press > May 27, 2015

Hillstone to Open Honor Bar in Highland Park Village

One of the worst kept secrets in the restaurant business was just confirmed by Stephen Summers, co-owner of Highland Park Village. Honor Bar, a relatively new concept from the brains at Hillstone/Houston’s, will go into the former Patrizio space across from Cafe Pacific in Highland Park Village. This will be Honor Bar’s third location. There is one in Beverly Hills and another up the freeway in Montecito, California.I checked out the menu and it looks similar to R&D Kitchen, a bit more casual than Houston’s or Hillstone: French dip sandwich, kale chicken salad, veggie burgers, buttermilk chicken sandwiches, Thai steak salad, toasts, and—natch–specialty cocktails.

Summers predicts Honor Bar will open in late February or early March 2016.

Meanwhile, two new restaurants, funded by Ray Washburne of M Crowd and co-owner of Highland Park Village and his best friend forever, Buddy Cramer, are readying for their close-up. Cramer and Washburne are the main team behind both Katy Trail Ice House locations and Bandito’s Tex-Mex Restaurant in Snider Plaza. They’ve redeveloped the spaces formerly occupied by Toko V and Village Kitchen. The downstairs will become K.T. Burger and the upstairs will morph into 5 Creeks Tavern.

–mostly burgers and milkshakes–opens tomorrow. (Menu)  5 Creeks Tavern 5 Creeks Tavern, 5 Creeks Tavern, named for the five creeks that once ran through the Park Cities area and drained into Turtle Creek, will feature six fresh pasta dishes each day, pizza, panini, and other sandwiches. The full bar menu will also offer 16 wines on tap and 16 beers on tap.