Just when we were thinking Lower Westheimer could not get hotter, Feast, Houston’s first nose-to-tail kitchen, announced via Twitter Friday that it would be closing up shop in nine months. The Twitter account also made mention that the restaurant’s lease was up.
(Attempts to contact Feast manangement for comment have not been successful.)
When it opened in 2008, critic Alison Cook called it “easily the most exciting place in town" and she recently ranked it fifth in her Houston’s Top 100 restaurants project.
Owners Richard Knight, James Silk and Meghan Silk opened the restaurant in the Montrose house once occupied by Chez Georges in March 2008. In 2009, Feast was nominated as a semifinalist for best new restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation. Also that year, it was been named one of the Top 10 best new restaurants by Bon Appetit and earned a glowing review in the New York Times.
Foodies may recall that Feast team opened a New Orleans branch of the restaurant. It closed in July of 2011. The Times Picayune’s Brett Anderson called said of the closing that it brought to “an end to one of the more intriguing and frustrating restaurant experiments undertaken in New Orleans in recent years.”