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These are the first vendors in the new Lyric Market in downtown foodhallen

These are the first vendors in the new Lyric Market in downtown foodhallen
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Houston’s food hall landscape is about to warm up with the opening of Lyrics marketwhich will bring nine new vendors of food stalls and a bar to downtown this fall.

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The new food vendors coming to the Lyric market include:

sushi muse: A New York sushi concept founded in 2020 by chef Hiroki Odo, who earned a Michelin star for his work at the 14-seat kaiseki restaurant Odo.

Sushi Muse is a new vendor at the opening of the Lyric Market food hall in downtown 411 Smith.Yelp

Mexology: Chef Ivy Stark’s modern Mexican restaurant will specialize in healthy, plant-based cuisine.

Mexology, a plant-based healthy Mexican food concept, is a new supplier at the opening of the Lyric Market food hall in downtown 411 Smith.
Mexology, a plant-based healthy Mexican food concept, is a new supplier at the opening of the Lyric Market food hall in downtown 411 Smith.mexology

Alenbi Falafel + Hummus: Already a player in Houston with its popular Doris Metropolitan steakhouse, Badolina Bakery and Hamsa restaurant, Sof Hospitality will debut its latest concept of Middle Eastern street food, with an emphasis on falafel and hummus.

Specializing in Middle Eastern street food, Alenbi Falafel + Hummus is a new vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.
Specializing in Middle Eastern street food, Alenbi Falafel + Hummus is a new vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.Kirsten Gilliam

Lottie’s Smokehouse: Pitmaster Scott Lottie will head up this new Texas barbecue brand.

Barbecue from Lottie's Smokehouse, a vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.
Barbecue from Lottie’s Smokehouse, a vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.Lottie’s Smokehouse

bad chx: The Nashville hot chicken truck already operating in Houston is getting a new home in Lyric for its menu of hot chicken tenders, sandwiches, and loaded fries.

Nashville hot chicken sandwich from Bad Chx, a vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.
Nashville hot chicken sandwich from Bad Chx, a vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.Bad Chx

1929 Po-Boy Kitchen: Chef Monica Landry offers Nola-inspired dishes specializing in authentic po’boy sandwiches (fried catfish, fried shrimp, soft shell crab, fried oysters, roast beef, Peacemaker), gumbo, yakamein, jambalaya, and fried seafood platters.

1929 Po-boy Kitchen is a new salesman at the opening of the Lyric Market dining hall in downtown 411 Smith.
1929 Po-boy Kitchen is a new salesman at the opening of the Lyric Market dining hall in downtown 411 Smith.Lyrics market

Press Waffle Co.: With locations in Texas including the Woodlands, this concept offers authentic Liege-style Belgian waffles made from dough, not batter.

Press Waffle Co., specializing in Belgian waffles, is a vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.
Press Waffle Co., specializing in Belgian waffles, is a vendor at the Lyric Market food hall opening in downtown 411 Smith.Lyrics market

Kati Roll Wala: Specializing in street food Kati sandwiches, Kati offers a variety of Indian flatbread sandwiches, bowls (chicken tikka, aloo gobi, keema), and drinks including masala chai, tea, and lassis.

“We are excited to announce the opening of this innovative dining venue in downtown Houston,” said Nawab. “Our main goal is to support the best restauranteurs and really invest in the surrounding community. We look forward to being a part of the culturally diverse tapestry that is Houston.”

Check here for updates on Lyric Market as it prepares to open.

Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send him news tips at greg.morago@chron.com. Listen to him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn more about the barbecue culture in Houston and Texas.

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