Houston Restaurants Closed Today Due to Tropical Depression Beta
In a progression that evokes memories of tropical storm Allison, tropical storm Beta (now downgraded to a depression) is moving slowly, flooding some parts of Buffalo Bayou and areas south of Houston. Up to now, the hardest hit areas have been in south Houston (and communities south of Houston), but one prediction is that rain will start shifting east.
Out of concern for the safety of guests and employees alike, some Houston restaurant owners are deciding to close for the rest of Tuesday, September 22.
This running list is being updated as more information comes in. Restaurant information can be emailed to us.
Backstreet Cafe, 1103 Shepherd
Batanga, 908 Congress: Owner Brian Fasthoff says the restaurant is closed the rest of the day.
BOH Pizza & Pasta, 609 Travis: Owner and chef Ben McPherson says the stand inside of Bravery Chef Hall is not open today.
Bombay Pizza, 914 Main: This closing was reported by a reader.
Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar
Caracol, 2200 Post Oak
Etoíle Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park
Field & Tides, 705 East 11th: According to a representative, the Heights restaurant is closed today and is reopening tomorrow during regular business hours.
Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer
Ladybirds, 5519 Allen: The bar just off of Washington Avenue is closed today.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons: According to Lennie Ambrose, Chief Marketing Officer for Saint Arnold, “The Saint Arnold Beer Garden is closed today as a precaution to make sure employees don’t get stuck coming in or going home.”
Samurai Noodle, 1801 Durham: Owner Thomas Tang says the restaurant is closed for lunch and he’s waiting to make a judgment call about dinner.
Phaedra Cook has written about Houston’s restaurant and bar scene since 2010. She was a regular contributor to My Table magazine (now closed) and was the lead restaurant critic for the Houston Press for two years, eventually being promoted to food editor. Cook founded Houston Food Finder in November 2016 and has been its editor and publisher ever since.