Look back at the local restaurants Community Impact Newspaper featured throughout 2020 in Spring and Klein, including The Butler House, Liquid Bean Cafe and MiMi J’s Kitchen.
Spring eatery, Fu Manchung, serves Asian-fusion dishes alongside familial atmosphere
Issue published: January
Inspired by Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and American cuisines, Fu Manchung’s menu offers dishes, such as the handrolled Flying Eggrolls, which are made with a family recipe of pork, vermicelli noodles and vegetables; a vegetarian Pho-MyVeggies soup bowl; and a KetoNoodlish stir fry that accommodates ketogenic diets.
The Butler House offers new-American fare, cocktails in Spring
Issue published: February
The Butler House offers a full-service bar with house martinis and specialty cocktails, and it serves new-American cuisine such as the Butler Burger, a locally sourced beef burger served in a brioche bun.
New ownership, renovations keep the fun going at Mak's Bar + Grill
Issue published: March
Mak’s Sports Bar + Grill was renovated to open up its 8,000-square-foot space and now offers games such as “Golden Tee,” a video arcade machine; trash can pong, where players aim to throw dodge balls into large trash bins; and cornhole, a bean-bag tossing game.
Old Town Spring's Liquid Bean Cafe boasts 28 coffee bean varieties
Issue published: May
“We like getting to know our customers so even though I’m in the back cooking, I will get out here and meet all the customers because we want everyone to feel welcome and feel like they’re at home and feel like they’re family,” Liquid Bean Cafe co-owner Rhonda Blair said.
Spring-based MiMi J’s Kitchen offers home-cooked meals on the go
Issue published: August
While many eateries in the Greater Houston area struggled to adjust during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, Jacque Guinn, owner of MiMi J’s Kitchen in Spring, was trying out new recipes, supporting her local community and offering a product to help bring families back to the dinner table.
Trattoria Pizza & Pasta offers Italian classics, family recipes on Cypresswood Drive
Issue published: November
Despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in his first year of business, Trattoria Pizza & Pasta owner Elderin Berisha said he is pleased with the community support the restaurant has received.
Spring kitchen Caroline’s—A Healthy Eatery plans expansion, relocation after just one year in business
Issue published: December
Inspired by her personal health journey, Caroline Cobell opened Caroline’s—A Healthy Eatery on Louetta Road in October 2019. The restaurant boasts a menu that is 100% keto, gluten free and sugar free—a diet Caroline said she adopted after learning she had rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative disc disease and was insulin resistant.
Danica Lloyd, Adriana Rezal and Hannah Zedaker contributed to this report.