Going green in a park(ing lot) setting:
|7705 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063 - Suites 200 and 300|
Überrito's Verdant FRESH MEX Signage and Store Front
If the new Überrito is meant to be the replacement of the West Alabama location in Upper Kirby that closed precipitously last year, it will be a hard sell. It's not even in same neighborhood, and none of the rather unique attributes of the previous mission-type building with the well-shaded playground/patio area out front are present here -- at the former Doneraki spot, where the soon-to-open Ueberrito shop shares a nondescript newly-constructed retail-store-type building with Hot Toppings and a certain coffee brewer of chain-fame that dispenses its putatively Italian beverages in paper cups.
The space is also much smaller -- a far cry from über or any kindred superlative, foreign or domestic -- and it sits on the perimeter of a big drab parking lot with no redeeming qualities, but plenty of visual blight. Not a tree in sight, or a potted agave for that matter. Many of the workers at the W. Alabama location have no doubt found jobs at other restaurants during the hiatus. So, the continuity in what was originally billed as a "relocation" will have to be centered on the name and the fare, - or the freshened-up version thereof, as promised by the green double suffix added to the über-moniker and. and to the green-dominant bi-directional store signage.
FORGET ABOUT VOLKSWAGEN AND FAHRVERGNÜGENFRISCHE FISCHE FÜR ALLE
And should a Fresh-Mex Tex-Mex fan be up to a teutonic tongue twister after a palate-pleasing alliteration taco, there could be a recitation challenge. With a pint of free pico de papagayo as a reward for mastery.
For starters, a classic one: Frische Fische fischt des Fischers Fritze. Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische. (Witness a failed attempt here). That's at least own step up from achieving competency telling tales of Fahrvergnügen to those devoid of any experience taking to the Gulf Coast version of an Autobahn in the cockpit of a Volkswagen. The Jägermeister crowd may find the game amusing.
|The trifecta in Doneraki's wake from West to East: Über-fresh Mex, Hot Tops, and Mermaid Frappuccino|
UEBERRITO IS LOOKING FOR FRESH STAFF, AND SO ARE OTHERS
Help-wanted postings have been a regular feature at neighborhood eateries, suggesting a scarcity of food service workers, or at least quite a bit of mobility in this segment of the local workforce.
A SMATTERING OF HIRING MISSIVES
FROM THE LAST FEW MONTHS
(Montrose and Upper Kirby)