One of Houston's most beloved old-school diners has mysteriously shuttered.
Triple A Restaurant, the Heights-area restaurant that has served up heaping portions of comfort food since 1942, is closed today. A sign in the window on Airline Drive advises that the restaurant has been unable to negotiate a renewal of its lease, according to a CultureMap reader who saw it.
A phone call to the restaurant confirms that it has closed. The person who answered affirmed that the closure would likely be permanent and couldn't say whether the restaurant would relocate in the future.
Located next to the Canino Produce Market, Triple A has served as a reliable source of classic American fare for generations. In particular, the restaurant's chicken fried steak earned raves from a number of local food writers.
Unlike 59 Diner, which had slipped in quality before its closure in March, Triple A remained a neighborhood staple. Diners will certainly miss its wood-paneled walls and retro charm.