Bludorn sets opening date in former Pass & Provisions, Antone's building

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Bludorn is taking over a space previously held by two other Houston restaurants at 807 Taft St., near Allen Parkway. (Courtesy Julie Soefer/Bludorn)

Bludorn is taking over a space previously held by two other Houston restaurants at 807 Taft St., near Allen Parkway. (Courtesy Julie Soefer/Bludorn)

Chef Aaron Bludorn’s eponymous Bludorn restaurant, in the works at 807 Taft St., Houston, since January, has set an opening date for Aug. 21.

The former executive chef of Cafe Boulud in Manhattan and his wife, Victoria Pappas, of the longtime Houston-area restaurant family, bring a new vision to the space formerly occupied by Pass & Provisions, a celebrated restaurant that closed last year. The 1930s building also housed Antone's Import Co., creators of the ubiquitous Antone's po'boy.

“Victoria has always celebrated her home, and when I first visited, I quickly understood why. Houstonians have a welcoming nature and embrace newcomers – especially in the culinary community. The result is a wonderful vibrancy and diversity. We feel so fortunate to have found this special space where we can share our passion for good food and hospitality,” Aaron Bludorn said in a news release.

The restaurant will serve "creative and eclectic American cuisine," per the news release, with a focus on sustainable, local and seasonal ingredients. Diners can also take advantage of a full bar and wine program and an array of desserts, including a Hazelnut Marjolaine with layers of nougat, hazelnut and Nutella ice cream.

Bludorn will open for dinner service by reservation only at first Monday-Thursday 5-10:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m.


713-999-0146. www.bludornrestaurant.com
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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