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We are making design decisions now in the planning process for this restaurant opening. We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Look for us to open this summer in June. Thanks, Dream

Booths or tables and chairs?

Counter service or full service?

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm?

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am?

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8?

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike?

How many bikes should the bike rack hold?

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area?

Coke or pepsi?

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N

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Thanks so much for posting this. It's really great to be able to participate in the decision making process!

Booths or tables and chairs?

Can you do both? If you can only do one, tables and chairs. You can't move booths to create large tables and I really don't like big booths that accommodate more than 4 ppl b/c if the middle person needs to get out, it's a pain.

Counter service or full service?

Full service! After a long day at work, my husband doesn't want to wait on himself. All day taking care of 2 kids, I don't always want to wait on myself. I often eat out alone with the kids on nights my husband has work functions or is traveling and counter service is very difficult juggling a baby and a toddler. Also, a girls night out group (of my friends) will always pick a place with full service. We want to sit and talk and drink, not get up and fill our own beverages or go to the counter for dessert.

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm?

In my opinion, if you close the kitchen at 9, that should be enough. Glasswall closes at 9 during the week and at 10 on the weekends. This neighborhood gets sleepy. The partiers are all headed to Washington at that time anyway :)

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am?

11. Before we had kids, we often didn't eat breakfast on the weekends and would eat brunch around 11. Now with kids (and sorry, i'm not trying to make it all about families but that is my perspective and there are a LOT of families in this neighborhood), they have to have food in front of them by noon so we try to be seated somewhere by 11:30.

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8?

6. Lola had 3 or 4 and had to buy more. At Dry Creek, they have more like 8 and they all get used.

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike?

Heck yeah! We ride or walk out to eat every weekend (weather permitting). It's a big part of why we live in the Heights!

How many bikes should the bike rack hold?

Oh, geesh. I would say 4-6. That's a couple of families or one small group of friends.

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area?

Great question! In the back. One of the reasons Berryhill is packed to the gills with families (and not teat-totaler families, either) is because we can eat in the same area where our kids play. i know (lawd do i know) that some people hate all the kids at BH on the weekends, but if all those families weren't there, the place would be dead. anyway, if you're going to have a grassy play area, it sounds like you are going to welcome/embrace kids so, let the parents sit and have a meal and a beer while their kids play. this will drive a lot of people to your location. i swear!

Coke or pepsi?

coke

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N

People can't bring their dogs to eat and 20th isn't a place where people usually walk their animals because of the traffic. still, everyone loves a little pet perk!

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Booths or tables and chairs? I would lean toward tables because they can be more easily re-arranged for larger groups. When you do go to Pie in the Sky (as mentioned in your other post) check out their set up with the benches running down the side. I think it works well.

Counter service or full service?Either way. However I would want the ability to easily run in and pick up some dream rolls to-go, the way I do at your Shepherd location.

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 9 is fine.

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? After church lady's simple carbs on Sunday morning, I'm looking for more substantial by late morning. 11.

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? A system of adjustable tethers suspended from the ceiling rafters. It's novel. It takes up less room. It provides an easy way for the parents to lift the child away from the table when the kid starts acting up. biggrin.gif (Ah..yeah..I have no opinion on this).

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? Yes. They'll drive, too. It's still Houston.

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? 6 should be plenty.

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? If workable, I would do some of both. Some people like the serene outdoors, and others like the bustle of traffic, people coming and going, etc. Also, some might want the sun of the south-facing back, while others would prefer the shaded north side.

Coke or pepsi? Coke.

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N Sure...or rolls with Beggin' strips.

Looking forward to your arrival.

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We are beyond happy that y'all are coming to the neighborhood. Art Car Curry in walking distance!! My kid could live on the dumplings.

Booths or tables and chairs? --- both. we like the arrangement of the Post Oak location, many different options there.

Counter service or full service? --- either is fine

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? --- no opinion, don't forget that a lot of families like to eat a bit early, on the way home from whatever ~6ish

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? --- yes!

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? --- multiple guests at once, maybe 5 bikes, just a guess

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? --- where ever works, but nobody likes to feel like they are eating in a parking lot, plants and fences help with this.

Coke or pepsi? --- coke!

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N --- no

Your questions were cross-posted to a big neighborhood parents' list. Is there an email address where people can send answers if they are not reg on haif?

