Has any former Wendy’s drive-thru — or really, any fast-food joint anywhere — ever had such an illustrious culinary afterlife as the one that once stood at 2300 Westheimer, halfway between Kirby and Shepherd? The standalone burger stand never left us — it just went upscale, time and time again: To Torcello’s. To Armando’s. To Dish. To Two Chefs Bistro. To Beso. To Palazzo’s Trattoria. To 60 Degrees Mastercrafted. (Did we miss any?) To the Harwood Grill.
Then there was the time last year when it was supposed to go Berryhill. But that was not to be.
Instead, this extremely mutable property is now on its way to becoming a champagne-themed restaurant called a’Bouzy (pronounced as you’d expect).
The first a’Bouzy signage went up yesterday, reports a reader, who also notes that the new restaurant won’t have a door facing Dickey Pl., as its predecessor did:
In back, a few paint samples foretell the color scheme of the completed renovation:
The brick will be painted too.
- New champagne-centric restaurant a’Bouzy coming to River Oaks [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Westheimer Wendy’s Long Journey to a $200 Burger; A 60 Degree Turnaround on Westheimer; Upper Kirby Ranch-to-Table Restaurant Lets You In on Permit-to-Sign Renovation Process
Photos: Ari Gonzalez