This photo, looking
northwest northeast from BB’s Cafe catty corner at the intersection of White Oak and Studewood on the western border of the Woodland Heights, shows construction on the former gas station where serial Heights-area restaurant opener Ken Bridge plans to piece together his latest spot, The El Cantina Superior. Bridge, the initiating force behind Lola, the Shepherd Park Draught House, Witchcraft Tavern & Provisions (and Dragon Bowl before that), and the growing Pink’s Pizza chain, hasn’t bothered to get rid of all of the Conoco fixin’s onsite — there’s the canopy angled slightly toward the streetcorner, which is being incorporated into the new building under construction around and under it. And the sign for The El, which has been up on the site well in advance of construction, hoods the gas station logo but still shows the per-gallon pricing slots of the predecessor’s liquid offerings.
- An Update on Upcoming Tex-Mex Restaurants [Eater Houston]
- The El Cantina Superior [Facebook]
Photo: Swamplot inbox
Pretty sure if you looked northwest from BB’s, you’d be looking west of Fitzgeralds… ‘the El’ is northeast of BBs.
Glad I only live a block away.. the parking is getting so tight in the area, I wonder how many spots they will have for customers?
@c.l. Fixed! Thanks!
I think that photo is actually looking Northeast…I’m still interested to see what kind of place this turns out to be. Ken Bridge’s other restaurants are all moderately successful.
Oops…too slow on the uptake. You guys fixed it!
The Cantina title is a bit misleading so I was glad to read on Swamplot that it’s a restaurant as well. I’ll be walking over there too as the parking looks tight. Can’t wait for it to open!
Ooooh, I wonder if the El will be haunted. Either way, I am looking forward to tacos.