Got this note from Amy Severson late last night:
Houston’s Preston Center will be changing their name to Hillstone by the end of July. Addison will remain Houston’s. Our wonderful server said something about being able to offer more regional “somethings.” I don’t know exactly, I was busy noticing they had Merryvale Chardonnay (by the glass) back on the menu – FOR $4 LESS PER GLASS THAN A YEAR AGO! Of course some of that is because the vineyards have been slashing prices, still, 1/3 (almost) less. I did notice that their French Dip had gone up $1. Also, the old Houston’s location on Walnut Hill has applied for a liquor license as Glen Lakes Grill.
Hmm. This is a curious move. The name Hillstone doesn’t make me hungry. “Hey, honey. Let’s go to Hillstone’s.” Guess it works in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. I thought Houston’s was the restaurant everybody wanted to be? Now Houston’s is putzing with Houston’s?