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Bacco in the Heights is coming to the 1400 block of Yale St.  I believe the street number is 1426.  It is in a bungalow on the east side of the street.  They are currently putting in a porch out front with a TABC notice on the door.  This is the same Bacco as Bacco on the Bayou.  Now that the dry zone is history, you can potentially have a pub crawl on Yale St.  Well, more like a wine bar and craft whiskey bar crawl.  

 

Maggie May's Coffee is coming to the strip center across the street from Hugs and Donuts (the preferred point of reference for everyone in the Heights with little kids).  This will be part of another location for Black Dog Records.  

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3 hours ago, Northwood said:

Anyone know what is planned for the renovated house on the NWC of 15th and Yale (201 W 15th)?  The renovation looks great and seems like it could be a restaurant.

 

I have heard that they are going to make it a space for special events.  

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Happy All Cafe is closing.  Property will be redeveloped.  

 

I had assumed that Savoir/La Grande Rue would use Happy All's lot for parking.  Makes me wonder a bit about what is going on with that one.  I peaked in the window the other day and it looks like a fair amount of work is left to be done.  Savoir had a pop up dinner at Mastrantos last week.  But I have not seen a lot of work going on at the location on Yale.  Maybe I am just being overly sensitive in anticipation, as other places had very long roads to hoe with the city and construction delays.  

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On 2/16/2019 at 12:25 PM, s3mh said:

Katz’s Deli coming to the Mainland Autosales building.  They better keep the Art Guys statues.  

 

More importantly, they better keep the zero-setback building, and re-open the windows in the brick facade.

 

(Anyone needing tires in the near future might want to head to Monterrey while you still can.)

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On 2/15/2019 at 1:28 PM, s3mh said:

Happy All Cafe is closing.  Property will be redeveloped.  

 

 

Another zero-setback building (though I don't think this one will survive).

 

If we can't get the city to re-stripe Yale to 3 lanes, normalizing street parking on Yale may be the next best thing for accident reduction.

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Verdine is now open.  Very snappy decor for a casual vegan restaurant.  Nice to see as so many vegan places are little holes in the wall.

 

Balls Out Burger has closed.  Never went there.  So, cannot tell whether it was just lame or whether we are getting to saturation on certain offerings.  

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40 minutes ago, s3mh said:

Verdine is now open.  Very snappy decor for a casual vegan restaurant.  Nice to see as so many vegan places are little holes in the wall.

 

Balls Out Burger has closed.  Never went there.  So, cannot tell whether it was just lame or whether we are getting to saturation on certain offerings.  

 

B-O-B was good, but the spot was a bit random and I didnt think it had the best execution, space wise... Seems like the space is more ice-house like than a burger place.

 

Still... sad to see it go.

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1 hour ago, s3mh said:

Verdine is now open.  Very snappy decor for a casual vegan restaurant.  Nice to see as so many vegan places are little holes in the wall.

 

Balls Out Burger has closed.  Never went there.  So, cannot tell whether it was just lame or whether we are getting to saturation on certain offerings.  

 

B-O-B is close to where I work, and I am not surprised one bit.

 

I never tried their food, but from the people I worked with and some reviews I read, it seems like there was much to be desired. Every time I drove home, weekday or weekend, their parking lot was almost always empty with the food truck being the only vehicle on the property. The traffic wasn't non-existent on most days.

 

Another sign profits were low was the state of the building. I believe someone tried breaking in 6-12 months ago through the glass door at the entrance, and they fixed the problem by taping it up. Someone else, later on, smashed through the fence with their car on the northern point of the lot and they never got around to fixing that section.

 

Really sad to see a restaurant go, but I figured it was only a question of "when" this one would close.

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On 2/12/2019 at 12:03 PM, s3mh said:

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/02-11-19-squable-new-restaurant-bobby-heugel-justin-yu-heights-drew-gimma-mark-clayton-terry-williams/#slide=0

 

Details on Squabble which is taking over the Southern Goods space.  Looks interesting, but I really do miss Southern Goods.

