Yes, that’s the former Southwest Muffler and Brake building at the corner of Heights Blvd. and Washington Ave., under new design management. At last, reports a reader, there’s a sign out front indicating the impending opening of Phil’s Texas Barbecue. And in such a tiny little 7,000-sq.-ft. building!
Our reader comments:
While I welcome the addition to the Washington corridor, this place violates Rule No. 1 of successful eatery: a restaurant that spends too much money on looks spends not enough on food. Consider me a hopeful skeptic.
And you haven’t even seen the landscaping yet! Construction has been ongoing since last September. When will those ribs be ready?
An earlier view of that front patio:
And of the building as it was:
- Phil’s Texas Barbecue
- Phil’s Texas Barbecue [Twitter]
- Previously on Swamplot: Openings and Closings: That Flood of New Establishments