Downtown's restaurant rebirth continues: High-profile chef plans new spot in Market Square
Just as The Federal Grill is officially starting service in the former home of Branch Water Tavern, David Grossman, that restaurant's chef-owner who pioneered its American concept, is moving on to the next project.
Grossman and his fiancée Julia Sharaby — the woman behind the Fusion Taco — are looking into the space formerly occupied by Les Givral's Kahve on Market Square. (Eater Houston first reported the development.)
This falls in line with the departure plan Grossman laid out for CultureMap in January: Finding a brick and mortar home for the popular food truck, then moving on to reopen Branch Water Tavern "at a lower price point [but] with the same great concept and ingredients."
A spokesperson for Grossman tells CultureMap that a lease has not been inked in the downtown spot.
With the wave of restaurants and bars recently opening in the area — Barnaby's Cafe next door, Batanga down the street next to the OKRA Charity Saloon, plus Goro & Gun, Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar and Clutch City Squire on Main Street — this is a prime spot to develop.