Economy no match for Houstonians’ insatiable appetite
Recession, schmecession. Pretty much every restaurant that appears to bite the dust lately turns around two days later to report that they are rising from the ashes. Needless to say, we’re totally eating it up.
Remember when we reported that Hue had closed its doors? Word on the street (and on b4-u-eat) says that it’s being re-branded by owner Yun Cheng and will ultimately be re-opened. (Did we call it, or what?) No word on whether it plans to return to its spot as the lone ranger of Richmond & Kirby.
The much-anticipated Anvil Bar & Refuge (run by mixologists extraordinaire Bobby Heugal and Kevin Floyd, known for their amazing concoctions at Beaver’s) has finally opened, reports Swamplot. Looks like the PYTs will be heading back to the lower Westheimer strip.
Robb Walsh brings the excellent news that Thelma’s Barbecue will reopen later this spring at the corner of Southmore and Scott after being waylaid by a fire. I’m pretty sure all the “smokin’” jokes have been made, so I will just quote Sarah Silverman in claiming that the brisket is beyond…it’s beyond.
So there’s hope in the air, but still, we say a fond adieu to Sage, Pan y Agua and Hunan River/Back Door Sushi, the notable (and seemingly, permanent) casualties of 2009.