5 notable restaurant openings in The Woodlands in 2016


Moyz Street Food1. Moyz Street Food

What we reported
Moyz Street Food opened May 1 at 25330 Richards Road, Spring. Its menu features handcrafted burgers, tacos and other items. Moyz Street Food also offers catering in its mobile food truck.

The latest
Owner Moises Ayala said since opening earlier in the year the restaurant has been a big success in the area. The menu at Moyz Street Food has also expanded to include Supreme Fries and a breakfast sandwich.

What’s next
Owners of Moyz Street Food expect to expand in 2017 and open another location in Spring or The Woodlands area. The business will also add another food truck in 2017.

25330 Richards Road, Spring

Papa Amadeus2. Papa Amadeus

What we reported
Papa Amadeus, a fine dining Italian restaurant, opened in March at 25602 I-45 N., Ste. 101, Spring. The 52-seat eatery serves lunch and dinner, including pasta, panini and salads along with entrees, such as pan-seared salmon, pork chops and seared scallops. Papa Amadeus also offers catering and takeout services.

The latest
Owner Arturo Huerta said the restaurant has seen good feedback from the community this past year, with 5-star ratings from customers on Yelp and Facebook. The restaurant now offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

What’s next
Huerta said the restaurant will continue to change its menu every three to four months since food is bought locally and based on what is in season. Every other month, Papa Amadeus will also offer a three-course meal and wine for $65 on Tuesdays for customers.

25602 I-45, Spring

The Runaway Plate3. Sammy’s Sports Grill

What we reported
Sammy’s Sports Grill opened April 30 at 1027 Sawdust Road, Spring. The eatery offers appetizers, soups and salads, burgers, Buffalo wings, entrees and a children’s menu.

The latest
Manager Carol Garcia said Sammy’s Sports Grill has been successful since opening on Sawdust Road. Parties and events have been popular at the restaurant.

What’s next
The restaurant will host a Super Bowl event during which customers will have the chance to win $5,000 worth of prizes if they buy a ticket to the event. Sammy’s Sports Grill will also open more locations in 2017; a new restaurant is expected to open up off Hwy. 249 near the Grand Parkway in the Tomball area in early April.

1027 Sawdust Road, Ste. 400, Spring

The Runaway Plate4. The Runaway Plate

What we reported
The Runaway Plate opened in September 2015 off the Grand Parkway at 28533 Spring Trails Ridge, Spring. The restaurant’s concept revolves around providing quick and healthy meals to individuals and families who do not always have time to cook.

The latest
The restaurant now offers beer, wine and wine slushies, which can be purchased inside and from the drive-thru.

What’s next
Owner Lina Wang said she is looking into the possibility of opening a new location in about a year.

28533 Spring Trails Ridge, Ste. 108, Spring

The Refuge Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar5. The Refuge Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar

What we reported
The Refuge Bar & Bistro owners Mark Zientek and Luis Padilla said a new concept of The Refuge was slated to open in Village of Creekside Park in October.

The latest Construction on The Refuge Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar is almost complete. The new location will open in late January at 8540 Creekside Forest Drive, Ste. C800, The Woodlands.

8540 Creekside Forest Drive, Ste. C800, The Woodlands

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