Miami’s Massive Asian Food Hall 1-800-Lucky Will Open in Houston
1-800 luck, a popular Miami food hall with many Asian restaurants, is officially on its way to Houston.
Building permits filed with the City of Houston indicate that the 2300 Louisiana Street location, which will eventually be home to 1-800-Lucky in Midtown, is currently under renovation. Lease documents from real estate company Cushman & Wakefield indicate that 1-800-Lucky has signed a five-year contract for the 15,000 square meter space, which is due to begin early next year. According to Eater Miami, 1-800-Lucky was the city’s first food hall debuting in 2017 and is a project by restaurateurs Sven Vogtland and Alan Drummond.
1-800-Lucky is a true one-stop-shop and is referred to as “in equal parts in the grocery hall, record store, supermarket and karaoke bar”. This means diners can enjoy taiyaki ice cream cones while sipping frozen beer and browsing the record shop’s wares or listening to live music. No official vendors have yet been announced for the 1-800-Lucky outpost in Texas. However, if the Miami outpost are signs of it, diners can expect everything from sushi and Chinese barbecue to dim sum and Vietnamese delicacies.
Of course, 1-800-Lucky isn’t the first grocery hall to hit Houston, and it won’t be the last. The city has exploded with food halls since arriving in 2015 – Conservatory, Understory, Finn Hall, Politan Row, and Bravery Chef Hall are now open – and more are on the way, including Lyric Market and Oui Eats. Oh, and there’s also the mysterious Post-HTX project that appears to be a restaurant owned by Chef Paul Qui.
Obviously, the Houston Food Hall trend is not showing any signs of slowing down. 1-800-Lucky is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020. Look forward to an official opening date.