The number of options for breakfast with cocktails took a hit in July when Louisiana-based chain Brick & Spoon closed its location in Montrose. The restaurant, which opened in November 2013, served breakfast and lunch with a Creole twist.
In response to an email from CultureMap, a Brick and Spoon representative confirmed the closure and said the company is looking for a new location. The representative has yet to respond to a request for additional information about the decision to close.
Brick & Spoon replaced beloved neighborhood destination Bocados. Owners Terry Flores and Lily Hernandez opened Red Ox Bar & Grill in the near northside last year. While they initially continued to own the Brick & Spoon property, Flores tells CultureMap they sold it last year.
Even as new restaurants are opening all over the Houston area, 2015 has been rough for Montrose. Brick & Spoon joins other closures such as Berryhill Baja Grill, the Eatsie Boys Cafe, Radical Eats and Eleven:Eleven. A second location of celebrated Chinese restaurant Mala Sichuan and summer hot spot La Grange have been the neighborhood's most significant openings, but the other spaces remain vacant. Surely, some ambitious operators who wants to their luck in Houston's most prestigious dining neighborhood will emerge to snap up the vacancies.
As for boozy breakfasts during the week, those who miss Brick & Spoon can look to Canopy and its companion Woodbar for solace.