launching a new farmers market at Metropark Square beginning April 10.


After 25 years of business, Abby’s Bagels & More finds new ownership in pandemic

Although 2020 was a hard year for all businesses, it was an even harder year to relaunch a local business, Abby’s Bagels & More owners Erin and Mary Stapleton said.

The Stapletons bought the restaurant, which originally opened in 1995 and was called Abby’s Cafe and Bakery, in December 2019 and reopened it Feb. 10, 2020—just before the coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses to shut down in March 2020.

Retired music teacher of 25 years gives back through private lessons at Allegro Violin School

For Chaiwat Rodsuwan, founder of Allegro Violin School in Spring, music is much more than just a pastime: It is a way of life.

“As far back as I can remember, I loved to play music,” Rodsuwan said. “I just knew it was my life’s calling.”

Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood

Island Tingz Caribbean Grill owner to move eatery into larger location, launch new Cajun concept in former space

Island Tingz Caribbean Grill will continue serving Caribbean fare, such as jerk chicken, oxtail and beef patties; however, Black said the new spot will also sell alcohol and host reggae nights and live music.

Danica Lloyd, Matt Dulin, Andrew Christman, Andy Li, Hannah Zedaker, Kelly Schafler and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.

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