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The Heights builds its own restaurant row, becomes a foodie destination with a relaxed style

The Heights builds its own restaurant row, becomes a foodie destination with a relaxed style

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Hubcap Grill Photo by Sarah Rufca
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Bistro Zelko Photo by Barbara Kuntz
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Christian's Tailgate Photo by Spencer Hutton
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D'Amicos Italian Market Cafe in the Heights Photo via D’Amico’s Italian Market Café/Facebook
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There have been so many new names around town this summer — Coppa, Felix 55, Vida, El Gran Malo, etc. — that the new restaurant row forming on White Oak in the Heights has stayed relatively under the radar.

First to open back in April was the third location of sports and burger joint Christian's Tailgate, followed in June by BB's Cajun Cafe at the corner of White Oak and Studewood. Less than a year after the Montrose original spun off a second space downtown, the third location of the Texas/Cajun hybrid known for po'boys staked out new Heights style with a big patio (great for beers and languid afternoons) and rare late night hours.

Another fave for offbeat night owls — Midtown's Tacos A Go-Go — opened its doors on White Oak in early September and D'Amico's Italian Market Café recently celebrated its grand opening in the neighboring space. Fourteen years after opening the original D'Amico's in Rice Village, D'Amico's on White Oak is serving lunch and dinner, offering a pillared patio and local wines and beers.

Some are comparing the White Oaks resurgence to a small, laid back Washington Avenue. What do you think? Which new space on White Oak will you hit first — or are you sticking with Onion Creek?