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We are making design decisions now in the planning process for this restaurant opening. We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Look for us to open this summer in June. Thanks, Dream

Booths or tables and chairs? Both

Counter service or full service? Full

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 9

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? 11am

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? 8

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? As previsous poster said, "heck ya!"

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? 4

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? Back with play area. please make as safe, and as difficult to escape as possible.

Coke or pepsi? coke

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N

We are super excited. Need it to be as family friendly as possible!

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We are making design decisions now in the planning process for this restaurant opening. We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Look for us to open this summer in June. Thanks, Dream

Booths or tables and chairs?

Counter service or full service?

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm?

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am?

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8?

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike?

How many bikes should the bike rack hold?

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area?

Coke or pepsi?

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N

Booths or tables and chairs? Both if possible

Counter service or full service? Full

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 10

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? 11

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8?

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? A combo of walk, bike or car at different times

How many bikes should the bike rack hold?

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? Back

Coke or pepsi? Ginger ale?

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N Y

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I am excited. We need more asian restaurants in zip code 77008/77007

Booths or tables and chairs? Both if possible

Counter service or full service? Counter Service, Usually wait staff will doom a restaurant success if they are not properly trained

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 10pm

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? noon

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? 4

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? A combo of walk, bike or car at different times

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? 6

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? Back

Coke or pepsi? Dr. Pepper

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? No

I personallly don't like dogs at the restaurant entrance. Back is best.

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Booths or tables and chairs? Both!

Counter service or full service? I'm good with either of these, just don't do some hybrid where you order at the counter and then still have a server. Annoying.

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? Past my kids' bedtime, so either way.

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? 11

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? 6

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? Yes. And we might have kid trailers attached, so is it possible to have a place for bikes/trailers that is in view from where we eat? If not no big deal.

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? 5+

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? 1 row of tables out front and room in the back to play? Front tables are good to lure customers with activity.

Coke or pepsi? Coke. And root beer.

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? N

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We are beyond happy that y'all are coming to the neighborhood. Art Car Curry in walking distance!! My kid could live on the dumplings.

Booths or tables and chairs? --- both. we like the arrangement of the Post Oak location, many different options there.

Counter service or full service? --- either is fine

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? --- no opinion, don't forget that a lot of families like to eat a bit early, on the way home from whatever ~6ish

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? --- yes!

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? --- multiple guests at once, maybe 5 bikes, just a guess

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? --- where ever works, but nobody likes to feel like they are eating in a parking lot, plants and fences help with this.

Coke or pepsi? --- coke!

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N --- no

Your questions were cross-posted to a big neighborhood parents' list. Is there an email address where people can send answers if they are not reg on haif?

scott@noodlesrule.com

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We are making design decisions now in the planning process for this restaurant opening. We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Look for us to open this summer in June. Thanks, Dream

Booths or tables and chairs? Tables and chairs.

Counter service or full service? Counter (like the Shepherd location)

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 10pm!

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? don't care

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? none

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? bike

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? no idea...but plenty.

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? Depends on setup, but the back area is likely preferable

Coke or pepsi? Neither for me. Limeade.

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N n/a

A ridiculous regulation, and one that will hopefully go the way of the dinosaur eventually. I believe Michael Berry tried unsuccessfully to get rid of it when he was on Council.

The regulation seems overbearing. But regardless, keep in mind that some people may prefer not to eat next to dogs.

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A ridiculous regulation, and one that will hopefully go the way of the dinosaur eventually. I believe Michael Berry tried unsuccessfully to get rid of it when he was on Council.

I really hope not. I'd rather deal with smoking than animals at a restaurant.

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I always bring my llama, Challenger with me everywhere. Keeps me a step above the Jones's. I hope you're going to have an area & treats for him. If you don't I'll have to call Michael Berry! Lol!!

Note: Challenger's really great with children!

Seriously, I like the suggestions put forward by others, and I'm not picky. I would give some serious thought to the standards of your waitstaff. Other area eateries are plagued by bad/slow service ( Which in essence, isn't service ).

I would like to chime in on one of your posed questions: "Coke, or Pepsi"? : Neither, I would suggest a quality old vine red Zin ( I don't do softdrinks, water, tea, etc. as they are unhealthy, and contribute to a number of little-known diseases, and conditions. I know, because I listen to infomercials, and talk radio! )

Thank you for opportunity to offer ideas, and good luck!

