Openings & Closings: Wie Sagt Man "Remodeling" auf Deutsch?

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Old Heidelberg: Remodeling, but not closed.
Earlier this week, we received an email from a concerned customer of Old Heidelberg: "I recently relocated back to Houston from Dallas. One place I have fond memories of is called The Heidelberg on Fountain View. I drove passed it recently and it appeared to be closed or under remodeling. Can you send out your food sleuths to see what's up with the Heidelberg?"

Indeed, on B4-U-Eat's website, the restaurant was listed as "closed." But a quick call to Old Heidelberg cleared up why: The restaurant is closed for remodeling "for the next month or so." Given the City of Houston's propensity to stall both remodels and openings, though, we're guessing that month could stretch on... In the meantime, there's always Rudi Lechner's and King's Biergarten.

Speaking of Pearland, B4-U-Eat reports that The Pie Garden -- which was supposed to be the town's answer to its own House of Pies -- has closed. Attempts to reach The Pie Garden failed; the numbers listed for the restaurant have been disconnected. It's okay, Pearland; you've still got Thanh Phuong, and its crème brûlée is better than any pie.

Also down for the count is Judge Roy Bean's Coffee Saloon in Galveston. According to its website, however, the closure -- like Old Heidelberg's -- is only temporary while it remodels its space.

In better news, Shepherd Park Draught House is open for business in the old Octane spot on N. Shepherd. Its Facebook page lists a substantial food menu in addition to craft brews like Karbach, Southern Star and No Label and even Houston's own, brand-new hard cider from Leprechaun. Brunch will be served on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes an intriguing "sake bloody mary" in its offerings.

Three popular places are moving this month, according to Eater Houston: French Riviera Bakery, Crawfish & Noodles and Chatkhara Grill. Kudos to the other two, but count me as sad to lose the charming little bakery that always felt like taking a temporary vacation away from Houston. Don't change too much, French Riviera...

In addition to Michael's Cookie Jar cookies and flaky treats from Oh My! Pocket Pies (and, of course, food trucks at lunch), Inversion will now be offering food from another local favorite: La Mexicana. La Mex's famous breakfast tacos will be for sale at the coffee shop starting this weekend.



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in da hood
in da hood

From a fairly reliable source, I've heard that Old Heidleburg is being transformed into a Middle Eastern kebab type place....and as far as I'm concerned that place went downhill once AnneMarie left 10 years ago....the place has been run by gypsies and the food hasn't been good at all since the real German die Mama has been behind the burners...

Eric S
Eric S

Also, Old Heidelberg may be "remodeling" but it won't be Old Heidelberg once the process is complete. I drove past it after dark earlier this week and couldn't read the sign too well, but I think it's becoming some sort of sandwich shop. Great for all the office workers in the area; bad for German food fans.

Guest
Guest

Heidelberg ist geschlossen. NICHT!

Corey
Corey

sic, nicht so gut.. Whoops..

Corey
Corey

Das ist nicht so guy, das tut mir leid mein freunds.. Best goulash in town.. Bummer..

JayC
JayC

I think La Mia on Memorial has closed.  Its been dark with no cars in the parking lot when I drive by after work and no cars this morning.

Philanderingnellie
Philanderingnellie

The owner has been an Iranian guy since AnneMarie sold to him about 10 years ago, so no surprise here. Finally, he's going with his strength? Hope so. Karim hasn't a clue how German food should taste.

Steve
Steve

I saw anew banner up there yesterday.  I think its a middle eastern grill and bar.

Corey
Corey

Es schmect gut, mein freund.. Good enough for Houston, I don't expect Austrian quality in Texas..

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

Aw, jeez. I just tried to go there last Sunday and they were closed; figured I'd just picked an off day.

JayC
JayC

There is a new banner covering the old billboard. It is Fartoush(sp?) Mediterranean Cuisine.

Deutschpolizei
Deutschpolizei

Dudes! Past participle goes at the very END of the sentence. E.g., "Ich habe bei Rudi Lechner am Mittwoch gegessen." and

"Wen jemand schniztnel oder wurst gewilst, dann Lechner's am besten ist."

Eric S
Eric S

ich habe bei Rudi Lechner gegessen am Mittwoch. Es geschmeckt. Wenn jemand schnitzel oder wurst gewllst, dann Lechner's ist am besten.

(done from memory without Google translate, so entirely possible I screwed that up, tschuss!)

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