2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

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April 2012: Openings

Bar Louie, 24 Waterway, Suite 175R, The Woodlands, 281-719-1900
Betton's Comfort Food, 3200 Holcombe, 713-440-0709
Boomtown Coffee, 242 West 19th Street, 713-862-7018
Chik-Fil-A, 2222 Shearn, 713-862-4311
Concepción, 819 W. Alabama, 713-520-7744
Crazy Grill '99, 23027 County Rd 143, Alvin, 832-561-6130
Harvest Live Grille, 1810 Fountainview, 713-243-0900
Hawthorn, 3200 Kirby, 713-523-3600
Landon's Grill, 2810 Business Center Dr, Suite 110, Pearland, 713-434-7900
Midnite Slice, 1605 2nd Street, Seabrook, 281-291-7498
Ranch Bakery, 5431 Barker Cypress, Suite 500, 713-589-8797
Tiff's Treats, 3800 Southwest Freeway, Suite 128, 832-232-5200

April 2012: Closings

Cova Hand-Selected Wines, 5600 Kirby
Cova Hand-Selected Wines, 5555 Washington Avenue
Don Julio's, 322 Westheimer
Dutch Kettle, 3600 Seawall, Galveston
Felix 55, 5510 Morningside
Gugliani's Italian Grill, 2400 Times Boulevard
Just-Eat Seafood, Steaks, & BBQ, 13602 Bellaire
Mico's Grill, 300 W. Bay Area Boulevard, Webster
Mikell's Soul Food, 11851 Bissonnet
Ocean's, 819 W. Alabama
Pesce, 3029 Kirby

May 2012: Openings

Agave's Grill, 2503 Preston, Pasadena, 832-487-9861
Asam Laksa Malaysian Restaurant, 3702 Cypress Creek Parkway, 281-586-8333
Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, 25657 I-45, Spring, 281-419-7727
Brooklyn Meatball Company, 930 Main, Suite T240C, 713-632-8225
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Pleasure Pier, Galveston, 409-766-4952
The Cock & Bull Pub and Restaurant, 3659 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 713-385-8893
Guru Burgers & Crepes, 2268 Texas Drive, Sugar Land, 281-313-0026
La Lupita Mexican Cuisine & Bar, 20 Waterway Avenue, Suite 110, The Woodlands, 832-510-2111
Latitudes, 1817 Ave K, San Leon, 281-339-1110
LongHorn Steakhouse, 16746 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, 281-240-1018
N Joy Thai Restaurant, 212 Westheimer, 281-974-2235
Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe, 2420 Rice Boulevard, 713-360-6266
The Waterman, 14302 Stewart Road, Galveston, 409-632-0233

May 2012: Closings

Cafe Under the Oaks, 615 East Main, League City
Coal Burger, 20 Waterway Avenue, Suite 150, The Woodlands
Dharma Cafe, 1718 Houston Avenue
Guido's Pizza Pies, 10850 Louetta
Malt-N-Burger, 18003 El Camino Real
The Moghul's Restaurant Lounge, 11681 Westheimer
Stella Sola, 1001 Studewood
Tu Casita Boricua, 15825 Bellaire
Vineyard on the Square, 16135 City Walk, Sugar Land
Xuco Xicana, 2416 Brazos

June 2012: Openings

Alicia's Mexican Grille, 25725 Katy Freeway, Katy, 281-347-1800
Bennigan's, 8401 Westheimer , 832-623-6576
BeQuay Sandwiches, 37285 Broadway, Galveston, 409-497-2467
Bibas Brooklyn Express, 233 Main, 713-222-1184
Bonefish Grill, 19325 Gulf Freeway, Webster, 281-299-8585
Brunch Kafe, 11113 Katy Freeway, 713-647-8751
Cafe Brussels, 1718 Houston, 713-222-6996
China Sea Hibachi Buffet, 18736 Highway 249, 832-688-8904
The Cock & Bull Pub, 3659 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 713-385-8893
Cozy Grape Wine Bar and Bistro, 14340 Liberty, Montgomery, 281-948-9205
Genghis Grill, 3879 Southwest Freeway, 713-960-1100
Gloria's Restaurant, 2616 Louisiana, 832-360-1710
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 15518 Spencer Road
J. Black's Feel Good Lounge, 110 S. Heights, 713-862-7818
Jambone's Grill Pub, 16227 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land, 832-724-8155
JavaCakes, 9709 Spencer Highway, La Porte, 281-867-9454
Pho Vn 21 Vietnamese Noodles, 5800 Bellaire, 713-663-7879
Pinkberry, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, 281-419-7799
Red Dot Cuisine, 8921 Louetta, Spring, 281-303-5686
Sagar Indian Cuisine, 5600 Hillcroft, 713-953-9300
Sale-Sucre, 2916 White Oak, 713-623-1406
Seabrook Waffle Company, 1402 5th Street, Seabrook, 281-291-8186
Sol Cafe Mejicano, 1205 Travis, 713-651-0049
The King's Head Pub, 1809 Eldridge Parkway, 832-379-1000

June 2012: Closings

Beef 'O'Brady's, 6200 Broadway, Pearland
Bibas Kitbar, 607 West Gray
Casa Ole, 3121 Palmer Highway, Texas City
Lone Star Pizza, 13416 Greenway Drive, Sugar Land

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Kylejack topcommenter

I heard Bo Lee on Mintz is closing today. The guy I heard it from says they've been around for 25 years or so? Dunno.


@randomyummies I went a few weeks back, and it was pretty fantastic. Great craft beer list and local artwork, too.


Lai Lai Dumpling House SHOULD be closed. Ate there last night after a long absence and thought it was the pits. Asked my Chineses friends what happened, and found out that the original Taiwanese family sold it to a Chinese family and it nose-dived in quality. (You should remove it from your recommendations, until you try it again---or at least update: they do take credit cards).

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A few missing for December openings that opened a few weeks ago and last week: 

* Nobi Public House - the craft beer bar off-shoot in Webster/Friendswood of it's Asian restaurant counterpart in Friendswood.

* The Barrel & Brew - craft beer bar/restaurant in Stafford

*Pizza L'Vino (was tentatively named DoughVino a few months before it opened) -
pizza, craft beer, and wine restaurant in Montrose.

 * Hank's Crawfish opened another location in NW Houston on 1960 last week.

* Bambu Desserts & Drinks Houston - an Asian tapioca, smoothie, and juice chain in Little Asia (New Chinatown)


Note that one of your Top 10 in Chinatown closed: Seoul House.

Also, I found a terrific new place for sashimi and sushi and oysters that just opened next to Lakewood Church: Mirichu Sushi. Super highly recommended!!


@EatingOurWords yes, their pizza crust has fantastic flavor, and I love their tempeh hoagie (who knew tempeh would make a good sandwich?!)


Seoul House was reported above as closed in November, but is not actually closed. 

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