Most Houston Restaurants Are Open Again, With a Few Exceptions

We compiled a list of the many restaurants that were closed yesterday because of the massive floods on Monday, April 18. The vast majority report that they are once again open.

There are a few exceptions, though, which we’re listing here.

Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, 114 Vintage Park: The theater is near one of the hardest-hit areas, near Cypress and Spring. As a result, many employees can't get to work because of the standing water and closed roads. The theater is showing movies but can't serve food or beverages. 

CorkScrew BBQ, 26608 Keith, Old Town Spring: Life's often not fair, and it's super-unfair that a nice couple like Nichole and Will Buckman would be among the hardest-hit restaurateurs in the area. Unfortunately, a tree fell into a power line, leaving thousands without power, including the Buckmans' restaurant, CorkScrew BBQ. The current hope is that they will be able to open in time for lunch on Friday. 

The Durham House, 1200 Durham: It's a bummer to get a great review from the Houston Chronicle's Alison Cook and then have to be closed the next day. The Durham House's owner, Raj Natarajan Jr., reported that because of some minor damage, the restaurant will reopen on Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m.

Kris Bistro at Culinary Institute LeNôtre, 7070 Allensby: Chef Justin Santellana reports that the restaurant will not open for its normal Tuesday night dinner service. Also, there are private parties scheduled for the next two evenings, so it will resume normal lunch and dinner service on Friday.

Lucky's Pub, 2520 Houston: For a place named "Lucky's," the Heights location isn't when it comes to flooding. It flooded both last year and this year, and will be closed for repairs for a while. The EaDo location is open for business as usual.

Food Trucks, in General: Custom Confections' Kimberly Revis wrote that the floods adversely affected not only her food truck, but many others as well. Since owners were probably not in their trucks when the downpour started on Monday night, it's likely these were sitting somewhere parked where the water was rising. Additionally, there are still many roads closed owing to water that has not yet drained off. Many food trucks can't get to the commissaries, much less their intended destinations. So, there may be less street food than usual this week. 

If you know of more extended restaurant closings, email us at dish@houstonpress.com

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