Perhaps if you want something done in Houston, one of the best avenues is starting a Facebook page to sound off about what's lacking in your neighborhood. It worked when fans of The Heights Life, the dedicated Facebook page for the Heights neighborhood, pined for a sushi restaurant and apparently it's worked again. After years of asking for someone to bring an Indian restaurant to the growing neighborhood with a small town feel, it's finally happening.
Last week, a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) notice went up at 126 Heights Boulevard, Suite 110, formerly Mozelle's Cajun Seafood Market. The name of the applicant listed is Y.A.N. Investments. After some digging, records revealed Yatin Patel, longtime owner of India Grocers in the Mahatma Gandhi District (the enclave encompassing the Hillcroft between the Southwest Freeway and Richmond Avenue), is making his way to the Heights and bringing Indian delicacies to the deprived neighborhood. The restaurant will likely be called Crave India.
The Washington Corridor and surrounding areas is becoming a hot bed for Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines. Last year, Beirut Fine Lebanese Cuisine opened on Washington Avenue followed by Mediterranean/Middle Eastern pizzeria Firestation 11 and Mary'z Mediterranean Cuisine this year. Joining the Far East trend, the-yet-to-be-confirmed-but-totally-is-happening Indian-inspired Velvet Taco.
Ask and you shall receive.