Sugar Land Town Square will soon welcome its first Indian restaurant, and it is one with local ties.

Mahesh’s Kitchen is set to open Friday at 16019 City Walk.

Co-owners and spouses Neelesh Musale and Shubhangi Musale dedicated the restaurant to the memory of the late Mahesh Puranik, the younger brother of Shubhangi Musale. 

“Growing up, my younger brother Mahesh and I always dreamt of opening a restaurant together,” Shubhangi said in a news release. “Through this project, we’re keeping that wish and his spirit alive. And just as he made everyone around him feel special, our goal is to convey that same warmth to our staff and guests.”

Puranik, 37, was a Stafford resident and a business development manager for Worldwide Oilfield Machine who dreamed of opening his own restaurant, according to Mahesh’s Kitchen. 

At Mahesh’s, guests can expect a “lighter, more sophisticated take on Indian cuisine in a bright and airy setting” according to a news release from Daniel Renfrow of Public Content. 

Every three months, the restaurant will receive a shipment containing more than 300 pounds of spice combinations from India, hand-picked from their regions of origin.

The menu will feature traditional Indian staples like Palak Paneer and fusion dishes such as the Mango Habanero Salmon with habanero chili, mango puree, serrano chili and ginger. 

The drink menu will showcase herbal teas from India and classic cocktails with a spicy twist. Its signature cocktails include the Mahesh’s Old Fashioned, the tamarind-infused margarita and the cardamom mojito.

Mahesh’s will be open 5-10 p.m. daily. Its lunch schedule and happy hour are forthcoming, according to a news release.

For more information, call 832-405-6395

Thai American Bistro holds grand opening in Sugar Land

A new Thai restaurant in Sugar Land held its grand opening last month. 

Thai American Bistro, 18721 University Blvd Ste. 160, opened to the public Aug. 30. 

The restaurant serves Thai classics like pineapple fried rice, basil eggplant and green papaya salad with fried chicken. 

Thai American Bistro is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for lunch and 5-9 p.m. for dinner Sunday through Thursday. It is open one hour later for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. 

For more information, call 346-304-2102.

Chick’nCone adding Sugar Land location 

A popular chicken and waffles chain has set its sights on Sugar Land Town Square. 

Chick’nCone pairs hand-rolled waffle cones with fried chicken and can be dipped in the restaurant’s six sauces. 

The new restaurant is at 2268 Texas Drive. 

The new location will open by the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, according to a news release from Katherine Orellana Ross of Public Content. 

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