One-percenter playground Highland Park Village — home to Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, and storied dining institution Cafe Pacific — is preparing to welcome a downright approachable new dining option: K.T. Burger, brought to you by the folks behind ever-popular outdoor hangout the Katy Trail Ice House.
The burgers and fries are the same as those served at the Ice House, says GuideLive. Prices are pretty reasonable, considering the neighborhood: A venison chili burger runs $8.95, and even the most expensive item on the menu, an ahi tuna sandwich with wasabi-ginger mayo, clocks in at just $12.95. There are booze options aplenty, including a decent draft selection (we see you, Austin Eastciders) and several wines including prosecco; for the kids, there's pure cane sugar sodas and salted caramel milkshakes. While K.T. Burger's website says it opens Memorial Day, a rep for HPV says it'll actually open this Friday evening for dinner.
K.T. Burger fills the void left by the very short-lived Village Kitchen; soon, another concept called 5 Creeks Tavern will move into the upstairs space vacated by Toko V. And in other Highland Park Village news: Nancy Nichols reports that Hillstone Restaurant Group (Hillstone, Houston's, R+D Kitchen) will open a concept called Honor Bar in the plaza come early 2016. It'll be "a bit more casual than Houston’s or Hillstone," says Nichols, with cocktails, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.