Uchi and Sushi Raku architect Michael Hsu is behind these designs for Hunky Dory, the open-air bar and restaurant to be built over the next year in the Heights. Located just about 3 blocks north of the very recently proposed Heights Bier Garden at the old Longhorn Motor Company dealership, the new all-good hangout will also be replacing a used-car lot — Salmex Auto & Trucks at 1819 N. Shepherd, between 18th and 19th St. Alison Cook reports that Hunky Dory — with a courtyard designed around an 85-year-old live oak — is a collaboration among Down House and D&T Drive Inn owner Chris Cusack, former Feast chef Richard Knight, and current Down House chef Benjy Mason.
- Cusack, Knight & Mason unveil Hunky Dory plans [29-95]
- Everything’s Hunky Dory in the Heights with new tavern from restaurant dream team [Culturemap]
- Previously on Swamplot: Drinking, Not Driving: Heights Used-Car Dealership Sold to Beer Gardeners, Feasting on the Leftovers at Feast, The New Old Heights Ice House, Uchi Houston’s Termite Appetizer, Finding the Uchi in the Ruins of a Tex-Mex Empire, Lost Felix, Discovered Sushi: Austin’s Uchi Coming to Montrose, A First Glimpse of Uchi in Houston: Leasing Lower Westheimer Retail by the Piece
Renderings: Hsu Office of Architecture