"I got married in 2009, so I can't say it was all bad, but yeah, towards the end was a bit rough," he said about his abrupt departure from Gravitas and Stella Sola. "But I'm glad to be where I am."
Gould is in the process of developing his own concept with the Cyclone Anaya group, and told CultureMap that the concept was still being tweaked and locations searched, though he did say that the prototype location would definitely be in the inner loop.
Gould is also currently revamping Cyclone Anaya's brunch and happy hour menus, and adding some new energy to the dinner menu as well, including seafood dishes and a delicious-sounding entree of tamarind-braised pork ribs.
"We're trying to raise the profile of Cyclone Anaya's both in Houston and in Dallas," Gould said. He's heading to Dallas on Monday, where Anaya's is opening its third location in the north Dallas suburb of Allen, and following a stint there he'll be training the opening staff at the CityCentre location, the fourth in Houston, which is set to debut in May.