Are We There Yet? Restaurants We're Excited About for 2013
Crafts & Drafts
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Witchcraft and Crisp are two of a slew of new restaurants bringing even more craft beer to the Heights.
Between not-so-newcomers Premium Draught, Cottonwood and Oak Forest Chill, even-newer-newcomers Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co. and Crisp Wine Bar & Eatery are making the Greater Heights a hotspot for craft beer lovers.
Both Witchcraft and Crisp only opened this month, but I'm already excited to see if the two restaurants/bars keep up the quality that's already apparent at each establishment. The owners of both places are well-established Houston restaurateurs in their own right, however, so I expect both to be welcome additions to the area.
East End Eating
Photo by Troy Fields SOON.
After many months of patient waiting, hot doggery Moon Tower Inn expects to reopen in 2013 after initially closing for a three-month remodel in October 2011. In keeping with its infamous "shut up and wait" attitude towards anyone expecting fast food, Moon Tower posted on its Facebook page in November:
3 days! 3 months! 3 years! who gives a shit!?! we'll be back open as soon as she's perfect and not a second before. you obviously don't have anywhere to be, or you wouldn't still be here. just SHUT UP AND WAIT.
But a grand reopening isn't all that owners Brandon Young and Evan Shannon have planned for their East End home. The pair have also been hard at work opening two additional projects: The Gift Horse Lounge and The Slice and Foam Co..
"The lounge will be a small neighborhood bar with good drinks and great prices," says Young of The Gift Horse, "as well as the best jukebox in H-town." And nearby, the pizzas at The Slice and Foam will come in two sizes only.
"The Slice and Foam Co. will be big New York-style slices as well as extra large pies only," says Young. "Carry out or dine in (for now). We'll also have some taps and a shit pile of cans -- all, of course, good beer -- as well as a stage for some local shows and maybe even some surprise guests passing through."
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