One-percenter playground Highland Park Village — home to Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, and storied dining institution Cafe Pacific — is preparing to welcome a downright approachable new dining option: K.T. Burger, brought to you by the folks behind ever-popular outdoor hangout the Katy Trail Ice House.
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The burgers and fries are the same as those served at the Ice House, says GuideLive. Prices are pretty reasonable, considering the neighborhood: A venison chili burger runs $8.95, and even the most expensive item on the menu, an ahi tuna sandwich with wasabi-ginger mayo, clocks in at just $12.95. There are booze options aplenty, including a decent draft selection (we see you, Austin Eastciders) and several wines including prosecco; for the kids, there’s pure cane sugar sodas and salted caramel milkshakes. While K.T. Burger’s website says it opens Memorial Day, a rep for HPV says it’ll actually open this Friday evening for dinner.
K.T. Burger fills the void left by the very short-lived Village Kitchen; soon, another concept called 5 Creeks Tavern will move into the upstairs space vacated by Toko V. And in other Highland Park Village news: Nancy Nichols reports that Hillstone Restaurant Group (Hillstone, Houston’s, R+D Kitchen) will open a concept called Honor Bar in the plaza come early 2016. It’ll be “a bit more casual than Houston’s or Hillstone,” says Nichols, with cocktails, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.