In other Montrose Tex-Mex news, MyTable reports that the building on the corner of Westheimer and Grant that for 60 years housed Felix Mexican Restaurant is likely toast. Famous white-guy sushi chef Tyson Cole and the owners of his standout Austin restaurant, Uchi, have bought the building and are planning a new restaurant in that location. The structure will “probably be torn down,” MyTable reports. Both Uchi on South Lamar and Cole’s about-to-open restaurant on North Lamar, called Uchiko, were designed by Austin’s Michael Hsu Design Office. Hsu’s best-known work in Houston: Sushi Raku in Midtown.
Late Update: Not so fast with the Felix building obits, please.
- Heard on the Street [My Table SideDish]
- Tyson Cole [Uchi]
- Brett Anderson on Sushi’s Great White Hope [Oxford American]
- Uchiko on the horizon [Austin360]
- Previously on Swamplot: Goodbye, Felix, A Look at the New Midtown Restaurant in the Mix
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