The amazing amenities of Generation Park just keep getting better and better, and that most certainly includes the unique restaurants that are helping to put one of the Houston area's fastest-growing communities on the map.
Wholesome Kitchen and Wholesome Pies, Lake Houston's newest joint-restaurant concept, had its grand opening Thursday, June 6, at 250 Assay Street at Generation Park.
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.
"We are excited and proud to provide two new unique restaurant concepts serving quality food and beverages in a comfortable environment," said Collins.
Chef Theyen Hoang is the creator and executive chef of both concepts. 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, N.Y.
"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.
Wholesome Kitchen, 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 from 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, and 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.
Wholesome Pies, 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, which has already had its soft opening, is perfect for family pizza night, happy hour with coworkers, 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 and 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 and 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.
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