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

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Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Athletic Club
Makeovers in Montrose

Two promising but underperforming spaces in Montrose are set to have strong new tenants from proven showrunners -- just what the area needs to continue dominating the rest of the city when it comes to the biggest and brightest new restaurants. Brooklyn Athletic Club plans to use the underused bocce ball court and welcoming outdoor space when it opens inside the former Zimm's Little Deck on Richmond. "It's like a country club where everyone is a member, minus the pretension, or an icehouse spun on its side and made more upscale," owner Shepard Ross -- a partner in Glass Wall and BRC Gastropub -- told CultureMap's Sarah Rufca.

And in the old Nabi space, Pistolero's will be moving in soon. According to Eater Houston editor Eric Sandler, Pistolero's will offer "a menu of Latin and Mexican flavors that will delight and pair well with tequila and lime." It's owner is Shawn Bermudez, who also runs the popular Boondocks and Royal Oak bars just down the street and who is a partner in the equally popular Koagie Hots food truck.

Serious Sushi

MF Sushi, Houston's newest upscale sushi restaurant, could very well shake things up on the serious sushi scene. Chef Chris Kinjo operated MF Buckhead in Atlanta to much critical acclaim before moving to Houston this year. MF Sushi, located next door to Nazar's at Westheimer and Fountainview, is billing itself as "sushi tapas and lounge" and an "elite escape." And although the menu section of its Web site is still under construction, MF Izakaya says that it plans to offer "flown-in Japanese fish to almost-unattainable sake."

Kinjo told Eater Houston in a long but worth-reading interview: "Every cut of fish, when I make sashimi, it's, literally, everything's aligned. It's like an architectural drawing. When I move, I'm thinking 10 steps ahead. It's a flow. I don't pause when I work. My head doesn't move. It's just my hands and my body. It's speed and accuracy. Trying to perfect everything."

Watch out Uchi. MF Sushi is gunning for you.



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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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