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Old 10-06-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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The only short-lived Weissman restaurant I can remember is Minnie's. Given the building is still on blocks, it's hard to say what was the real driver. What other of his restaurants have closed quickly?
It was not a matter of how quickly his (or any other local celebrity chef like Dady) locations close. Point is, these type of chefs do close down their joints when they feel the restaurants run their course.

Although I asked as a joke, I really do wonder how long it will stay open or if he will have to close other locations to support this place.

I know Sandbar closed recently although it had a long run like La Reve.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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Dough is moving into Hemisphere Par's Yanaguana Gardens are for a second San Antonio location.
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:30 PM
 
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The new Urban Bricks Pizza on Potranco (near 151) is having their grand opening this Saturday.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:19 PM
 
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It was not a matter of how quickly his (or any other local celebrity chef like Dady) locations close. Point is, these type of chefs do close down their joints when they feel the restaurants run their course.

Although I asked as a joke, I really do wonder how long it will stay open or if he will have to close other locations to support this place.

I know Sandbar closed recently although it had a long run like La Reve.
"chefs do close down their joints when they feel the restaurants run their course."
This is them saving face.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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"chefs do close down their joints when they feel the restaurants run their course."
This is them saving face.
Maybe sometimes that is the case but I doubt always.

A co worker talked me into eating at Lüke (another one of those celebrity chef restaurants) a few days ago downtown, for the prices they charge...I am surprised they stay open. The gumbo was really good I have to admit but $7 for a small coffee cup size isn't going to have me going back. Overall my lunch was $45 and that isn't including tip. Service was top notch so no complaint there.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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Maybe sometimes that is the case but I doubt always.

A co worker talked me into eating at Lüke (another one of those celebrity chef restaurants) a few days ago downtown, for the prices they charge...I am surprised they stay open. The gumbo was really good I have to admit but $7 for a small coffee cup size isn't going to have me going back. Overall my lunch was $45 and that isn't including tip. Service was top notch so no complaint there.

Luke used to be great, but Besh didn't keep coming back to check up on his baby. It was local management, careless buyers and an uninterested wait staff that killed this place.

Luke in New Orleans, the original, is still a brilliant meal. Besh regularly checks in. It makes a difference.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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Luke used to be great, but Besh didn't keep coming back to check up on his baby. It was local management, careless buyers and an uninterested wait staff that killed this place.

Luke in New Orleans, the original, is still a brilliant meal. Besh regularly checks in. It makes a difference.
You quoted a comment that said Luke had good food and good service yet you reply with saying poor wait staff and local management killed the place. A place that is still alive.

Your reading comprehension isn't too great it seems.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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You quoted a comment that said Luke had good food and good service yet you reply with saying poor wait staff and local management killed the place. A place that is still alive.

Your reading comprehension isn't too great it seems.
Looks like it's dead to him. Inferences are part of reading comprehension.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:05 PM
 
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Looks like it's dead to him. Inferences are part of reading comprehension.
Funny thing is that only 3 tables were occupied when I walked in at 12pm and 5 tables when I left around 1:30pm. Many tables were not used so I wouldn't be surprised if someone told me it is dead. (Yes, I really counted...)

Like I said though, the food was good but I can get good food elsewhere for less. They sell you coke in 6 oz bottles for $3.75 each....I felt like I was in Japan again.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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Funny thing is that only 3 tables were occupied when I walked in at 12pm and 5 tables when I left around 1:30pm. Many tables were not used so I wouldn't be surprised if someone told me it is dead. (Yes, I really counted...)

Like I said though, the food was good but I can get good food elsewhere for less. They sell you coke in 6 oz bottles for $3.75 each....I felt like I was in Japan again.
I live less then a mile from Luke. I have been many times, but I haven't been in about year for all the reasons stated above. Hopefully Besh get's that place in check again. They still have a decent happy hour, but the food options and drink prices aren't nearly as good as they were a few years ago.
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