In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: Nov. 14-20

Third and seventh locations for some local favorites

By Katharine Shilcutt November 14, 2014

We'll miss your twisted tacos, Tandoory Taco.

Image: Robb Walsh

Each Friday, Gastronaut rounds up the most notable openings and closings of the week.

Earlier this week, we told you about the closing of a beloved bar, The Boneyard Drinkery, which is being forced to shut down after its landlord sold the property. Today's disappointing news comes from up north, where Tandoory Taco is on the verge of closing its doors in The Woodlands. As first reported by the Houston Chronicle, the Desi-Tex restaurant has decided to concentrate its efforts on its Dallas location after closing its Houstonia location on Sunday, November 9.

Robb Walsh was a fan of the tandoori tacos at Tandoory, praising its creative and colorful cuisine. The restaurant also earned itself a spot on our list of the best restaurants in The Woodlands, though Eater Houston reports that another Indian joint will be taking over where Tandoory is leaving off. The third location of Hyderabad House will be opening soon, specializing in an underrepresented style of Indian cuisine in Houston: Hyderabadi, which focuses on biryani dishes and tropical ingredients such as coconut and tamarind.

In other opening news, the seventh location of Barnaby's is now open in the Heights, taking the spot formerly occupied by City Oven (and, before that, D'Amico's) on White Oak Blvd. No two Barnaby's are built alike, however; unlike the River Oaks location or the Baby Barnaby's on Fairview St., this Heights outpost will only be serving breakfast on the weekends from 8 to 11 a.m. Lunch and dinner will be served all week long until 10 or 11 p.m., however—good news for those Barnaby's fans who've driven to the downtown location only to be terribly disappointed once they find out "dinner" is only served until 3 p.m. C'mon, y'all.

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