Eight months after setting tongues wagging by announcing a new side project called the Gift Horse Lounge, the owners of Moon Tower Inn took to Facebook yesterday to let everyone know the joke's on them. There's no such thing as the Gift Horse Lounge after all.
The entire bar was apparently a ruse t ... More >>
"What took so long?" asked a recent commenter regarding Moon Tower Inn's almost 18-month absence, pointing out that the East End hot dog stand looks -- at first glance -- largely unchanged.
Here, still, is the canteen-style window that doubles as counter service and bar. The patio too is largely in ... More >>
The T-shirt I woke up in on Sunday morning came from Moon Tower Inn, but not in typical fashion. This isn't one of their "Come and Take It" or "UGHDK" shirts. The tattered sleeveless Misfits shirt once belonged to former Moon Tower bartender Bryan Jackson. He and I were so fond of each others' shirt ... More >>
Last year -- at the tail-end of 2011 -- it seemed as if half the restaurants we were excited about in 2010 for the upcoming year still hadn't opened yet: Uchi, Triniti, Underbelly and The Hay Merchant were all a very long time in the making, but finally opened this past year to great acclaim all aro ... More >>
The East End is undergoing some necessary growing pains right now as a new generation of Houstonians rediscover the neighborhoods right next door to downtown. Construction of a METRO light rail to connect the East End with the main line has had Harrisburg torn up for some time, but is nearly complet ... More >>
It's been a busy week, so straight to the dish: Cuchara, the Montrose restaurant at the corner of Taft and Fairview that's been under construction since February, is set to have its soft opening this coming Sunday. I peeked in one afternoon this week and saw an open, semi-industrial dining room with ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseCrawfish spread out on newspaper-covered picnic tables: the classic boil set-up. See more photos in our slideshow.If there were ever a place built to host crawfish boils, it's Moon Tower Inn.
People stretched languidly across the lawn in chairs brought from home, puppies ... More >>
Which one of our top 10 restaurants landed a spot in the newest edition of GQ?Trying to select only 10 restaurants out of the dozens that have opened the past year is agonizing. In a good way, of course -- Houston has been fertile ground for innovative and passionate restaurateurs this year. ... More >>
Photos by Troy FieldsYes, please.In only a few months since opening, Moon Tower Inn -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- is on its way to becoming a Houston legend. Mark my words.
Now, whether it's a short-lived legend or the kind of legend that becomes a time-worn and well-loved ins ... More >>