Officials with Taco Casa said the new location at 8808 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, will open in early February. The eatery offers fresh fast food, including tacos, burritos, tostadas, nachos, chili burgers, salads and casa delights—a fried flour tortilla covered in cinnamon and sugar. The chain has locations in Fort Worth, College Station, Dallas and Bryan, among other cities. 979-595-4778. www.facebook.com/tacocasacypress
Maine-ly Sandwiches is scheduled to open soon at 8190 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 1200, Cypress. The fast-casual eatery serves Maine-inspired sandwiches and seafood with menu items such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, fried clams and homemade whoopie pies.
Maine native Buddy Charity said he and his wife taught in Cy-Fair ISD schools for several years before opening the first Maine-ly Sandwiches shop in downtown Houston. Catering options and a food truck are available for events in the area. www.mainelysandwiches.com
Pluckers Wing Bar
Although restaurant officials are still working to determine an opening date, the first Cypress location of Pluckers Wing Bar is on target to open in early 2018 at 25310 Hwy. 290, Cypress, near the Skinner Road intersection.
The Austin-based restaurant is known for its chicken wings, which are served with a choice of more than 20 homemade sauces, and for broadcasting football games and other sporting events. Besides the wings, popular menu options include the Holy Macaroni and the Bypass Burger, topped with bacon, cheddar, grilled onions and jalapenos.
Other Houston area locations also host events and weekly specials, including trivia nights, discounts for teachers and weekend drink specials. Diners can also join the Pluckers Club to earn points that can be used to get discounts and free items. www.pluckers.com/posts/location/cypress
Officials with developer Caldwell Companies have confirmed a new location of Torchy’s Tacos will open in a new building at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake on Barker Cypress Road this spring. The taco shop’s menu features specialties such as The Democrat, The Republican, Brushfire and Dirty Sanchez. Breakfast tacos and chips and dip are also popular menu items. Officials said the new venue will have a patio space overlooking the lake. www.torchystacos.com
World of Beer
World of Beer construction is also slated to be complete at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake this spring. The tavern offers a selection of hundreds of craft beer options from around the world. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts are also on the menu. www.worldofbeer.com