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Midtown's Weights + Measures is This Close to Opening

Industry heavy hitters ready the opening of much anticipated three-in-one concept.

Weights & Measures is expected to open in a few weeks.
Weights & Measures is expected to open in a few weeks.
Jakeisha Wilmore

Weights and Measures, a bakery, restaurant and lounge rolled into one, is opening just in time for the holidays. The three-in-one concept from industry heavy hitters  Ian Rosenberg and Mike Sammons (13 celsius, Mongoose versus Cobra), Richard Kaplan (River Café, Brown Paper Chocolates) and Heath Wendell (Slow Dough Bread Co.) is on course to fully open soon at the nearly 5,000-sq.-ft. 1950s industrial warehouse on Caroline Street.

Kaplan and Wendell will helm the bakery with pastries, fresh baked bread and donuts from Slow Dough Bread Co.'s first storefront and confectionery treats from Kaplan's Brown Paper Chocolates. The bakery will also serve a roster of locally-roasted coffee curated by Amaya Roasting Company.

The restaurant portion consists of an open layout with a 150-seat dining room, sofas and shag carpeting adoring the walls. A rotating menu includes deep-dish and Neapolitan pizzas and house-cured meats, with counter service available quick lunch service. Diners can view the dough making process from the dough room where mozzarella is also made in-house. In the waiting area, an espresso bar with wine, beers on taps, snacks and more.

For those who want a laid-back vibe, Love and Squalor, the lounge named after a J.D. Salinger story, will provide an expanded selection of cocktails than nearby Mongoose versus Cobra. The drink menu will include modern takes on the classics, spirits and wine. Bottled craft beers will be available as will a bar menu featuring small plates from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. The bar portion is scheduled to soft open Sunday, December 28, and will tentatively remain open from 4 p.m. to close through December 30th. Weights + Measures partners expect to be fully operational after the first of the year.

With Tout Suite offering a similar experience (minus the in-house bread and cocktail) in the East End, could the homegrown warehouse multi-concept be the start of a new trend in Houston?

Weights + Measures

2808 Caroline Street, , TX 77004 (713) 654-1970 Visit Website

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