Rebrandings & Retoolings

Montrose Mexican Restaurant Expands Into Now-Closed Max’s Wine Dive Space

POSTED: September 2, 2022 AT 11:05 am   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

Cuchara, the Mexico City-themed restaurant at 214 Fairview in Montrose, is about to get a lot bigger. Owner Ana Beaven says she and partner Charlie McDaniel have bought out Lasco Enterprises lease of the Max’s Wine Dive next door. According to Beaven, the deal was finalized on Wednesday, August 31.  That, of course, means the […]

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Backstreet Cafe Closed for Repairs Until February 2022

POSTED: January 11, 2022 AT 10:31 am   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Closings

Update: Backstreet Cafe has since reopened. If you’re thinking of heading to Backstreet Cafe for lunch, brunch or dinner, think again — until February, anyway. The restaurant, located in a venerable two-story home built in the 1920s at 1103 South Shepherd, is closed for the month while some much-needed repairs are performed. The restaurant temporarily […]

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After 22 Years, Bistro Provence in Memorial is Getting a Refreshed Look & a New Name

POSTED: August 12, 2020 AT 4:20 pm   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Closings

Saturday, August 22 is the last day for diners to bid adieu to Bistro Provence at 13616 Memorial. It opened in September 1998 and for 22 years has been a comfortable, steadfast source of approachable French fare and top-notch wine. This September, owner Genevieve Guy is debuting Bistro 555 in its place. Guy is making […]

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Liberty Kitchen Locations in Memorial and River Oaks Are Getting a New Owner

POSTED: August 7, 2020 AT 3:34 pm   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings

Two of the three remaining Liberty Kitchen locations are about to have a new owner. The Houston-based group behind Star Cinema Grill and State Fare Kitchen & Bar, Culinary Khancepts, is purchasing and reopening both — they have been closed for several weeks. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette in River Oaks at 4224 San Felipe is […]

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