 

Squable (one "b") had some sort of preview or soft opening last night.  Haven't seen a website or social media page, but Justin Yu's instagram has a few hints that it is opening very soon.

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23 minutes ago, CrockpotandGravel said:



There's a thread on this property already. Not everything has to go into this thread to be bumped:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/43647-3024-houston-avenue/

 

I much prefer having a single large thread for this over a myriad of threads. Having a thread for each property is inefficient.

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On 2/15/2019 at 9:28 AM, s3mh said:

Happy All Cafe is closing.  Property will be redeveloped.  

 

TABC notice up for Taqo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria.  Not sure whether the spelling is Taqo Tago Togo or whatever.  Handwriting on the sign is a bit messy (not one to talk myself).  

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Maryam's Cafe on 19th st appears to be gone.  Building has been gutted.  No permit sign in the window for the interior demo.  So, no bread crumbs to follow.  I thought the owners of Maryam's were going to be developing the spot next door where the junk dealer used to be.  But nothing has happened over there yet.  I am surprised Maryam's lasted as long as it did, assuming that the restaurant has closed and is not renovating (which seems like a safe assumption).  The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't even close to be competitive with the many other breakfast and lunch offerings in the Heights.  It is a great space for a restaurant.  Hopefully something better is on the way.

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On 8/23/2019 at 9:51 AM, s3mh said:

Maryam's Cafe on 19th st appears to be gone.  Building has been gutted.  No permit sign in the window for the interior demo.  So, no bread crumbs to follow.  I thought the owners of Maryam's were going to be developing the spot next door where the junk dealer used to be.  But nothing has happened over there yet.  I am surprised Maryam's lasted as long as it did, assuming that the restaurant has closed and is not renovating (which seems like a safe assumption).  The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't even close to be competitive with the many other breakfast and lunch offerings in the Heights.  It is a great space for a restaurant.  Hopefully something better is on the way.

A new home for Carter and Cooley's

 

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On 8/23/2019 at 9:51 AM, s3mh said:

Maryam's Cafe on 19th st appears to be gone.  Building has been gutted.  No permit sign in the window for the interior demo.  So, no bread crumbs to follow.  I thought the owners of Maryam's were going to be developing the spot next door where the junk dealer used to be.  But nothing has happened over there yet.  I am surprised Maryam's lasted as long as it did, assuming that the restaurant has closed and is not renovating (which seems like a safe assumption).  The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't even close to be competitive with the many other breakfast and lunch offerings in the Heights.  It is a great space for a restaurant.  Hopefully something better is on the way.

 

TABC notice in the window for a second location of Shandy's Cafe.  That is the hole in the wall place over on Memorial Dr. across the street from Bayou Bend.  Not what I was expecting in Houston's hyper foodie driven restaurant market.  But it might do well with those who just want something simple and good.

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https://houston.eater.com/2019/11/21/20976150/handies-douzo-houston-heights-opening-handrolls-december-2019

 

Handies Douzo will open December 1.  

 

Common Bond at the Waterworks as seen almost no progress for months but just recently went into overdrive and looks like it could be open in December.

 

Burger Joint built a parking lot with no drainage (or drainage to be added soon).  It would make for a nice duck pond at this point.

 

 

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On 11/22/2019 at 10:33 AM, s3mh said:

https://houston.eater.com/2019/11/21/20976150/handies-douzo-houston-heights-opening-handrolls-december-2019

 

Handies Douzo will open December 1.  

 

Common Bond at the Waterworks as seen almost no progress for months but just recently went into overdrive and looks like it could be open in December.

 

Burger Joint built a parking lot with no drainage (or drainage to be added soon).  It would make for a nice duck pond at this point.

