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New Orleans-style restaurant Hank's Crab Shack puts 'a lot of love into the food,' owner said

At Hank’s Crab Shack, it is not uncommon for natives of New Orleans to walk in skeptical and leave with their heads spinning and stomachs full, restaurant owner Akina Robinson said.

Dogtopia coming to Katy this summer

Dogtopia, a national franchise that offers day care, boarding and spa services for dogs, will open a new location at 1815 S. Mason Road, Katy, in June or July.

Midway BBQ management looks to future after destructive fire

In the early hours of Feb. 20, Trish Cummins said she received a phone call informing her that Midway BBQ, the beloved Katy barbecue joint owned by her father Herman Meyer, was on fire. For more than an hour, the Katy Fire Department fought to control the blaze, but after it was finally extinguished, the building was declared a total loss, Cummins said.

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Top Sushi The Woodlands opens in Metropark Square

Top Sushi The Woodlands officially celebrated its grand opening Feb. 26 at 8851 Metropark Drive, Ste. 100, Shenandoah.


Wunsche Brothers reopens; Crust Pizza Co. coming soon: 16 Spring-Klein business updates readers may have missed in February

Several businesses have either recently opened or are coming soon, expanding or relocating in the Spring and Klein area.

SouthernQ BBQ and Catering serves East Texas barbecue, adapts to endure COVID-19 pandemic

For more than 10 years, SouthernQ BBQ and Catering has served East Texas barbecue to the Spring community, blending classic flavors with Cajun concepts and family recipes.

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Krab Kingz Seafood to open Humble-area eatery in March

Krab Kingz Seafood will open at 9526 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Ste. 3113, Humble, on March 17, according to co-owner Sam Wright.

Kingwood chef shifts from fine dining, opens FireCraft BBQ food truck

David Welch said he turned 45 and wanted to be his own boss, so he launched the FireCraft BBQ catering service in April 2015. It was followed shortly by his food truck in 2017, which serves traditional “slow and low” Texas barbecue.

Kalera seeks horticulturists for new vertical farming facility in Humble

Kalera, a national farming company, will open its biggest vertical hydroponic farm yet in late spring or early summer in the Parc 59 development at 7159 Rankin Road, Humble. Kalera will manufacture living lettuce and salad mixes from this facility.

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Registration opens for virtual Walk to End HIV in Houston

AIDS Foundation Houston's 32nd annual Walk to End HIV is now taking individual and team registrations for a virtual walk.

Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrates five years of service

The Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrated its five-year anniversary Feb. 24, marking half a decade of connecting LGBTQ allies and community members through business opportunities.

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British design retailer OKA picks Houston's Upper Kirby for US expansion

British design and interiors retailer OKA will open its first U.S. store in Houston’s Upper Kirby area in April, with more locations planned in cities in the South and East Coast, according to the company.

Andy Li, Kelley Schafler, Emma Whalen, Morgan Theophil, Matt Dulin, Laura Aebi and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.