The waterfront pedestrian-friendly complex in The Woodlands named for the famous recluse has signed another place to eat some grub: Whiskey Cake. The rendering above shows the Restaurant Row, part of the 66-acre spread on Lake Woodlands, which is also planned to include office buildings, apartments, entertainment venues, a hotel, grocery store, and other retail. Community Impact News reports that this row could house as many as 6 restaurants; by 2015, Whiskey Cake will occupy about 8,000 sq. ft. here, joining Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex and Tequila, which is slated to open first sometime next year.
- From-Scratch-Only Slow-Cooking [Whiskey Cake]
- Whiskey Cake to open restaurant in Hughes Landing [Community Impact News]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Woodlands Landing Huge New Pedestrian Complex
Rendering: via Facebook
I’m intrigued by the fact that we have so many Houstonians who dismiss the virtues of urban density, and yet we have so many of these master-planned suburbs that are attempting to capture the essence of that very same thing. We say there’s no demand for it and it’s a waste of our time to encourage residential and mixed-use development downtown, but then we have this, and we have the Uptown/Galleria area that is going that direction, and even Sugarland built itself an old-fashioned style city square. It’s one of those weird Texas/conservative things, I guess. We want it, we just don’t want the government to say we want it or to fashion policies around it.
Great addition to The Woodlands. Can’t wait to enjoy the new restaurants.