Candy Shack Daiquiri Owner to Open Juliet Restaurant in Galleria District

James McGhee, founder of Candy Shack Daiquiris, will open Julie Restaurant, a modern American restaurant concept at 5857 Westheimer in the Galleria district.

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The founder of casual Daïquiris Candy Shack The brand is making a big leap into high-end dining with a new restaurant in the Galleria district slated to open in early 2022.

James McGhee, owner of Candy Shack, which has six branches in the Houston area, announced that Juliette Restaurant, a modern American restaurant concept, will open at 5857 Westheimer next year. McGhee surrounds himself with industry veterans: Jim Herd of Collaborative Projects will design the 5,000 square foot restaurant, and cocktail specialists Laurie Harvey and Kris Sowell, owners of Ladies of Libation, will design the bar program. (Herd is responsible for the design of restaurants including Georgia James, the Hay Merchant, Rice Box, UB Preserv, One Fifth; Ladies of Libation consulted at Last Concert Café, Memorial Trail Ice House, Sugar Room, Sporting Club, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, State Fare Kitchen & Bar.)

The concept, described as a modern high-energy American restaurant, will provide seating for 220 diners and include a large patio area. There will be an underground bar style entrance resembling a movie theater.

No details on the menu yet.

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    Greg Morago was editor and reporter for The Hartford Courant for 25 years before joining the Houston Chronicle as a food editor in 2009. He writes on food, restaurants, spirits, travel, fashion and beauty. . He is originally from Arizona and a member of the Pima tribe of the Gila River Indian community.

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