The Minds Behind One of Houston’s Oldest Mediterranean Restaurants Have a Vegetarian Eatery in the Works

The minds behind one of Houston’s oldest Mediterranean restaurants will soon open a new spinoff eatery focused entirely on vegetarian and vegan eats.

Owners Fred Sharifi and his nephew Ashkan Nowamooz will open Heartbeet, an entirely plant-based restaurant that will open at 14714 Memorial Drive, right next to Hungry’s Memorial Drive location, in September, according to a press release. The original Hungry’s Cafe & Bistro, which was founded as a sandwich shop 45 years ago, has long been known for its boozy brunch, beautiful patio, and daily vegan menu. Hungry’s first started offering vegan takes on its Mediterranean comfort

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