This doesn’t sound so much like a deli now, does it? How long ’til they start calling this part of Shepherd The Gastrow?
A little birdie points Swamplot to more info about plans for the former Cue & Cushion pool hall, hiding on the uh . . . secret Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau website:
510 Shepherd, designed by award-winning hospitality designer Joel Mozersky, will be a unique neighborhood restaurant concept reminiscent of a traditional London gastro pub, yet modernized in design and updated to take into account American tastes.
The menu will change seasonally. Emphasis will be on local organic meat and produce, locally-sourced fish and seafood, and an extensive cured meat and charcuterie program. A friendly, inviting bar will feature hard to find, value priced wines in the $15-$40 per bottle range, import beers and microbrews and signature cocktails, including housemade vodka and rum infusions. Bar menu will also feature local distillers, small batch bourbons, single malt scotches, true French-style absinthe and innovative classic cocktails.
Partners are Chef David Grossman, Culinary Institute of America graduate and formerly with Gravitas and Reef in Houston, Oceana, Gotham Bar & Grill and Daniel in New York, Alinea in Chicago, La Folie in San Francisco and The French Laundry in Napa, along with Augustine Bui, owner-operator of Bond in Houston and partner of Vessel in San Francisco and Heat Sushi in Chicago.