After an impressive 45 years in the Houston restaurant scene, the city’s beloved Spaghetti Warehouse closed its doors due to Hurricane Harvey flooding. It’s taken two years for a comeback, but its new and contemporary spinoff Warehouse 72 will officially open on August 1, 2019.
Paying homage to Spaghetti Warehouse which was founded in 1972, the new and elevated restaurant concept features an updated menu created by Executive Chef Jaime Salazar, formerly of Brasserie 19, Coppa Osteria and Mark’s American Cuisine. The menu is a melody of Italian favorites with a Mediterranean twist – think grilled octopus with Spanish chorizo and Za’atar roasted chicken.
On Friday, July 26, Warehouse 72 cleared out the entire restaurant and rolled out the red carpet in preparation for an exclusive Yelp Elite sneak peek. At this 200-person soiree, the night began with a welcome from owner Doug Pak, an introduction to artist Sebastien “Mr. D. 1987” Boileau and Chef Salazar, followed by a video documenting the comeback.
At the event, guests noshed on a selection of light bites – Truffle and Mozzarella Arancini, Mediterranean Octopus, Salmoriglio Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Smoked Carrots, Crispy Pork Belly – to name a few. DJ Seduction provided the beats, Steinway Piano Gallery wowed the crowed with its self-playing piano, and Rawr Party offered face and body paint inspired by the restaurant’s intricate murals.
Warehouse 72 will open August 1, 2019 and is currently accepting reservations. They are also participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks.