Lake Houston’s restaurant scene expands with flagship restaurants.
Wholesome Kitchen and Wholesome Pies, Lake Houston’s newest joint-restaurant concept, announces its grand opening date of Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 250 Assay Street at Generation Park.
The grand opening celebration is open to the public from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On opening day, Wholesome Pies will offer half off pizza’s, half off appetizers, and drink specials at both restaurants.
Michael Collins, the name behind several popular establishments in the inner loop, including The Fish in Midtown, is the owner and operator of both Wholesome Kitchen and Wholesome Pies under the restaurant group name Wholesome Restaurant Group. Chef Theyen Hoang is the Creator and Executive Chef of both concepts. Chef Hoang, a graduate of the Culinary Institute Lenotre in Houston, worked as a line cook at Café Annie, learning from Chef Robert Del Grande and perfected the intricacies of Neapolitan pizza in Brooklyn, NY.
Lake Houston’s go-to brunch spot, the perfect choice for a girl’s night out, business lunches, or simply a great weekday dinner spot, offers an intimate and approachable dining experience to the Lake Houston area and surrounding communities. Diners will be able to choose from dishes made scratch daily with locally sourced and whole ingredients with entrees like Pan Seared Salmon, Grilled Pork Chops, Spaghetti Carbonara, appetizers including Asian Sticky Ribs and Fresh Burrata, as well as gluten free options, vegetarian dishes, and seasonal soups and salads. The bar program will include both classic and inventive cocktails including a Moscow Mule, Cucumber Collins, Manhattan and Passion Fruit Mojito. A broad selection of wine and beer will also be available.
The 4,000 square foot space seats up to 180 guests and has a modern, bright feel with marble and brass accents used throughout.
A neighborhood pizzeria, serves made-to-order thin crust Neapolitan pizzas in a custom-made wood fired 900-degree oven. Similar to Wholesome Kitchen, Wholesome Pies offers a seasonal menu using the freshest ingredients available.
Wholesome Pies is perfect for family pizza night, happy hour with co-workers, birthday parties, post-game little league celebrations and everything in between. The restaurant has a mix of community-table seating, individual tables and bar seating, where patrons can watch the pizza being made. The menu will include a rotating selection of seasonal pizzas and specialty pizzas, including pies like: Margherita made with house made Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil, Tomato Sauce; the Honey Bee, made with Honey, Chili Oil, Mozzarella, Basil and Tomato Sauce; the Meaty Pie, featuring house made Pork Sausage, house made Meatballs, Sopressata, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce; and classic Pepperoni, made with Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Tomato Sauce.
The Wholesome Pies bar menu will include a selection of rotating local craft beer favorites, wine, and cocktails including a Wood-Fired Strawberry Margarita, New World Negroni, Watermelon Fresca and more. The restaurant can seat up to 80 diners and features a Houston-themed mural by local graffiti artist Mario E. Figueroa, Jr. better known as Gonzo, with images of the downtown skyline, NASA astronauts, the Houston Texans, and more. Both restaurants share a patio that can seat up to 72 guests.
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 11pm
“We are excited and proud to provide two new unique restaurant concepts serving quality food and beverages in a comfortable environment,” said Collins. “Both concepts offer something for every taste. From Citrus Kale Salad to Beet Hummus or my personal favorite, bone-in ribeye at Wholesome Kitchen, our concepts are focused on bringing people together for any occasion,” said Hoang.