Obviously, with Goro & Gun set to host a sold-out, two night preview next week, it seems likely that the ramen and more restaurant is almost ready to take downtown by storm. For those who aren't completely obsessed with the restaurant's twitter feed looking for signs of progress, here are a few more indications.
The interior is finally coming together. Co-owner Joshua Martinez installed the stuffed lion pictured above and tweeted this picture showing that the floor-to-ceiling bar is complete. Also, the brown paper that's covered the windows for months has been removed, and the old Molto sign is gone from the facade.
Second, the restaurant passed its Health Department inspection. That means chefs David Coffman and Matt Wommack will be able to use the restaurant's kitchen to prepare next week's dinners.
Finally, the excitement is spreading among Houston diners. Houstonia magazine food editor Robb Walsh blogged this week about getting his ramen fix at both Heights sushi restaurant Soma and Chinatown's House of Bowls. While Walsh enjoyed Soma, he described House of Bowls's ramen as tasting "like Campbell's chicken noodle with a pork chop and some kimchi on the side." Ouch. As one of the great poets wrote, sometimes the waiting is the hardest part.