Pappa Gyros to Open New Location at Franz and N. Mason

A sign stands at the future site of Pappa Gyros restaurant in Katy - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter Fans of Pappa Gyros restaurant in Katy can look forward to an additional restaurant next spring. Restaurant owner Chris Batsios said the second location, to be located at the northwest corner of Franz and N. Mason, is in the works. Pappa Gyros serves Greek fare, along with various American dishes. Its original location, at 23255 Kingsland Blvd., has been in business for just over three years. It is located at the southeast […]

Pokeworks Katy to Celebrate its One-Year Anniversary July 27

Henry and Christopher Lav of Pokeworks - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy location of Pokeworks, a Hawaiian cuisine restaurant, is celebrating its one-year anniversary July 27. The restaurant is at 21788 Katy Freeway, between Westgreen and Mason. Its anniversary comes at a time when the Katy area is growing and new restaurants are providing variety to local residents and their families. The July 27 celebration will feature buy-one-get-one-free bowls in addition to giveaways. Pokeworks focuses on Hawaiian dishes. One challenge in establishing […]

Local Restaurant Serves Local Customers While Donating Meals to African Children

Malawi's Pizza franchisee Frank Franco and management trainee Jenna Archer at the pizza oven. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter A relatively new Katy restaurant is working both to serve its local customers while donating meals to hungry children in an African country. Malawi’s Pizza, a gourmet pizza restaurant, opened in February. It’s located at 2918 W. Grand Parkway North, Suite 230, in the Grand Morton Town Center. For every meal purchased, Malawi’s Pizza donates a meal to children in Malawi, an African country located in the eastern portion of the African […]

Black Bear Diner Opens its First Texas Restaurant in Katy

Black Bear Diner opened Monday in Katy with a ribbon cutting. Wooden bear sculptures are on both sides of the "Touchdown" sign (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter To use a stock market cliché, the Katy area’s growth has many people feeling bullish about the future. On Monday, a family restaurant chain opened its first Texas location in Katy, evidence that Black Bear Diner shares those bullish views—even if a bear is its mascot. Black Bear Diner is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is located at 24600 Katy Freeway, between Abuelo’s Restaurant and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. […]