Do you remember the MuffinMan? Or maybe you’ve been trying hard to forget it? Well, the home of “the greatest penis shaped muffin restaurant Houston [ever?] had” — aka the yellow 1940 American foursquare at 2310 Converse St. just north of Fairview — is now in foreclosure and was listed for sale last week. Sadly, the listing photos show almost no signs of those few whirlwind months in the fall of 2010 when would-be restaurateur Jason Perry operated a notable Montrose after-hours spot on the premises — without bothering to obtain any of the necessary city or state permits. No signs, that is, except for that painted “Muffin Man” insignia still emblazoned on the front of the home’s upper story.
But that appears to be it, really. The large front-yard sign neighbors complained about, which proudly declared that “a four inch muffin is better than an eight inch cock,” is gone from the front yard, as is, we hope, the dead-fish smell that once permeated the parking lot in back.
The 3-bedroom, 1-and-2-half-bath home, which was turned into a duplex before it became a restaurant, “could be restored to its once former glory,” the listing agent declares. (He’s likely referring to a time before Perry’s tenure.) Asking price for the 1,860-sq.-ft. home on a 6,182-sq.-ft. East Montrose lot: $209,900.