15 November 2011

Gonzalez y Gonzalez to Return; Big Neon Hat, Too


Gonzalez y Gonzalez—the Mexican restaurant that was for many years a local landmark on lower Broadway, near Houston, but which closed in August—is on its way back. And so is the giant neon sombrero that marked its entrance.

A reader, whom I have to assume is connected to the restaurant, wrote me to say:
Many people might already know, or soon will find out, that Chipotle is opening next week at the Broadway entrance of the old Gonzalez y Gonzalez.
What many people might also not know, is Chipotle only took half of the original space, and that 2 of the original bartenders from Gonzalez y Gonzalez were able to secure the name and the other half of the space, entrance on 192 Mercer Street, down the block from the Angelica Theatre, and will be reopening, with bands, liquor license, giant sombrero and all, by the end of the year.
Hears hoping they actually replace all the burnt out bulbs in that hat. I want to see it blazing in all its glory.

2 comments:

Ed said...

This and the Turkey's Nest post are good news. I assume the new version will just be a bar, with no restaurant? That is the only way they can make this work. My understanding was that the restaurant was the weakest part of the original operation.

Ken Mac said...

good news