Pit Row Pit Stop is hosting a grand opening for their New Caney restaurant by hosting assorted events and a school supply drive the weekend of Sept. 4. The eatery features a breakfast and lunch menu with barbecue in addition to old style American diner food and ice cream sundaes.

The events include the ribbon cutting on Sept. 4, an antique car show on the 5th and the aforementioned school supply drive. Pit Row Pit Stop will also host a Sunday dinner on Sept. 6.

Owner Franki Vinci said the opening will be streamed live on facebook (@Pit Row Pit Stop) for those more comfortable being a virtual audience. The business will have prizes specifically designed for the virtual audience as well.

If you would like more information, please contact Franki Vinci via email at pitrowpitstop@gmail.com or on Facebook at Pit Row Pit Stop.


The owners of Humble’s Chez Nous are helping open a new café in the Memorial area.

White Elm Café & Bakery — which is located at 14079 Memorial Drive at the intersection of North Kirkwood Road and opened on Aug. 11 — features cuisine that is inspired by the French countryside and Mediterranean coast.

The concept for White Elm was developed in a joint effort with owners Chico Ramirez of Dinner Table Investments, Tasos Katsaounis, owner of Break Man Baking and Chez Nous owners Scott and Stacy Simonson.

White Elm’s 3,445 square foot space with outdoor patio will offer seating for up to 100 guests. It will feature a dine-in, full-service café and walk-up counter offering early morning pastries and coffees, lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends.

The upscale-casual concept includes a full, in-house bakery program featuring oven-fresh baked breads and pastries available daily.

“We are excited to open our first White Elm Café Bakery in this Memorial neighborhood,” said Christopher “Chico” Ramirez, owner of Dinner Table Investments. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community by not only offering a chef-driven, dine-in menu, but also a grocery aspect for quality baked goods and the perfect place to grab a pastry and coffee on-the-go.”

White Elm Bakery & Cafe is open Tuesday — Saturday from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. and closed on Sunday and Monday.