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PPPPP Jan 16, 2008 08:28 AM

I noticed on b4-u-eat.com that BANK and Vin have closed. Anyone have the dirt?

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    mikefoody RE: PPPPP Jan 16, 2008 08:41 AM

    I don't know about BANK, but I went to Vin not too long after it opened and was extremely dissapointed. My impression was their approach was all style and hype with absolutely no substance. I'm glad to see they've closed.

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      tatitraveller RE: PPPPP Jan 16, 2008 04:01 PM

      i thought that bank was revamping and reopening in march but this is rumour...

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        foodbevlaw RE: PPPPP Jan 16, 2008 08:20 PM

        I have a reservation next month at the Icon, so I called today to check on this topic (since the only reason I stay at this hotel is to eat the French Toast).

        I was told that the restaurant is currently being "re-concepted" but that the menu was currently the same. The person I spoke to, however, didn't sound like he knew what he was talking about.

        Looks like I need a backup res.

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          mikefoody RE: foodbevlaw Jan 17, 2008 04:53 AM

          If you don't mind driving a couple miles, Empire Cafe at Westheimer and Woodhead (between Shepherd and Montrose) has killer French Toast. No reservation needed.

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            jim1126 RE: foodbevlaw Jan 17, 2008 11:36 AM

            According to b4-u-eat Bank is reopening as Voce (actually now it says "Voice"), so at least we know the name, but that's all.

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