Restaurant News

Openings & Closings: Failed Concepts & A Mega Burger Bus Expansion

We're just a few days into the month of September, and several highly anticipated restaurants have finally opened for business and a multitude of future concepts have been announced.

But, among all of this exciting news, several restaurants have suddenly closed their doors this week. So, let's get the bad news out of the way first.

It seems like Scott Gertner and Alberto Alfonzo have both hit a rough patch when it comes to their restaurant concepts. Just a few months ago, Scott Gertner's at Houston Pavilions closed and now it appears that Scott Gertner's Sports Bar Live on 3100 Fountain View in the Galleria area has closed as well. B4-U-Eat reports that the restaurant's phone is disconnected and no one has responded via email regarding requests for info.

Alfonzo's newest concept, Pesca World Seafood, also has closed after being open for only eight months. CultureMap reminds us about Alfonzo's previous failed concept, Tintos, which closed in December. Several online reviews of Pesca say that overpriced small portions were a turn-off. But, Alfonzo announced that he isn't giving up; Pesca will open in a different location at a later date, according to B4-U-Eat.

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Molly Dunn
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