A few pix from around town, in our occasional photo feature: First, a reader sends in this view of the curious paint job now in progress on the original Ruggles Grill on Lower Westheimer.
Next, we discover the just-opened new home of I-10 refugee Las Alamedas, on the simulated Main Street of Katy’s LaCenterra shopping center in Cinco Ranch:
And graffiti stalker David Elizondo captures this mosquito landing spot across the street from Ruggles, on the former Felix Mexican Restaurant . . . as it waits to go sushi:
The mosquito artist: Garro. Last we checked, the building on the corner of Westheimer and Grant had been identified as the Houston landing site of Austin sushi favorite Uchi. Elizondo’s new book on Houston street art, Stay Up, features photos of the handiwork of 9 local graffiti and wheatpaste craftspersons, and debuts tomorrow at a signing party tomorrow night at War’Hous.
- New Book Stay Up Documents Houston Street Art [Art Attack]
- Stay Up by David Elizondo: An Interview with the Author [The Loop Scoop]
- Previously on Swamplot: Montrose Uchi To Be an Uchi; No Plans To Crush Felix, Lost Felix, Discovered Sushi: Austin’s Uchi Coming to Montrose, Where the Freeway Met the Bayou: The Last Days of Las Alamedas, Las Alamedas: Landlord Wants More, Las Alamedas Lease Lapsed?
Photos: Swamplot inbox (Ruggles); Aaron Carpenter (Las Alamedas); David Elizondo (Garro mosquito)
I live near this Ruggles, they had just repainted this building from blue to the now Halloween colors. I am surprised that they are painting it again. Someone must have complained about how ugly the new colors were.
Ugly or not, I love Ruggles :)
The painting on ruggles is horrendous. I don’t know what they are doing with The Grill. And this is suppose to be their fine-dining establishment!?!!! They should just tear it down and replace it with a Ruggles Green like CityCentre