 

 

I'm glad the Burger Joint's struggles in getting open brings you such amusement. Drainage was added but probably designed or built incorrectly. Why would anyone assume someone would build a parking lot without drainage or worse yet add it after it's built?

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

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12 minutes ago, west20th said:

I'm glad the Burger Joint's struggles in getting open brings you such amusement. Drainage was added but probably designed or built incorrectly. Why would anyone assume someone would build a parking lot without drainage or worse yet add it after it's built?

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

I drive by the Burger Joint every day.  I watched them put in the parking lot.  As soon as it was finished, there was a heavy rain.  The parking lot filled with water that did not drain at all. 

 

They could have put in a permeable parking pad but chose to add more concrete to our city.  They are grown ups and run a store in Montrose that makes a lot of money.  If they cannot figure out how to put in a parking lot with proper drainage, I have little sympathy for them.  

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You guys know Burger Joint has like the tiniest parking lot ever right? With some unique angles for parking. So while they may be adults, they dont have alot of experience with parking lots lolol. I think you can poke fun at them for something fairly stupid even if you love their burgers and fries as most of us do.

 

Looking at this thread, it seems basically the Heights is getting a lot of Montrose transplants. Dunno if theres a better blueprint for restaurants in the city so congrats my Heights homies.

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19 hours ago, s3mh said:

I drive by the Burger Joint every day.  I watched them put in the parking lot.  As soon as it was finished, there was a heavy rain.  The parking lot filled with water that did not drain at all. 

 

They could have put in a permeable parking pad but chose to add more concrete to our city.  They are grown ups and run a store in Montrose that makes a lot of money.  If they cannot figure out how to put in a parking lot with proper drainage, I have little sympathy for them.  

Again, what sort of person revels in a business having a difficult time getting their doors open?

 

If you drove by every day you would have known there was drainage put in. These guys are in the restaurant business not construction. The parking lot was most likely graded incorrectly. Do you know for a fact a permeable parking lot was permissible per COH approval? No? I thought so. Please let me share that Mark Twain quote with you again. 

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

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41 minutes ago, west20th said:

Again, what sort of person revels in a business having a difficult time getting their doors open?

 

If you drove by every day you would have known there was drainage put in. These guys are in the restaurant business not construction. The parking lot was most likely graded incorrectly. Do you know for a fact a permeable parking lot was permissible per COH approval? No? I thought so. Please let me share that Mark Twain quote with you again. 

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

 

I have family that is in the restaurant business.  They are intimately familiar with the construction business and know everything from ADA compliance to gas pipe sizing.  Anyone in the restaurant business who thinks that they can just turn their build out over to a bunch of contractors is going to end up with a parking lot that doesn't drain.  

 

I never saw a single drainage grate on that parking lot.  It was solid concrete.  And it absolutely is permissible per CoH.  Hughies did their remote lot with permeable paving.  

 

I have no sympathy for anyone coming into the Heights to do business who is not prepared to handle the two biggest issues in our neighborhood--parking and drainage.  

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48 minutes ago, s3mh said:

 

I have family that is in the restaurant business.  They are intimately familiar with the construction business and know everything from ADA compliance to gas pipe sizing.  Anyone in the restaurant business who thinks that they can just turn their build out over to a bunch of contractors is going to end up with a parking lot that doesn't drain.  

 

I never saw a single drainage grate on that parking lot.  It was solid concrete.  And it absolutely is permissible per CoH.  Hughies did their remote lot with permeable paving.  

 

I have no sympathy for anyone coming into the Heights to do business who is not prepared to handle the two biggest issues in our neighborhood--parking and drainage.  

Bless your heart.....open your eyes. The grates are there and underneath are a series of 36" pipes. But you would have already known that if you "drove by the Burger Joint every day and watched them put in the parking lot". What Hughies got permitted has nothing to do with what the Burger Joint got permitted. Different site different needs. Again, please listen to Mr. Twain....

