The Good Word

It’s a fun place for margaritas, enchiladas and big, sizzling comals of garlic butter-braised beef fajitas.

Expertly prepared dishes reflects culinary
sophistication never-before seen among Houston’s Tex-Mex restaurant scene.

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“THE RESTAURANT’S MENU WILL
DRAW ON WALSH’S RESPECT AND ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE OF TEX-MEX.”

El Real Tex-Mex: The foodies can’t wait — and neither can we — for this collaboration from a high-octane team: Reef’s would-be Iron Chef Bryan Caswell, his longtime partner Bill Floyd and former Houston Press restaurant critic Robb Walsh. The restaurant’s menu will draw on Walsh’s respect and encyclopedic knowledge of Tex-Mex. That the restaurant will repurpose the old Tower Theater in the heart of Montrose is just another plus.

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“THE PAIRING SHOULD BE THE CULINARY EQUIVALENT OF GASOLINE AND A MATCH AND WE CAN’T WAIT.”

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, right? Well, for all the new restaurants that disappointed us in 2010, there are many more coming in 2011 that we’re awaiting with baited breath.Whether they be old favorites revived or entirely new restaurants, whether they be from established Houston chefs or ballsy out-of-towners, here are the restaurants we’re most looking forward to in 2011.

When Robb Walsh finally broke the news of the new restaurant opening in the old Tower Theater location, we became even more excited for this joint venture between our former food critic and Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd. The two men behind REEF and Little Big’s know seafood and how to run successful restaurants; Walsh knows Tex-Mex and what diners are looking for in a meal. The pairing should be the culinary equivalent of gasoline and a match, and we can’t wait.