Is there an Onion Creek magnet effect? Reader Mary Ellen Arbuckle notes a second location of stylized Midtown Mexican-food joint Tacos A Go-Go will be shimmying into this strip-center spot at 2912 White Oak, just a few doors down from the Onion Creek Coffee House. The location is the former home of the International Ballet of Houston; there’s a TABC application notice up in one of the windows. Also scheduled to move in nearby, closer to the Onion Creek vortex: Christian’s Tailgate.
Meanwhile, half a mile west of the Heights’ western border, owner Ricky Craig has leased the former home of Mi Cocina Victor’s Cafe at 1133 W. 19th St., where he plans to open a second non-mobile location of tiny Downtown burger joint Hubcap Grill:
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Craig plans to convert the drive up stand — just around the corner from Onion Creek owner Gary Mosley’s Cedar Creek restaurant — to a diet of beef patties and “classic Texas rock” bands on weekends in a backyard beer garden. On Twitter, Craig’s been eliciting sympathy from a few Hubcap fans by complaining that “some peeps in the heights” have been trying to prevent his new location from opening. “I’m not Walmart,” he writes. “Geez.” If Swamplot hears any reports of objections to the Hubcap Grill burger invasion from the location’s actual neighbors in Shady Acres, we’ll will be sure to let you know.
Photos: Mary Ellen Arbuckle (tacos) and Candace Garcia (burgers)