Ample time is spent around here talking about new bar and restaurant openings, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a special place in our heart for those that have gone too soon. And so we bid adieu to all of the spots that kicked the bucket in 2014. RIP.
Washington Coppa, we’re really sad to see you go. But we’re also pretty okay with it. That’s because we can still get our fill of Italian eats at your sister resto in Rice Village, which has pretty much the same menu and is alive and kicking.
Crappito’s Cucino Italiana
Highland Village Honestly, we have no idea how a place named Crappito’s even lasted 19 years. Must have been something in the gravy.
Montrose It was a mighty fine 15 years, Dirk’s. A mighty fine 15 years.
Midtown This was really the only Midtown restaurant that was acceptable for your parents. At the same time, it was the kind of place where you could dare your friend to drink an entire beer tower in 20 minutes if the Bears lost. Goodbye, Blackfinn.
Lazybrook/Timbergrove You may be wondering where your dog is supposed to drink now. We’ve got you covered.
Chopping Block Gourmet Burgers
Washington Looks like this burger spot was destined to be on the... chopping block.
El Gran Malo
Heights What sucks for the people of the Heights is pretty fantastic for the people of Downtown. Adios, El Gran Malo. Hola, El Big Bad!
Fish & The Knife
West Houston Raise your hand if you saw the closing/ “reimaging” of this part restaurant, part nightclub coming. Okay, you can all put your hands down now.
Goro & Gun
Downtown Perhaps it was bad karma for naming chicken wings after dead rappers. Either way, this spot was awesome, but the owners’ new concept, Moving Sidewalk (that sexy bar pictured above), is equally as cool. We do miss those Biggie wings, though.
Upper Kirby This seasonal kitchen from the uber-talented chef Randy Evans may be closed, but he’s been consulting for JCI Grill and has been rumored to have a fried chicken joint on the horizons – so there’s always that.
Hubbell & Hudson
The Woodlands Okay, okay. So only the market part of this Woodlands landmark closed, but they had a reaaaallllyyyy good sandwich bar.
The League Brewpub
Downtown That’ll happen when you get evicted for playing naked Twister.
Washington This Mexican spot had tequila ON TAP. And for that, they will never be forgotten.
And here're some other places we'll miss...
1252 Tapas Bar Ace Chinese Restaurant Addix Barringer Bar & Lounge Blue Moose Lodge Boom Boom Room Boulevard Coffee Brian O’Neill’s Brio Tuscan Grill Capriotti's Sandwich Shop CHA Champagne & Wine Bar City Oven Crawfish 4 You Crescent City Beignets Daily River Cafe Downing Street Pub Eighteenth Cocktail Bar Gabby’s BBQ Georgia’s Market Downtown Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar El Gallo Rojo El Tiempo Jarro Cafe Hendrick’s Pub Hinze’s Bar-B-Que Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese Listos Restaurant Macondo Latin Bistro Mo Mong Mozelle’s Cajun Seafood Market Mugsy’s Sale-Sucre Sandy Witch Sandwich Company Shark Bar Strack Farms Restaurant Tandoory Taco The Tasting Room Thai Sticks Trenza The Usual Van Loc Viva Itacate
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