Katz's Express in Shenandoah will be remodeled after the 24-hour Katz's Deli and Bar location in Houston. The grand opening celebration for the remodeled restaurant is slated for May 12.
The new restaurant will offer the full Katz’s menu, waiter service, a complete rebranding, specialized dinner menu items and breakfast items served 24 hours a day.
“We opened our first New York-style deli in 1979 in Austin and got so busy we stayed open 24 hours," said Barry Katz, owner of Katz’s Deli and Bar. "It became 'Katz's Never Kloses.'”
Katz announced two local charities that will benefit from sales during the first week the remodeled location is open. The Will Herndon Fund for Juvenile Batten Disease Research will receive 50 percent of gross sales May 9, and Operation Pets Alive will receive 50 percent of gross sales May 10.
From 6-10 p.m. May 12, festivities will include a New York trivia contest, a 1979 costume contest, promotional 1979 prices for lunch and dinner as well as prizes.
The remodel will bring a modern, Brooklyn-inspired neighborhood feel while retaining the authentic deli experience that makes Katz’s Deli a Houston favorite, Katz said.
The new menu will be similar to the Montrose location, adding new items like Texas Pecan Hummus with Whipped Feta Dip served with bagel chips on the appetizers menu, as well as chicken and waffles for breakfast, New York oversized sandwiches and the famous cheesecake milk shake, Katz said.
The restaurant will also be offering a wide range of local, domestic and seasonal beers on tap including Brooklyn Lager and a new wine list.
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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