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Coke or pepsi?

Even though I rarely consume soft drinks, Coke is by far the better choice to have. I recommend having a few fresh brewed flavored iced teas for folks. Not that sweetened bottled stuff, but similar to the stuff you get at Carter + Cooley. And fresh lemonade.

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Then those people should prefer different restaurants or eat inside. Some people prefer not to eat pizza, so they don't go to Pink's.

Nice. Maybe a little common sense is in order though. Pet owners just need to display some courtesy and keep their dog at home if untrained or rambunctious. Taking your pet to a place of business is a privilege, and it shouldn't override the rights of paying customers to enjoy their experience.

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Nice. Maybe a little common sense is in order though. Pet owners just need to display some courtesy and keep their dog at home if untrained or rambunctious. Taking your pet to a place of business is a privilege, and it shouldn't override the rights of paying customers to enjoy their experience.

In Houston it is not a privilege.

Other cities that allow it (like Dallas) have enacted measures to ensure that animals aren't bothering customers. The dog has to be on a leash, there must be a separate entrance to the patio so the dog doesn't have to go through the restaurant, and staff are prohibited from petting the dog.

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In Houston it is not a privilege.

Other cities that allow it (like Dallas) have enacted measures to ensure that animals aren't bothering customers. The dog has to be on a leash, there must be a separate entrance to the patio so the dog doesn't have to go through the restaurant, and staff are prohibited from petting the dog.

This is easy Kylejack, simply apply your own solution: Move to Dallas. It's a simple matter of preference right?

I fail to see the need for anyone to bring any animal to a restaurant. That includes, but is not limited to, Llamas, monkeys, parrots, snakes, pigs ... I could continue the list, but the question is, whose pet do you deny from where??

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This is easy Kylejack, simply apply your own solution: Move to Dallas. It's a simple matter of preference right?

I fail to see the need for anyone to bring any animal to a restaurant. That includes, but is not limited to, Llamas, monkeys, parrots, snakes, pigs ... I could continue the list, but the question is, whose pet do you deny from where??

I've seen many dogs better behaved than many children.

Just sayin'... :-)

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This is easy Kylejack, simply apply your own solution: Move to Dallas. It's a simple matter of preference right?

I fail to see the need for anyone to bring any animal to a restaurant. That includes, but is not limited to, Llamas, monkeys, parrots, snakes, pigs ... I could continue the list, but the question is, whose pet do you deny from where??

You may be able to ban dogs on this mortal coil, but you'd better get used to them, because all dogs go to Heaven.

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I'm good with dogs at a bar atmopshere...Porch Swing, Woodrow's,hell...even Onion Creek which doesn't allow dogs anymore. However, dogs do not belong at a restaurant.

Patio in the back please.

Porch Swing and Onion Creek both serve food and are thusly restaurants, so I will take that to mean that you are okay with dogs at certain types of restaurants. Like say, restaurants with patios.

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I've seen many dogs better behaved than many children.

Just sayin'... :-)

I've never met anyone who is allergic to children, but there are TONS of people allergic to cats and dogs. That's not something to dismiss lightly.

Also, my kids have pooped at restaurants, but guess what? They wear diapers, and it was all cleaned up without another patron even knowing about it. I doubt the case will be the same for dogs based on the poop I'm always dodging IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAMN HIKE/BIKE TRAIL!!! Come on pet owners, you're just giving me more fuel to hate you. And come on, dog-who-poops-on-concrete, that doesn't seem just a little bit weird to you? Find some nice, soft grass so you can get a good cleansing drag in afterward.

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We are making design decisions now in the planning process for this restaurant opening. We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Look for us to open this summer in June. Thanks, Dream

Booths or tables and chairs?

Counter service or full service?

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 10.

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am?

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? ZERO!

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? I'll bike because I'm only two blocks away.

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? At least four.

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? Both. That way the dirty, drooling creatures can be out back and the adults and dogs can be out front.

Coke or pepsi? Coke.

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N Yes, if you can get away with it.

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Porch Swing and Onion Creek both serve food and are thusly restaurants, so I will take that to mean that you are okay with dogs at certain types of restaurants. Like say, restaurants with patios.

Over 51% of the sales are alcohol...meaning they area a bar that sells food.

