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Houston’s most whiskey-obsessed restaurant is heading to The Woodlands

Houston’s most whiskey-obsessed restaurant will soon have a second home at The Woodlands. Bosscat kitchen and libations will open a new location on Market Street in the former Berryhill Baja Grill space.

The new approximately 5,000 square foot location will accommodate 150 people indoors and 100 on a covered patio that will include an indoor-outdoor bar. Bosscat’s signature whiskey room will feature in the new space with an adjacent 20-seat lounge. It should open in the fall.

Founded in Newport Beach in 2014 by partners John “JT” Reed, Leslie Nguyen and Vinnie Capizzi, Bosscat offers a menu of over-the-top comfort food paired with an extensive whiskey selection. With the ability to splurge on a glass of a rare spirit or just grab a beer and a drink at happy hour, Bosscat has attracted a dedicated clientele to its Houston location, which opened near the district of River Oaks in 2017.

Chef Peter Petro’s menu features creations such as shrimp and grits, pork belly poutine and a decadent burger. The restaurant’s extravagant brunch creations make it a lively spot on Funday Sundays.

“When we first arrived in Houston, we were excited not only about the opportunities inside the Loop, but also about the opportunities that existed in the surrounding areas,” Reed said in a statement. “We identified The Woodlands early on as an excellent market for a second Bosscat site. Having lived and worked in Houston for the past five years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth that continues to occur in the Woodlands and Spring areas. We are so lucky to have found a home on Market Street that gives us the opportunity to continue to grow our brand and meet the demands of locals in this area.

Daily Dose Hospitality, the restaurant group behind the restaurant, will also be opening its sister concept Ten Sushi + Cocktail Bar across from Houston’s original Bosscat later this summer. The Japanese-inspired restaurant will feature small plates created by chef Gary Ly, best known locally for his work at Underbelly and 93′ Til.

Bosscat Kitchen is just the latest Houston restaurant to open in The Woodlands. In December, Tilman Fertitta opened its luxury steak and seafood concept, Mastro’s Ocean Club, in the former Grotto space. The ultra-popular Kirby Ice House patio bar will open its third Houston-area location near the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion later this year.