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Just old enough to have gathered a few directories and online resources ;)

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It appears Pepper Jack's closed.  It was dark tonight with a now leasing sign on the building.  I didn't get to read the sign on the window.  

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It appears Pepper Jack's closed. It was dark tonight with a now leasing sign on the building. I didn't get to read the sign on the window.

I, for one, am shocked. Hopefully something worthwhile actually opens there... It has a lot of potential and deserves better than mediocre tex mex.

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I wish I had a solution. But I got nothing. The space seems too big for the kind of volume downtown offers. I'll just throw a suggestion,  what if Franks Pizza moved into that space?

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Wonder who it is?

Merg Meraia, said he’s already in negotiations with a new tenant to take the space at 419 Travis. He said it would be another restaurant and bar run by folks who have been in the industry for a while. “They have a few successful locations,” Meraia said.

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2013/04/downtown-restaurant-shutters-after-less-than-a-year/#11690-3

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went to goro and gun saturday night - was a little surprised that it was only half full when we got there at 8:00. that said we all liked the food and drinks and by the time we left the place was almost completely packed. walked around the corner to OKRA where there was a nice crowd and had a quick drink. walking back to our car we strolled by Batanga and they were very crowded as well - must've been about 10 or 1030 by that time. very healthy crowd on the patio. they was also an alamo drafthouse roadshow at market square park (three amigos!) and it was SLAMMED... people everywhere. on our way out we ran into a critical mass type deal with bicyclists, skaters and pedicabs cruising around that part of downtown.

all in all it was very refreshing to see a buzz on a saturday night... i think gran malo is a very welcome addition there. an apartment development or two right there would really cement that part of downtown as a sustainable district so hopefully something is in the works.

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hey was also an alamo drafthouse roadshow at market square park (three amigos!) and it was SLAMMED

 

that's a cool idea!

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Pepper Jacks is closed.  I never went because everybody I talked to said the service was horrible and the food was overpriced and not very good.

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Pepper Jacks is closed.  I never went because everybody I talked to said the service was horrible and the food was overpriced and not very good.

 

Yeah, closed a while ago.  Their replacement has already been announced.  (See above in this thread.)

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It's from the owners of El Gran Malo which is a Heights restaurant / bar specializing in infused tequilas. The food scene is eagerly anticipating it and I'm curious to see how the downtown superblock handles two tequila / mezcal bars (it is near the recently opened Pastry War from the Anvil crowd)

 

Here's coverage on Houston Eater:

http://houston.eater.com/tags/el-big-bad

 

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I went there last night. No heat inside. But they did place a little portable space heater next to our table. They looked over staffed for the amount of people there. Food was quick to arrive. Too quick. Starters and main arrived at the same time. The food itself is okay. It continues the theme of the previous two tenants and is mostly seafood Mexican fusion. I had chicken tamales. For the life of me I couldn't find any chicken in there. The main's are mains only. no sides of rice and beans. This is not tex-mex. But I wouldn't call it Mexican either because they don't even have rice on the menu.

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Pepper Jacks is closed. I never went because everybody I talked to said the service was horrible and the food was overpriced and not very good.

Yeah, I went with a large group. We had reserved an area weeks in advance abs yet they were not prepared. The service took hours to get out. They were severely understaffed, but the food was good though. And yes very expensive. I had an excellent burger with guacamole for about $11

I am not surprised they closed.

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