Bear hug: A tasty rumor is circulating that a restaurant concept new to the county is considering moving into the space formerly occupied by Tilted Kilt Pub & Bakery in Pinnacle Park at Interstate 45 and Big League Dreams Parkway.
While Pinnacle Park developers are mum, those in the know say the Black Bear Diner concept is interested in the space. Black Bear Diner, based in Redding, California, serves home-style comfort food, such as chicken-fried steak, meatloaf, pot roast and more.
Pinnacle Park, anchored by outdoor retailer Cabela’s, has been successful in luring a lineup of eateries, including Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, Salata, Olympia Grill and Kabuki Japanese Steak and Sushi.
Bun in the oven: A new bakery concept is pre-heating for a storefront on League City’s main street.
Rustika Café & Bakery plans a May opening of a restaurant and bakery in the space previously occupied by The Tea House Under the Oaks, 610 E. Main St.
Details were scarce, but word has it Rustika will offer breakfast, brunch and lunch. Stay tuned.
Tex-Mex tattle: After much waiting and some delays, here’s news locals have been hungry for — Red River Cantina, 1911 E. Main St. in League City, is open.
Co-owner Kevin Kiersh had initially planned to open in November. But weather and other factors slowed construction, Kiersh said.
Red River Cantina serves fine Tex-Mex from a scratch kitchen, meaning chefs won’t use frozen products, Kiersh said. The cantina opened in a building formerly occupied by Red River Bar-B-Que & Grill, which in 2017 moved into a new 10,000-square-foot building behind the old one. Crews took the old building down to the frame for a massive remodel that will result in a plush ambience featuring leather booths, a big bar, open kitchen, two waterfalls and a tortilleria for making flour and corn varieties.
Ninja news: Remember that rumor making the rounds late last year that League City would soon be home to a 35,000-square-foot indoor park with a warrior route similar to TV show “American Ninja Warrior?”
At the time, there was a question about whether it would be in League City or Webster.
Turns out, it was Webster.
Urban Air Adventure Park has leased the 100,000-square-foot former Home Depot building in Webster — behind El Tiempo Cantina — at 20251 Interstate 45, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership reports. The company is outfitting 65,000 square feet of the building with such attractions as an intense ropes course, Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster, Drop Zone, Runway Tumble Track and Slam Dunk Zone, the partnership reports. Urban Air Adventure Park plans to open by spring break with about 60 employees.