Clearly, Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan's dual-concept restaurant The Pass and Provisions is going to be the biggest opening of the fall. P&P already earned the top spot in Eater Houston's fall preview and is the only Houston restaurant listed among Eater National's 33 Most Anticipated Fall Openings. Both chefs have impressive pedigrees, and they've spent two years holding pop-up dinners and special events to raise awareness of their work and build excitement. The biggest question is, when will the restaurant open? Here are three reasons that it looks like it's happening soon.
First, Reef sous chef Felipe Riccio tweeted that he has left Bryan Caswell's temple of Gulf seafood to join The Pass and Provisions team. Riccio joins chef Adam Garcia who left Revival Market, as part of P&P's culinary team.
Second, the restaurant tweeted that it's looking for line cooks. Presumably, they would not be ready to staff these positions if it weren't in expectation of a fairly imminent opening.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Eating Our Words noted today that P&P passed its preliminary inspection by the City of Houston Health Department. The only violation concerned a canopy that was too close to a mobile food unit. Since P&P isn't opening a food truck, the violation doesn't make any sense, but, again, a pre-opening inspection report implies an opening is soon to follow.
Of course, Eater will continue to follow all the details of The Pass and Provisions before and after it opens.
· Health Department Roundup: Pass and Provisions, Warren's Ruchi's and more [Eating Our Words]
· All The Pass and Provisions Coverage on Eater Houston [-EHOU-]