New in the Heights: Active Passion, Permission Whiskey, Robot Noodle

Robot Noodle is now open at 1221 W. 11th St., Houston, in the Heights area. (Courtesy Robot Noodle)
Robot Noodle is now open at 1221 W. 11th St., Houston, in the Heights area. (Courtesy Robot Noodle)

Robot Noodle is now open at 1221 W. 11th St., Houston, in the Heights area. (Courtesy Robot Noodle)

New businesses have opened in the Heights in recent weeks. Here are three new locally owned coffee shops, bars and eateries in the neighborhood.

A fitness-focused coffee shop Active Passion, 802 Usener St., Houston, opened Oct. 22. The shop offers a traditional coffee shop experience, including locally roasted coffee drinks as well as teas, with an eye toward serving the health and fitness community with healthy meal options and post-workout mocktail drinks, bike racks with locks, a bike service station, community events and group activities. www.myactivepassion.com


Robot Noodle, a new restaurant by Delicious Concepts Group, has opened at 1221 W. 11th St., Houston, taking over the former space of Blackbird Izakaya, the group announced Oct. 7. The restaurant offers dine-in and carryout services for its customizable bowls, which feature a selection of proteins, vegetables, rice or noodles with a choice of sauce. Other menu options include pad thai, fried rice and ramen, among other items. Orders can be placed through the Roovy app. Delivery options will also be available. www.robot8noodle.com

A new bar, Permission Whiskey & Service Co., located at 2920 White Oak Drive, opened with full service in early October. The bourbon-focused bar has hundreds of American whiskeys behind the bar as well as cocktails and wine by the glass, along with a wine-bar styled food menu with charcuterie, cheese and oysters. www.permissionwhiskey.com
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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