Over the weekend, a fire ripped through Heights restaurant Presidio, leaving it closed for the foreseeable future.
A post to the restaurant’s Facebook page on Sunday confirmed the fire, which ripped through the space at 911 West 11th Street early Saturday morning. Chef Adam Dorris told CultureMap that the Houston Fire Department cited a faulty electrical outlet near the front of the building as the source of the fire, which damaged parts of the dining room, roof, and vents in the building. “We would like to thank the brave men and women [at Houston Fire Department] for saving our building and giving us a chance to rebuild stronger,” reads a post on Presidio’s Facebook page. “Than you so much to the Houston restaurant community for being so quick to reach out and help. Your support means everything to us.”
Some of that support came immediately from Eight Row Flint. Presidio’s neighbor in the Heights rescued the food from the fire-damaged restaurant’s kitchen, and served it at a last-minute pop-up on Sunday night with all proceeds benefitting the employees who will be out of work for an as-yet-unknown amount of time.
Dorris reportedly plans to host pop-ups as Presidio is closed for rebuilding. Stay tuned for more details on the restaurant’s impending comeback.