Paul West

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    The Worst Groupon Ad Ever?

    50 percent off sandwiches with a "vise-like grip"!​"My mom sent me this today," began the email from my co-worker, which he'd simply titled "How NOT To Write a Groupon Description." "She says the place is really terrific," he continued, "but this description...I mean..." The Groupon ad, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    The Biggest Disappointments of 2011

    I think that 2012 is shaping up to be Houston's year, after a long 2011 featuring false starts, delayed openings, unexpected closings and failures to launch. That's not to say that 2011 didn't have its perks: Look for our list of the year's best new restaurant later this week. But it came with its ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 30, 2011

    Greatfully Delicious

    The owner is eccentric and the tacos fabulous at this laid-back new spot.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Touch of Grey News: Greatfull Taco Loses Its Chef

    Photos by Troy FieldsThe "mystery meat" taco is actually ground bison, and it's damn good.​The Grateful Dead once said that "the first days are the hardest days," and owner Paul West is finding that out firsthand at his new restaurant, Greatfull Taco (named for, yes, the Dead). Chef Riccardo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    First Look at Greatfull Taco

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Viola Lee, with fried green tomatoes.​Yes, Paul West is a little eccentric. But looking around his newly opened restaurant, Greatfull Taco, on a sunny Saturday morning, it was evident that any eccentricities were clearly and charmingly manifested in the bright c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    ​Another quiet week around the city, as even B4-U-Eat had only two restaurant closures to report and not a single, solitary opening aside from the long-awaited grand re-opening of Mai's on April 9. Have you been back yet? The two closures reported by B4-U-Eat were Pete & Shorty's Kitchen & Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Self-Described "Elitist" "Asshole" Opening a Restaurant

    ​Until last Friday, I thought that the press release I received last year for "the greatest penis shaped muffin restaurant" in Houston was the strangest piece of PR material to cross my desk. That was before Paul West. That was before Greatfull Taco. West is perhaps best known to our readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Sherlock's Pub: Another TABC Complaint at Scene of Cop Shooting

    The lawsuits are afoot​Paul West, former chief financial officer of the company that owns the chain of Sherlock's bars, has filed a new and improved TABC complaint against the company, in connection with a fatal shooting outside the River Oaks Sherlock's. West complained that the River O ... More >>