Tex-Mex, chicken and healthy fare: 5 new dining options in Spring and Klein

This fall has seen a number of new restaurants and bakeries open their doors on Louetta Road, at the Grand Parkway Marketplace and other areas of Spring and Klein. Here are a few that started serving food in October and November.

1. Slim Chickens is open on Louetta Road
Slim Chickens opened Nov. 13, at 9850 Louetta Road, Houston. With more than 60 locations across 11 states, the fast-casual eatery is known for its chicken tenders, wings, wraps, sandwiches and house sauces. 281-251-1133. www.slimchickens.com

2. Tarka Indian Kitchen opened in October in Springwoods Village
Tarka Indian Kitchen opened Oct. 18 at 2168 Spring Stuebner Road, Ste. 290, Spring. This is the eatery’s second Houston area location and offers traditional Indian dishes, such as tikka masala, samosas, curries and kabobs. www.tarkaindiankitchen.com

3. Bellagreen opened in November in Vintage Park
Bellagreen, formerly known as Ruggles Green, opened in early November at 10111 Louetta Road, Ste. 500, Houston. The restaurant prepares made-to-order dishes from natural ingredients. Items on the menu include a variety of salads, soups, tacos, pizzas, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and pasta. 281-305-3650. www.bellagreen.com

4. Uncle Julio's opened in November at the Grand Parkway Marketplace
Uncle Julio’s opened at the Grand Parkway Marketplace at 6835 N. Grand Parkway, Spring, on Nov. 14. The Dallas-based chain has locations in seven different states. The restaurant serves Tex-Mex fare including tacos, enchiladas and fajitas. 346-220-6655. www.unclejulios.com

5. Sweet Revenge Bake Shoppe opened Old Town Spring location in November
Sweet Revenge Bake Shoppe opened in Old Town Spring at 315 Gentry St., Spring, in early November. This shop sells a variety of cupcakes, cookies, bars and pies. This is the shop’s second location. It is open from noon-4 p.m., or until the products sell out, on Friday and Saturday. 832-813-5783.



Located at 5200 Louetta Road, Ste. 110, Spring, the grill offers wings; specialty fries; burgers; pizza; tacos; and appetizers, such as giant pretzels. (Courtesy Mak's Sports Bar   Grill)
MaK's Place reopens in Spring as Mak's Sports Bar + Grill

Mak’s Sports Bar + Grill features pool tables, trash can pong, televisions for sporting events and hosts live music.

Following the Nov. 5 election, incumbents Deborah Jensen (right) and Justine Durant (left) as well as newcomer Kelly P. Hodges (center) took the oath of office for the Spring ISD board of trustees Dec. 10. (Courtesy Spring ISD)
Spring ISD incumbents, Kelly P. Hodges take oaths of office

Following the Nov. 5 election, incumbents Deborah Jensen and Justine Durant, as well as newcomer Kelly P. Hodges, took the oath of office for the Spring ISD board of trustees Dec. 10.

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Lone Star College approved to offer bachelor’s degree programs in 2020

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Woman athleticv kickboxing
Farrel’s Extreme Bodyshaping coming soon to Stuebner Airline Road

In addition to kickboxing and strength training classes, the franchise offers a 10-week group fitness program that incorporates personal coaches, body scanning and nutrition coaching.

Cathy Arellano Rob Ellis oaths
Rob Ellis, Cathy M. Arellano take oaths of office for Klein ISD board of trustees

Incumbent Cathy M. Arellano and newly-elected Rob Ellis took oaths of office for the Klein ISD Board of Trustees during the Dec. 2 board meeting.

Paradise Grills opened a new showroom in October on I-45 in Spring. (Courtesy Paradise Grills)
Paradise Grills showroom now open on I-45 in Spring

The location offers a large selection of outdoor kitchens, bar systems, grills, fire pits, fireplaces and tiki huts.

Tropical City Daiquiris To Go is now open on Kuyekndahl Road in Spring (Courtesy Tropical City Daiquiris To Go)
Tropical City Daiquiris To Go now open on Kuykendahl Road in Spring

The business offers eight daiquiri flavors year-round, including Tropical Rita, Pina Colada and Orange Octane, in addition to seasonal offerings and shots.

Abby's Cafe and Bakery to close by end of 2019 after more than 20 years in business on FM 1960

Known for its New York-style, kettle-boiled bagels, the eatery has been open for more than 20 years.

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This month's featured neighborhood is the Cypresswood subdivision located in ZIP code 77388. (Courtesy Houston Area Realtors)
Check out this month's Spring, Klein featured neighborhood: Cypresswood, 77388

This neighborhood is zoned to Klein ISD schools and annual community-sponsored events include a children’s Easter gathering, a July 4 celebration and parade, National Night Out, tennis tournaments and Breakfast with Santa.

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Richard Andrews, grandson of Potatoe Patch’s original owners, Richard and Caroline Schaffer, took ownership of the restaurant in August. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Original owners’ grandson restores roll-throwing restaurant, Potatoe Patch, to former glory

More than three decades after his grandparents first opened Potatoe Patch, Richard Andrews took ownership in August and has since been working to restore the restaurant where he grew up to its former glory.

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