From Canada with Love: Bright, Casual Canuck Eatery to Bow in Galleria Soon

Rachel Barke
From Canada with Love: Bright, Casual Canuck Eatery to Bow in Galleria Soon

A BREEZY RESTAURANT concept from Canada is opening in the Galleria in a couple of weeks. Joey Uptown, the parent company's first Texas outpost, is set to bow July 28.


Billed as a "modern, urban retreat" with world-class service in a news release from yesterday afternoon, the spacious restaurant touts a globally inspired menu highlighted by seasonal, local takes. One design element that's sure to delight al fresco diners is a sunny, climate-controlled patio with a retractable roof.

Menu items include roasted corn guacamole and flame-seared salmon sushi. The resto says its Watermelon Drink, a summertime sip made with fresh watermelon, is a great bet. Its signature Joey Super is a classic highball with a citrus slush twist.

Finishes of natural wood and textured concrete — accented by brass, stone and leather — are the backdrop. Décor highlights also include a chic wine wall and, in one section, a "living green ceiling" fashioned of plants, the restaurant says.

"We're thrilled to expand down South with the addition of Joey Uptown to our collection of restaurants," said Layne Krienke, president of the Joey Restaurant Group, in a statement. "Texas and Joey hospitality go hand-in-hand, as we have both garnered a reputation for genuine warmth and care. We recognized Houston's passionate foodie scene and are honored to be a part of this restaurant community."

Joey Uptown's spacious patio has a retractable roof.

A cozy corner with a living wall at Joey Uptown

Food
Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

Keep ReadingShow less

Emily Peterson

THE ARTS OF Healing organization has grown tremendously over the past few years, and this spring, Tootsies hosted a crowd of 300-plus for a charitable style show featuring 20 influential physicians and medical professionals.

Keep ReadingShow less
Parties

Julia Davis, Sophia Cantu, Christiana Reckling, Julia Hotze, Randa McConn

AN INTIMATE GATHERING of around 125 guests toasted the 25th anniversary of Rienzi, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's house of European decorative arts. Beautiful blooms in shades of pink, white and blue, complemented by blue-toile linens, were found all around the verdant grounds, illuminated by simply chic string lights hanging from above.

Keep ReadingShow less
Parties