Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cherry-picker spotting in Montrose: Jimmy Chew hoisted for restaurant launch


A street-side sign is going up ... top spot, no less ... which is good, since the one on the facade of the former poscol haunt is so well hidden behind the newly built patio enclosure that you would have to be inside it to fully appreciate its utter uselessness. Its uselessness in showing the way to the new Asian kitchen on Lower Westheimer for its opening, grand or soft. That said, the original storefront Jimmy Chew logo was a good bet for the best-concealed-restaurant-and-bar-sign awards (along with Love Buzz, until recently), and the lettering is pleasingly stylish and colorful enough to handily outdo competitors. That includes the signs of its neighbors in the strip center and on the totem pole. Not to mention that the name almost qualifies as an ear-pleasing alliteration, -- in English phonics anyhow. On par with also-ethnic chimichanga. Not to mention consonant.

1609 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Jimmy Chew coming to a strip male near You 
And since we already stopping over on the rags-to-no-riches stretch of Lower Westheimer,
let's have a look around and see what's new among and about the gently-used recycled garments shops. The street art is imaginative, and always a-changing.

Left My Love in San Francisco Mural 
Latest edition of wall art at Lo-Fi 
1620 - 1618 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 BUFFALO EXCHANGE
Across the Street: Buffalo Exchange 
1620 - 1618 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 BUFFALO EXCHANGE
Lower Westheimer at Kuester Street - Buffalo Exchange used clothes store 
Jimmy Chew signage arrival

1637 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 Sidewall mural at Merchant and Market 1637 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Sidewall mural at Merchant and Market 1637 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 

"Fly" mural at Merchant and Market Store on Lower Westheimer
Sidewalk view of Merchant and Market Store - 1637 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006  

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