A Westheimer Wendy’s Long Journey to a $200 Burger

A WESTHEIMER WENDY’S LONG JOURNEY TO A $200 BURGER Construction of 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, 2300 Westheimer Rd., Upper Kirby, HoustonTracing the culinary histories of several switched Houston hotspots, Marene Gustin catalogs successive scenery changes at 2300 Westheimer in Upper Kirby: “And take the new 60 Degrees Mastercrafted on Westheimer Road. The former home of John Moore’s Palazzos Trattoria, this building goes way back. Originally built as a fast food drive through, when I first came to Houston it was Armandos, then something I vaguely remember called Dish either before or after it was an outside the Loop version of Two Chefs Bistro, which had wonderful angels on horseback, a hot appetizer of baked oysters wrapped in bacon by chef Andreas Zierau. Then for a long time it was Arturo Boada’s Beso before becoming Palazzos. And now 60 Degrees Mastercrafted, yet another new restaurant I haven’t gotten to yet. New restaurants opening in Houston in the final months of 2013 have been as numerous as bluebonnets sprouting in springtime.” [Culturemap] Photo: 60 Degrees Mastercrafted

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  • Made it to an early soft opening … 60 Degrees Mastercrafted will have a great run here.

  • His other restaurants did not get good reviews, the places seemed generally overrated. Just because a restaurant is only one (not a chain) and charges premium prices, does not mean the food is any good or special.

  • Mirko Predosin, the former owner of Michelangelo’s from Venice, had the Wendy’s torn down and built Torcello, which he named after an island in the Venetian lagoon. (In fact, the long part the restaurant perpendicular to Westheimer was designed after the interior of a church on the island, the oldest church in Venice proper.) He was having trouble keeping such a large restaurant full, so he let Armando lease a space inside it. Eventually Armando took over and gutted the place.