Poitin's chef Dominick Lee's seasonal assorted scones have included flavors like Louisiana peach.
HALL PASS Houston foodies want it all in one place. Opening next year, Lyric Market (lyricmarket.com), a $58 million project, will feature 24 tenants with a range of cuisine, from Tel Aviv to Spain. ... Downtown, Bravery Chef Hall (braverychefhall.com) is the anchor tenant at Aris Market Square. ... Finn Hall (finnhallhtx.com) includes two bars and big Houston names. ... Understory (understoryhouston.com) sits at the base of Capital Tower. ... Railway Heights (railwayheights.com) debuts on Washington Ave. this year with chef tenants, a grocery, a farmers market and beer garden.
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER NOLA native Dominick Lee helms the kitchen at Poitin Bar & Kitchen (poitinhouston.com) with a global melting pot of gems like duck leg confit beignets. ... At TRIBUTE at The Houstonian (houstonian.com), chef de cuisine Jeff Boudreaux, from Houma, blends the bold flavors of Louisiana with other regional accents. ... At Eunice (eunicerestaurant.com), exec chef Drake Leonards' dishes elevated eats from blue crab tartine to Chappapeela pork ragu.
TIKI TRICKS We are seeing island oases dot our urban jungle. At bamboo-flanked Kanaloa (kanaloahtx.com), pain killers and piña coladas served in Tiki mugs, kimchi quesadillas and gogi burgers satiate. ... High & Dry (highanddryhtx.com) is reinventing rum cocktails using out-of-the-box ingredients like pink pepper, Thai chile and habanero tinctures. ... And Nobie’s owner-chef, Martin Stayer, will soon debut The Toasted Coconut (gettoastedhtx.com). Anticipate island eats including chile garlic shrimp skewers and classic Tiki libations in a beachy setting with an outdoor palapa and adult sandbox.