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Here’s an Exterior Look at the Forthcoming Aqui

Paul Qui drops an Instagram bomb.

Paul Qui
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Paul Qui has dropped a major sneak peek at his forthcoming Houston restaurant, Aqui, over on his Instagram.

Aqui houston :)

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Aqui will be an upscale Asian restaurant and is located at 520 Westheimer and the chef’s first location in Houston — outside his typical Austin territory.

The Instagram shows a fetching progress shot of Qui’s forthcoming Houston restaurant — a neat M-shaped roof and gutted-out lawn included. Qui previously posted another Instagram hint — a slightly more cryptic post with a caption-less rendering of the Houston location. Now he’s unveiled the progress on the IRL resto — which is sure shaping up to look like the rendering.

Qui is planning a “spring or early summer” opening for Aqui — which is about when Qui himself will head to court for a 2016 assault charge for allegedly hitting his girlfriend. Qui denies the allegations.

Keep eyes glued here — or, uh, Qui’s Instagram — for further Aqui developments.