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Major Houston restaurant shutters and Presidio fire lead this week's top stories

Major Houston restaurant shutters, Presidio fire lead top stories

Wings over Water sculpture in front of George R. Brown Convention Center
Time to find a new tenant in the George R. Brown.  Photo by Micahl Wycoff

Editor's note: It's time to recap the top stories on CultureMap from this past week.

1. Downtown barbecue joint suddenly shutters, but should anyone be surprised? The owner of Bud's Pitmaster BBQ blamed Hurricane Harvey for its closure, but we think the quality of the food contributed, too.

2. Chef discloses details on fire that damaged hip Heights restaurant. Presidio will be closed for the immediate future; until it reopens, chef Adam Dorris is hosting pop-ups to support his hourly employees during the rebuilding process. 

3. Washington Avenue's acclaimed global soul food spot suddenly shutters. Chefs James Haywood and Ross Coleman have closed Kitchen 713, but they're planning to reemerge with a new concept soon.

4. Ronnie Killen teases surprising ingredient in his new Tex-Mex restaurant. Trips to Mexico have inspired the chef to focus Killen's TMX on traditional Mexican cuisine.  

5. Galleria area's new lunch spot lures business crowd and moms on the go. The owners of the Dukessa event venue have opened a lunch-only restaurant that caters to an upscale audience.