Since Down House closed in February, Houston restaurant-scene observers have wondered what would become of the sturdy brick building outfitted with both a bar and a patio. The questioning is over. The greater than 40-year-old Goode Co. restaurant empire is taking over the situation at 1801 Yale and is finally convey its cuisine to the Heights.
However, it has not yet been decided which cuisine it’s bringing. Will it’s barbecue, Tex-Mex, burgers, the Mexican-inflected fare from Goode Co. Seafood – or one thing else? There’s also not a particular opening date, simply yet.
“Goode Co. is always searching for nice areas and new neighborhoods to grow to be a part of, and we are excited to be opening one among our concepts within the Heights space,” says Levi Goode, chef and President of Goode Firm Eating places. “While we don’t have particulars on the particular concept and opening date, we look ahead to doing something Goode in this historic Houston neighborhood.”
The corporate, initially based by Levi’s father and Houston restaurant legend, Jim Goode (who sadly passed away in February 2016), has been increasing over the previous several years. For example, it opened a Goode Co. barbecue outpost within the Woodlands in 2017 (which is temporarily closed, as the company is “still evaluating the path of that location submit-COVID”). Then, the company debuted Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina within the Memorial area in 2018. It pivoted shortly throughout the pandemic, temporarily converting Armadillo Palace to Goode Bird, a fried chicken restaurant specializing in delivery and takeout. It shuttered after the July 4 holiday weekend so it may well convert back to Armadillo Palace.