Best of 2017: 11 dining profiles from the Richmond area

Joelu2019s Chicken Fried Chicken ($12.99) is a plate of chicken fried steak tossed in Buffalo wing sauce with mashed potatoes and smothered in queso served at Texas Borders Bar and Grill.

Joelu2019s Chicken Fried Chicken ($12.99) is a plate of chicken fried steak tossed in Buffalo wing sauce with mashed potatoes and smothered in queso served at Texas Borders Bar and Grill.

Community Impact Newspaper publishes a dining feature each month on a locally owned restaurant in the Richmond area. Check out each of our profiles from 2017 below:

Victoria’s Mexican Grill & Bar
This Mexican food eatery opened in 2015, offering everything from enchiladas with bacon wrapped shrimp to stuffed poblano peppers.
1868 FM 359, Richmond.

Clancy’s Public House
Clancy’s menu includes popular appetizers, such as seasoned and fried pork skins known as cracklins, specialty sandwiches and burgers, including a traditional Reuben sandwich, and entrees such as 12-ounce hand-cut rib-eye steaks and shepherd’s pie.
503 FM 359, Ste. 118, Richmond.

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria has been serving Italian cuisine in Richmond for 10 years.
815 Plantation Drive, Richmond.


Sandy McGee's Restaurant and Catering 
This restaurant and catering business operates out of the old post office building in downtown that was built in the 1800s. 314 Morton St., Richmond.

Ninja Japanese Cuisine 
This Richmond eatery offers special sushi rolls and sashimi, or high-quality raw fish. 1800 FM 359, Ste. 180, Richmond.

Yai's Thai Kitchen 
Yai's Thai Kitchen in Richmond offers dishes such as chicken satay and jungle chicken. 7035 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 90, Richmond.

Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Pier 36 offers an upscale, casual atmosphere with classic Gulf Coast seafood, such as Gulf fish and shrimp, domestic catfish and local crab meat, as well as a full bar and happy hour specials. 1410 E. Hwy. 90A, Ste. 200, Richmond.

The Swinging Door 
This local restaurant serves pecan-smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage, with homemade sides, such as green beans and coleslaw. 3818 FM 359, Richmond. 281-342-4758.

The Grove Do-nutz & Deli
The Grove Do-nutz & Deli offers about 40 different doughnut flavors. 815 Plantation Drive, Richmond. 281-232-6406.

Texas Borders Bar and Grill
Customers can try everything from blackened chicken wings to chicken-fried chicken with mashed potatoes at this local spot. 26440 FM 1093, Ste. 400 Richmond. 281-394-2100.

Larry's Original Mexican Restaurant 
Some of Larry’s most popular dishes are the special combination nachos, fajitas and enchiladas. 116 E. Hwy. 90A, Richmond. 281-342-2881.

By Marie Leonard

Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.


Reborn Med Spa opens in Katy area

The business offers a variety of spa services, including facials, hair removal, massages and cellulite removal.

See a few lane closures scheduled this weekend in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
3 lane closures to know in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, Feb. 21-23

See a few lane closures scheduled this weekend in Tomball and Magnolia.

Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, discusses changes in employment sectors in The Woodlands at the Economic Outlook Conference. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Economic Outlook Conference takeaways: Health care now top employer in The Woodlands

Health care has risen to the position of top employment sector in The Woodlands region, overtaking energy.

Aqua S
Australian ice cream shop Aqua S announces Heights opening date

The ice cream shop, founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2015, serves over 100 flavors that rotate out bimonthly, with a variety of toppings and add-ons, such as cotton candy.

Pi Pizza
Pi Pizza closing in the Heights as Sambrooks focuses on other concepts

The restaurant group Sambrooks Management Co. acquired Pi Pizza in 2018.

Houston City Council
Grappling with equity, Houston City Council approves recommendation for widespread affordable housing proposals

“In an effort to maintain the flow of money from HUD, we have agreed that we are going to be objective and not political about our allocation of these developments,” City Attorney Ron Lewis said.

District 148 covers parts of the Heights, Northwest Houston and Northside. (Courtesy Harris County Clerk)
Primary election Q&A: Democratic candidates for Texas House District 148

Shortly after electing a representative to fill state Rep. Jessica Farrar's vacated seat, voters are returning to the ballot to chose from a slate of primary challengers aiming to compete for the seat in November.

Lalo’s Molcajete includes beef, chicken, shrimp, Mexican sausage, Mexican cactus and cheese served in a molcajete with hot sauce and the diner’s choice of rice and beans. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cy-Fair eatery Monica's Mexican Restaurant gets help from all members of the family

The restaurant has operated off Hwy. 290 and Village Drive since early 2019.

The Boba Shop
The Boba Shop now open near I-45 in Spring

The specialty drinks eatery serves boba, smoothies and teas in addition to foods such as noodles and Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches.

(Courtesy city of League City)
League City City Council to consider new water, sewer rates Feb. 25

League City residents will soon see a hike in water and sewer rates after the League City City Council discusses and votes on the issue Feb. 25.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
22 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Feb. 21-23

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend.

Crews at Hwy. 6 and Town Center Boulevard are preparing to pour concrete for the new outermost, southbound lane. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hwy. 6 road-widening project in Sugar Land experiences delays

The delays stem from underground utility conflicts that were discovered during excavation.

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