Are We There Yet? Restaurants We're Excited About for 2013

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Witchcraft and Crisp are two of a slew of new restaurants bringing even more craft beer to the Heights.
Crafts & Drafts

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.

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SOON.
East End Eating

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."


Location Info

Ruggles - CLOSED

903 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Original OKRA Charity Saloon

924 Congress St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Burger Guys - CLOSED

706 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Batanga

908 Congress Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Eatsie Boys

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pi Pizza Truck

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bernie's Burger Bus

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Modular

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Pass

807 Taft St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Witchcraft Tavern and Provision Co.

1221 W. 11th St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Crisp Wine Bar & Eatery

2220 Bevis St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Moon Tower Inn

3004 Canal, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Coppa Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

5555 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Liberty Kitchen

1050 Studewood St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

4224 San Felipe St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Facundo Cafe - CLOSED

3103 Ella, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Zimm's Little Deck - CLOSED

601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Nabi - CLOSED

1517 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

MF Sushi - CLOSED

5887 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Mary Nguyen Matte
Mary Nguyen Matte

Volare Original Pizzeria - DeWayne Logan (GM) and Ara Malekian

Maureen Demar Hall
Maureen Demar Hall

I got a preview of BAC after the Andy Erickson dinner, it's going to be tons of fun!

Mon Ica
Mon Ica

I can't wait for Moontower to reopen!

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