Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New (and renamed) on Richmond Ave in Montrose

THE PIT ROOM BARBECUE JOINT 
The Pit Room pays homage to history by
retaining original architectural features of the structure.

THE RED DOG PIZZA JOINT


 COMING SOON: CANE ROSSO MONTROSE 
Cane Rosso Richmond Ave at Yoakum Blvd
THE PATIO A/K/A WATERING HOLE 
 (Jackson's Watering Hole) 

THE LUCKY BURGER REPLACEMENT 
Oui Banh Mi - Vietnamese sandwich shop with drive-by pick-up
in former corner location of Lucky Burger at Mandell 

Richmond Ave at Mandell - Oui Banh Mi
Oui, where there is smoke, there must be food 
OUI BANH MI 


A TEXAS SHRIMP SHACK 
(Texanized Maria Selma Mexican Restaurant) 

TEXAS SHRIMP SHACK previously MARIA SELMA next to REV-EL-RY, which is now also serving lunch. 
A BIG AND BOXY TEXAS STORAGE 
NEARING COMPLETION 
near Woodhead


 Big Tex Storage filling the former Shell filling station and parking lot, and adjoining parcel that used to feature and old house.


NOT NEW, BUT OPEN AGAIN AFTER SMOKE AND FIRE: 
LA TAPATIA 

La Tapatia open again after the fire 





Sunday, September 25, 2016

Abandoned MHMRA Building in Midtown re-muralized in many styles and street art genres over the weekend


 New street art on former MHMRA Building in Midtown
Also see prior post on --> Demuralization of the Fonteno Building



After de-muralization, re-muralization, rather than demolition
Midtown has a new open air gallery facing in all directions: Main Street, Fannin, Tuam, and Drew 



















Al Caliente News: Farnham Diner Gets a New Coat

UPDATE: Also see more recent post on -->  New restaurants on South Shepherd and nearby.


The 59 Diner on the S Shepherd to Greenbriar curve, located between Star Pizza and the newish Halal Guys, is getting a make-over in preparation for a new future as a Mexican Restaurant. Sep. 24, 2016 photo above: Natural stone work under way al caliente

More than just breakfast 
  AL CALIENTE  coming at 3801 Farnham Houston, TX 77098
The parking lot was resurfaced earlier in the year, and has been serving as overflow parking for the Halal Guys 
Meanwhile, across the street, the former Le Peep space remains vacant, but a seasonal Halloween costume shop has hung its banner.



BELOW: 59 DINER RETROSPECTIVE 


Storefront view of 59 Diner on Farnham from 2011 
The checkered small tile skirt is now gone: 3801 Farnham Houston, TX 77098 in Diner days
(March 2016 photo after closure) 
EAT HERE: 59 Diner in trademark retro look and exhortatory pole signage in January 2015 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Who was Jesse Owens?

Breakfast Klub Muralism in Midtown - Obama on the Wall, Redone, Jesse Owens, Remembered

Obama profiled in black & white

Obama mural in Midtown - W. Alabama Street (2016 version)
The current iteration of  the Midtown Obama mural: 
Smiling thinker, profile view  
Also see --> earlier version of Obama mural (with child) 


Jesse Owens tribute: Jesse who?

Breakfast Klub Mural on south-facing wall (Sep 2016)
Breakfast Klub Mural on south-facing wall (Sep 2016 photo)

Who was Jesse Owens? 
See wikipedia entry for Jesse Owens; photos here
The Breakfast Klub parking lot on Alabama Street at Travis St
Breakfast Klub parking lot - Alabama at Travis St. / Spur / access to US 59 South ahead

Jesse Owens mural at the Breakfast Klub (July 2015 photo)
Jesse Owens mural at the Breakfast Klub (July 2015 photo)

See Video featuring historic footage, artist Reginald Adams, pupils involved in the Jesse Owens project, and unveiling of mural here 

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos
thumbnails of blog post pics Summer 2015

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics
2015 Jan-Feb Pics Posted