Thursday, September 5, 2013
Openings and Closings on the Southwest Side
Bansuri Indian Food Corner is currently closed and will be re-opening in Sugar Land. The way I read the announcement on the website, it seems they're going all brick and mortar on us eventually.
A new truck has been parked in Bansuri's long time spot on S. Wilcrest, Yashoda Chat Express, and has a menu posted that is very similar to what Bansuri offered. I haven't caught it open yet.
The Chili Shak, Fondren at S. Braeswood has closed. That is a location that has failed a couple of times now.
Yemeni Cafe, Beechnut at Wilcrest, has closed after only a few months. The restaurant was a long way from where most of the Gulf States expats reside in Houston and drew little attention, I enjoyed a Fattah Lahm and some Yemeni tea there before it closed.
Mo's Knock-out Grill in the Medical Center area has closed. I'm very sorry to see that one go.
Edit to add: Pupusa Baleada Buffet has been open for several months at 7303 Bissonnett @ Lugary, apparently riffing on the success of the Pupusa Buffet restaurants on the SW side. Actually a baleada buffet sounds like a good idea, I much prefer the Honduran over the Salvadoran specialty. I haven't been.