Doris Metropolitan founders to launch new Israeli restaurant concept in Rice Village

The owners of the New Orleans-based steakhouse Doris Metropolitan, which also has a Houston presence, announced in December they are bringing a modern Israeli restaurant concept called Hamsa to 5555 Morningside Drive, in Rice Village, which could open by summer 2020. The restaurant's name is a reference to the Hamsa hand, a Middle Eastern symbol of an open palm and five fingers. The word also means “five” in Arabic, a nod to the restaurant's address. The casual but upscale concept will draw inspiration from the diverse cuisines of Israel, headed by executive chef Sash Kurgan. “It’s a melting pot of traditional Jewish food from all over the world, along with the local Arabic food of the region," Kurgan said in the announcement.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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