WHAT DO YOU CALL A CAFÉ HOUSED IN A CRASFTSMAN-ERA BUNGALOW THATʼS NESTLED IN THE GREEN HEART OF HOUSTONʼS MUSEUM DISTRICT AND AFFORDS VIEWS OF A RENOWNED MODERN LANDMARK?
The café, which will occupy one of the early-twentieth-century bungalows that surround the museum, will welcome visitors to the Menilʼs 30-acre “neighborhood of art”. Renovated by the award-winning Houston firm of Stern and Bucek Architects, the structure stands in the very spot originally selected by the museumʼs architect, Renzo Piano.
Greg Martin, who will operate the café, has been prominent in Houston since the 1980s as a leading chef and restaurateur, best known for his work at Café Annie, Taco Milagro, and Café Express. His culinary career has been shaped by his years in Houston and his extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe.
To help us name this exciting addition to the museum, the neighborhood, and the city at large, please send your suggestions to CafeNameGame@menil.org by Monday November 25th.
The Menil will announce the name on Monday, January 6, 2014. The prize: A table for two at a V.I.P. preview luncheon.
Information and image provided by Carey Kirkpatrick of On the Mark Communications.