STILL-OPEN NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
In the current edition of the weekly Opening & Closings round-up, The Houston Press joins the chorus bemoaning the demise of Mission Burrito's original outpost on West Alabama, but delights its readership with the revelation that the over-sized burrito experience may now be had at 1609 Durham: Ueberrito has good news and bad news - Fri Sep. 11, 2015.
Awesome news indeed. What would we do without the Houston Press? The just-discovered burrito joint on Durham also dates back to Mission Burrito times, and has raked up a smorgasbord of reviews on Google over the course of four years, both good and bad. Yelp sports 53 reviews, with the best-aged comments dating back to 2007 and 2008. The Yelp page is still under Mission Burritos, rather than the new moniker. Perhaps that's why they had been flying under the radar, meriting special recognition by the Openings & Closings Department upon eventual discovery. And with the original mission on W. Alabama gone, the Durham location now commands slot two on the locations page of the mini-chain's own website. Who is going to say that's not newsworthy!? It shows that the Ueberrito web team is on the ball, unlike some operations that have folded, with websites still serving up dinner options no longer to be had.
But there is more.
More good news for the dedicated team over at the Houston Press that covers the Houston restaurant scene: The supply of other restaurants that are likewise eligible to have their current status reported as "still serving" is vast.
To round them all up, of course, is a task of monumental proportions. So why leave it to the Houston Press?
Lets start with Mission Burrito's Upper Kirby neighbors and see which ones have not -- or not yet -- gone South.
FOOD AND DRINK ON WEST ALABAMA
GOING WEST FROM S. SHEPHERD
GOING WEST FROM S. SHEPHERD
|Maiko Bar and Bistro|
2946 South Shepherd Drive Houston, TX 77098
|W. Alabama red street signage|
|bollo woodfired grill|
Bollo Woodfired Pizza 2202 W Alabama St Houston, TX 77098
(opened in 2015)
|The Owl Bar (now open - July 2015 per-opening pic)|
|West Alabama at Revere - Tenant sign|
|The Path of Tea and Field of Greens|
2340 and 2320 W Alabama St Houston, TX 77098
|Whole Food Market on West Alabama at Kirby Drive|
|Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar|
2405 W Alabama St Houston, TX 77098
|W Alabama at Revere - Fleming's Steakhouse|
|beckrew wine house|
|Aka Sushi House - Upper Kirby Location|
|2390 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098|
|Whole Foods Market 2955 Kirby Dr Houston, TX 77098|
(View from W. Alabama looking North)
|Centre at River Oaks: |
beckrew wine house and Salt Air Seafood Kitchen are new
|ULTA - The Centre at River Oaks - Salt Air Restaurant (opened in 2015)|
|Texas Children's Pediatrics Pediatric Medical Group & Salt Air|
West Alabama St. at Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77098
|W Alabama Street - UPPER KIRBY signage with flag|
|Petite Sweets Store at 2700 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098|
with 2727 Kirby Condo Tower behind it
|Patio seating with pink chairs|