A new location of Mexican restaurant chain Lupe Tortilla is expected to open in mid- to late April at 28302 Hwy. 290, Cypress. Company officials said the store will first open with a soft opening and will likely announce a grand opening date within the following weeks. Lupe Tortilla, founded in 1983, offers fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine and boasts a menu where all items are hand-made. www.lupetortilla.com
Robert Gazdek and Rick Cantu plan to open Crafthouse Grill in late April at 12910 Malcomson Road, Cypress, where Kilburn’s Tavern was formerly located. The bar and grill will serve traditional American food, including craft burgers and beer. Owners said they also plan to make use of an outdoor patio and decorate the interior with historic photos of Cypress and Houston. www.facebook.com/CraftHouseGrill
A new location of Russo’s New York Pizzeria is slated to open in mid- to late April at the Fairfield Town Center, 28610 Hwy. 290, Cypress. The eatery specializes in authentic, hand-tossed New York pizza as well as Italian pastas, salads and soups. The new 2,500-square-foot restaurant will include 70 indoor and 24 patio seats. It will offer free deliver services within a certain range as well as event catering services. www.nypizzeria.com
Owner Cindy Weng hopes to open Yoko Japanese Kitchen in April in the Fairfield Town Center at 28404 Hwy. 290, Ste. G11, Cypress. The Japanese restaurant will feature a hibachi grill and will also serve sushi, appetizers and other traditional Japanese entrees.