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Booths or tables and chairs? - Tables and chairs. This is a necessity if my grandmother is with us, she cannot get in and out of booths. If it's just us we still prefer chairs.

Counter service or full service? Full service. We love the Shepherd location, it really works, we really enjoy going there for lunch. We still prefer full service.

Should we close at 10pm or 9pm? 10.

What time should we open on Sunday noon or 11am? 11.

How many high chairs will I need 4, 6, or 8? N/A we have no kids, will leave this one for the people with children.

Will the neighborhood walk or ride their bike? Yes, depending on the weather. We like to bike and walk when it's nice out, but drive when it rains.

How many bikes should the bike rack hold? If we come with one other couple that's 4 right there, so I would think at least 8 bikes.

Patio out front under the awning or in the back with a big grassy play area? If the idea for a grassy play area is setting aside some space for children that's good for us adults without kids because we can dine inside in the quiet while the kids are outside playing in the back. Alternatively you could go the direction of Daily Review Cafe, we enjoy dining in the outside seating on the lawn. Whether you go the direction of Lupe Tortilla off 59 which has that great play area where the kids run around while the adults are inside at the bar, or the direction of additional seating, once people discover the yummy food and business is booming you can add a front patio under the awning and have both. Keep up the good food and people will come!

Coke or pepsi? Coke. None of our dinner friends drink Pepsi products and one of our closest friends is addicted to Diet Coke.

Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N. No dogs, we like dogs but don't want to have them at dinner. We love our cat very much, but no cats either please. No parrots, iguanas, snakes, etc. Our good friend is allergic to dogs and cats. She lives in Timbergrove and we eat in the Heights together very often.

Will the restaurant allow BYOB with a corkage fee? One of the things we like about Collinas, Dry Creek, Vietnam, etc is that we can bring in our own wine.

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Access to water for dogs outside and free dog bones? Y or N. No dogs, we like dogs but don't want to have them at dinner. We love our cat very much, but no cats either please. No parrots, iguanas, snakes, etc.

Agreed. I find it off-putting to have animals around while I'm eating. But I still want to enjoy an outdoor seating area when the weather is nice, so please don't ask me to avoid the patio. And as long as it's specifically prohibited by the city of Houston I would expect you to follow the law.

Will the restaurant allow BYOB with a corkage fee? One of the things we like about Collinas, Dry Creek, Vietnam, etc is that we can bring in our own wine.

This is how we decide where to go for dinner in the Heights: we pull out our list of BYOB restaurants and pick one based on what food we want to eat.

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What about to eat? I don't want to go to a restaurant that serves only tofu and salad.

Ah... Yes Flinch, we certainly don't ever want to encourage a shallow menu! We're an international city now.

Note : CDC Stats

Out of the almost five million people bitten by dogs every year in the United States, close to 900,000 require medical attention. Nearly 400,000 of those people are seriously injured by dog bites. <LI>Over 31,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery due to dog attacks

* Just a point that hasn't been brought up yet.

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It seems like our customers who walk to our restaurants now with their dogs always sit on the last patio table away from the door. We basically, "don't ask don't tell" and this has worked. We were thinking of having a little can of dog bones and access to water for these customers by the last outdoor table. Dogs are not allowed in the dining room or allowed to go thur the dining room to get to the back yard per coh health code regulation. That's were we are on this issue so everyone can chill.

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It seems like our customers who walk to our restaurants now with their dogs always sit on the last patio table away from the door. We basically, "don't ask don't tell" and this has worked. We were thinking of having a little can of dog bones and access to water for these customers by the last outdoor table. Dogs are not allowed in the dining room or allowed to go thur the dining room to get to the back yard per coh health code regulation. That's were we are on this issue so everyone can chill.

dream

"We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Thanks, Dream."

Chill?... WWTM?, I guess this means we don't get to make any more suggestions? BTW, what was the tally on the topics queeried? The only thing that seems important to you by your posts, are dog bones, and water....Hmm...

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"We have some choices in how we are going to set this restaurant up and how the customer will experince JNH. I'd like some feedback. Thanks, Dream."

Chill?... WWTM?, I guess this means we don't get to make any more suggestions? BTW, what was the tally on the topics queeried? The only thing that seems important to you by your posts, are dog bones, and water....Hmm...

Agreed. This came across as kinda pissy. I hope Dream noticed how abruptly people stopped giving feedback...

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