Now Open in Montrose
by Laurette M. Veres
After weeks of disappointing drive bys, we drove to the new Zimm’s last night and it was finally open! A friendly staff was eager to please and serve. The décor is minimal with fleur-de-lis garnishing the bar and the smell of deep fried grease garnishing the airways. The outside deck runs along Richmond Ave. and frat boys were playing Petanque. This is Houston’s only official court for this French version of Italian bocce or English lawn bowling and should be an interesting addition to the neighborhood.
The menu is mainly seafood and mainly fried: fried oysters, fried po-boy sandwiches and the like. We tried the slow roasted lamb sandwich (they call it a rich-boy), ceviche, pulled pork sandwich and fried oyster po-boy. All were good. Not great, but good. The sandwiches come with homemade potato chips, which are great. The most interesting feature at Little Zimm’s is the wine list. There isn’t one. Each evening, three categories of wine are available: cheap, good and fancy. The owners are purchasing odd lots of great wines at discount pricing and passing the savings onto customers. For instance, last night the fancy wine was a Cabernet Syrah Pere et Fils. This was a great value for $34, but here were only four bottles in house. When we left there was only one.
601 Richmond Ave.
On Oct 13, 2010, at 12:54 PM, Laurette Veres wrote: