Each Friday, Gastronaut rounds up the most notable opening and closing of the week.
As noted in the past, one of our favorite reasons to visit CityCentre is to get macarons at Sweet Houston. Apparently, we aren't alone: the little dessert shop has now opened a second location (of sorts) for inner city fans at 2001 Commerce St. Its new EaDo locale is called Tout Suite and—as with its sister shop—serves an assortment of pastries and coffee, the beans for which come from local roaster Greenway.
Unlike Sweet Houston, however, there's more to Tout Suite than just desserts: look for savory items, too, such as a weekend brunch plate of Vietnamese steak and eggs using 44 Farms Angus beef. At lunch, you'll also find items like a three-cheese grilled cheese sandwich made with Houston Dairymaids selections as well as lighter options like Caeasar and caprese salads. Tout Suite is open at 7 a.m. on the weekdays for breakfast, 10 a.m. on the weekends, and open until midnight every night of the week.
Meanwhile, the most noteworthy closure of the week was the widely-covered fire at Pappas Bar-B-Q on Little York just off the Eastex Freeway. The barbecue restaurant burned down overnight this past Sunday, and though no one was injured the Houston Fire Department has yet to discover the cause of the fire. Pappas Bar-B-Q released several statements regarding the fire on Twitter, including these two:
We are working to relocate ALL our Little York employees to other locations. Thank you to the Houston Fire Department.— Pappas Bar-B-Q (@PappasBarBQ) September 7, 2014
We want to thank The Houston Fire Department for their bravery. We are thankful all employees and firefighters are safe @houstontxdotgov— Pappas Bar-B-Q (@PappasBarBQ) September 7, 2014