Former Bernie’s Burger Bus operator Justin Turner announces opening of two new dining establishments

Former Bernie’s Burger Bus proprietor and chef Justin Turner on Friday introduced two forthcoming new concepts from his freshly fashioned hospitality team, Gastropub Productions.

The Food stuff Network’s 2016 “Chopped” champion is set to open Bocca Italian Kitchen area and Lupo Pizzeria on Jan. 15.

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Chef Justin Turner is set to open Bocca Italian Kitchen and Lupo Pizzeria on Jan. 15.

Chef Justin Turner is established to open Bocca Italian Kitchen area and Lupo Pizzeria on Jan. 15.


Both equally places to eat, which run from the same kitchen area with two diverse eating rooms, are situated at 250 Assay St. at commercial development Redemption Sq. at Era Park around Lake Houston.

“We’re fired up to open our doorways officially and welcome the community to Bocca + Lupo,” Turner said in the release. “Both concepts spend homage to Italian American favorites, and I’m thrilled to bring astounding dishes and two unique culinary experiences to Redemption Square.”

Bocca features seasonal chef-driven plates of Italian fare with an American slant. The kitchen area gives dishes this kind of as osso bucco and linguini with clams, whilst the bar doles out a curated range of Italian wine.

Lupo offers serving New York-style pies .

Lupo gives serving New York-type pies .


Lupo is Turner’s acquire on an American pizzeria, serving New York-design pies that are built-to-get in a wood-fired oven.
Assume to see much more ideas from Turner’s cafe team.

“These two principles are just the start of the wonderful culinary and hospitality ecosystem Gastropub Productions is developing,” he claimed in the launch.

Bernie’s Burger Bus completely shut in May perhaps due to financial challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and the company’s quick expansion.

Bocca Italian Kitchen area and Lupo Pizzeria are open up Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10  a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend brunch several hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.