annie rupani cacao & cardamom

Restaurant roundup: Longtime steakhouse offering meal kits, chocolate shop opens second store

Local chocolate shop opens second store Chocolatier Annie Rupani founded Cacao & Cardamom in 2012 working out of rented space to cater events and fill internet orders. She debuted her first brick-and-mortar location two years later and has recently opened a second.…

izakaya wa

Openings and Closings: Killen’s TMX is Coming, Del Frisco’s Grille Kirby Departs

Izakaya WA, will open a second location in River Oaks Shopping Center in the second quarter of 2019. It claims to be Houston’s first and only Japanese-owned izakaya. WA means Japanese style or harmony. Izakaya is the term used to…

izakaya wa - river oaks shopping center

Memorial City-area Japanese restaurant to add River Oaks Shopping Center location

Izakaya Wa, a Houston-based Japanese restaurant, is expanding for the first time since debuting five years ago.  The restaurant leased 3,000 square feet at Weingarten Realty Investors’ (NYSE: WRI) River Oaks Shopping Center, according to a press release. John Wise, senior…