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

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On 12/5/2019 at 11:59 AM, west20th said:

Bless your heart.....open your eyes. The grates are there and underneath are a series of 36" pipes. But you would have already known that if you "drove by the Burger Joint every day and watched them put in the parking lot". What Hughies got permitted has nothing to do with what the Burger Joint got permitted. Different site different needs. Again, please listen to Mr. Twain....

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

 

I looked this morning.  Yes, there are grates.  No, there aren't 36" pipes leading out of the grates.  Maybe 10" at best.  Someone screwed up big time on the drainage.  Building a parking lot is not hard.  Not at all.  

 

And you have not stated anything substantive about why Burger Joint could not have been permitted for permeable parking.  You are just making guesses and know nothing about it.  And I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that Burger Joint didn't even consider it.  So, they can swim in their drainage and parking mess.  And yes, people on anonymous message boards will revel in their despair all day long.   

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FWIW, the ponding issue is something that whoever paid for the parking lot should drum on the contractor about.  Whether it's a permeable surface or not doesn't make much of a difference - poor drainage is poor drainage.

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On 12/6/2019 at 10:13 PM, mollusk said:

FWIW, the ponding issue is something that whoever paid for the parking lot should drum on the contractor about.  Whether it's a permeable surface or not doesn't make much of a difference - poor drainage is poor drainage.

 

You know what else has a permeable surface and exhibits ponding? Ponds.

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On 12/6/2019 at 2:54 PM, s3mh said:

 

I looked this morning.  Yes, there are grates.  No, there aren't 36" pipes leading out of the grates.  Maybe 10" at best.  Someone screwed up big time on the drainage.  Building a parking lot is not hard.  Not at all.  

 

And you have not stated anything substantive about why Burger Joint could not have been permitted for permeable parking.  You are just making guesses and know nothing about it.  And I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that Burger Joint didn't even consider it.  So, they can swim in their drainage and parking mess.  And yes, people on anonymous message boards will revel in their despair all day long.   

Dear, I never stated the BJ could not have permitted for permeable parking. Reading is fundamental.

 

"You are just making guesses and know nothing about it.  And I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that Burger Joint didn't even consider it." Making guesses and knowing nothing about it? Pot meet Kettle. 

 

Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt

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On 12/6/2019 at 2:54 PM, s3mh said:

 

I looked this morning.  Yes, there are grates.  No, there aren't 36" pipes leading out of the grates.  Maybe 10" at best.  Someone screwed up big time on the drainage.  Building a parking lot is not hard.  Not at all.  

 

And you have not stated anything substantive about why Burger Joint could not have been permitted for permeable parking.  You are just making guesses and know nothing about it.  And I would bet a dollar to a doughnut that Burger Joint didn't even consider it.  So, they can swim in their drainage and parking mess.  And yes, people on anonymous message boards will revel in their despair all day long.   

After yesterdays rain the Burger Joints parking lot is as dry as a bone. My condolences. 

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2 hours ago, Purdueenginerd said:

Anyone been to that new BBQ place across from the washington HEB? Saw there was a line out the door this weekend I might check it out. I'm not super into BBQ, but the spot looked interesting. Good location at least. 

 

https://www.truthbbq.com/

 

Haven't been there but word of mouth is that it's outstanding. They don't have prices listed on the website menu, but my understanding is that it's roughly in the same ballpark as other comparable craft 'cue places ($18-23/lb for meats, with brisket at the upper end of that range). 

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5 hours ago, Purdueenginerd said:

Anyone been to that new BBQ place across from the washington HEB? Saw there was a line out the door this weekend I might check it out. I'm not super into BBQ, but the spot looked interesting. Good location at least. 

Exceptional BBQ. It’s the second outpost from its start out in Brenham. I’ve been to both and the Houston location is every bit as good. Truth has been on Texas Monthly’s list for years now and IMO is the best in Houston (haven’t been to corkscrew or Killen’s, which I don’t consider to be Houston). 

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