Restaurant News

Openings and Closings: September 2009

This month saw a flurry of activity as dozens of new restaurants welcomed customers and just as many shut their doors for good. Below is a (nearly) comprehensive list of all the restaurants that opened and closed for September. If we missed any, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.


Bedford -- 1001 Studewood (read Katharine Shilcutt's recap)

Sizzler -- 6062 FM 2920, Spring & 6945 Industrial Parkway, Rosenberg

Collins Chop House / Whiskey Bar -- 300 Main

Texadelphia -- 5535 Memorial Drive

Jimmy Wilson's Seafood -- 12109 Westheimer

DaniVens Steak & Seafood -- 4940 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena


Giacomo's Cibo e Vino -- 3215 Westheimer (read Robb Walsh's full review)

Hubcap Grill -- 9591 South Main (read J.C. Reid's recap)

Lola -- 1102 Yale (read Katharine Shilcutt's recap)

Juan Mon's International Sandwiches -- 1901 Taft (read J.C. Reid's recap)

Cafe Beirut -- 3223 Hillcroft (which was featured in our roundup of 10 Worst Restaurant Names)

Vin Bar in the Hotel Derek -- 2525 West Loop South

Tesar's -- 1701 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

Ephesus Mediterranean Grill -- 510 S. Mason Road, Katy

Ciao Bello -- 5161 San Felipe

Cafe Balkan -- 10846 Westheimer

Mucho Mexico -- 1310 N. Wayside Drive

Meson 1910 Mexican Cuisine -- 15202 Mason Road, Katy

Chicago Style Deli -- 13080 Highway 105 West, Conroe

Juan and Lefty's Mexican Cantina -- 17381 Highway 249

Taisho Japanese Grill & Bar -- 16100 City Walk, Sugar Land

Pecker's Pizza (which should have been featured in our 10 Worst Restaurant Names post) -- 3307 Spring-Stuebner Road

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Katharine Shilcutt