2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

Categories: Restaurant News

July 2012: Openings

024 Grille, 945 N. Gessner, 281-501-4350
BB's Cafe, 3139 Richmond, 713-807-1300
Bonefish Grill, 19325 Gulf Freeway
Chicken Express, 3819 Richmond, 713-626-5392
Coastal Crossing Grill, 113 E. Sealy, Alvin
Crazy J's Icehouse, 5022 Pinemont, 713-683-6700
Demeris Barbecue, 1702 West Loop North, 713-681-7204
Floyd's Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse, 16549 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, 281-240-3474
Hey Mikey's Ice Cream, 902 Post Office, Galveston, 208-602-3286
Luke's Ice House, 903 Durham, 281-888-7028
Mamak Malaysian Restaurant, 9889 Bellaire, Suite 238, 713-776-2388
The Perfect Cafe, 13455 Cutten, 281-397-7779
The Refinery - Burgers & Whiskey, 702 West Dallas, 713-487-0029
Rooster's, 20011 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress, 832-405-3547
Solea Wine Bar & Cafe, 1500 Shepherd, 713-862-9700
Submarina California Subs, 6245 Highway 6 Suite 300, Missouri City, 281-969-7033
The West End, 5320 Westheimer, 713-590-0616

July 2012: Closings

Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, 2800 Kirby
The Barbed Rose, 113 E. Sealy, Alvin
Cafe Del Rio, 1853 Pearland Parkway, Pearland
Coronita Grill Buffet & Bar, 12270 Westheimer
Frenchy's Chicken, 8110 Kirby
Korma Sutra, 706 Main
Jake's Grill, 9415 Broadway, Pearland
Nga's Restaurant, 2929 Milam
The Perfect Cup, 14459 Bammel North Houston
Pierson's Cajun & Country Cafe, 3843 Cartwright, Missouri City
Sam Star Chinese & Japanese Buffet, 2753 Gessner
Samba Grille, 530 Texas
Strip House, 1200 McKinney
t'afia, 3701 Travis (reopening August 14)
TGI Friday's, 12830 Northwest Freeway
Tuscan Sun Coffee Co., 21327 I-45, Spring
Zimm's Little Deck, 601 Richmond

August 2012: Openings

1252 Tapas Bar, 1101 Uptown Park Boulevard, Suite 8, 713-621-1252
BackYard Smokehouse, 13802 Fleur De Lis Boulevard, Cypress, 281-469-3485
Bellagios Italian Buffet, 3455 Dairy Ashford, Suite 100, 281-589-7877
Brio Tuscan Grille, 3029 Kirby, 713-528-8200
Cafe Luxor Hookah Bar & Grill, 3730 Washington Avenue, 281-850-8880
Costa Brava Bistro, 5115 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, 713-839-1005
Cuchara Mexico City Bistro, 214 Fairview, 713-557-2608
Cafe Express 1111 Eldridge, Suite 100, 281-978-4093
Lucille's, 5512 La Branch, 713-568-2505
Pepper Jacks Mexican Grill, 419 Travis, 713-222-2922
The Perfect Cafe, 13455 Cutten, 281-397-7779
Pho & Grill, 10971 Northwest Freeway, 713-956-1347
Maharaja Bhog, 8334 Southwest Freeway, 713-771-2464
Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar, 6800 Southwest Freeway, 713-334-0000
Shoney's On The Go, 12350 Westheimer, Suite N
Sonoma Wine Bar, 801 Studewood, 713-864-9463
Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, 3701 Travis, 713-524-6922
Table 19, 632 West 19th, 713-864-3301

August 2012: Closings

Benny's Mexican Cafe & Bar, 13320 Westheimer, Suite 400
Chofa's Sports Bar, 2101 W. Davis, Conroe
Coronita Grill Buffet & Bar, 12270 Westheimer
Hail of a Burger, 12600 Gessner
JB's Smokehouse & Grill, 11300 Huffmeister
Jimmy's Egg, 2402 Bay Area Boulevard, Suite M
Nabi, 1517 Westheimer
Pie in The Sky Pie Co, 632 West 19th
Saka Sushi Bar & Hibachi, 6028 Heards, Galveston
Stir Crazy, 25 Waterway Avenue, The Woodlands
Strip House, 1200 McKinney, Suite 106
t'afia, 3701 Travis
Zimm's Little Deck, 601 Richmond

September 2012: Openings

Adair Kitchen, 5161 San Felipe, 713-623-6100
Alma Cebiche & Bar, 1275 Eldridge Parkway, 281-293-0001
Banh Mi Express, 6635 Brittmoore, 713-937-3777
Barnaby's Cafe, 801 Congress, 713-226-8787
The Breakfast House, 9300 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Suite 108, Texas City, 409-316-9019
Brooklyn Pizzeria, 1007 Grand Avenue, Bacliff, 281-339-3300
Bull Creek Cafe & Grill, 918 San Jacinto, Rosenberg, 281-341-8170
Burger Nation, 914 Main, Suite M, 713-655-1717
Cuchara, 214 Fairview, 713-942-0000
The Empty Glass, 104 Market Street, Tomball, 832-698-4722
Farley Girls Cafe, 801 Post Office, Galveston, 409-497-4954
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, 16000 Stuebner Airline, Spring, 832-698-8888
NAM Noodles & More, 215 Rice Boulevard, 281-229-1140
Naseeb Indian Restaurant, 3559 Highway 6, Sugar Land, 281-325-0099
Nom Nom Noodles, 1635 Eldridge Parkway, Suite 400, 281-497-6028
The Pass and Provisions, 807 Taft, 713-628-9020
Peter Piper Pizza, 6223 East Sam Houston Parkway North, 281-454-7766
Pinkberry's, 3838 Westheimer
Primo Italiano, 6730 Atascocita Road, Suite 115, Humble, 281-852-8700
Puerto Tacos & Cervezas, 1660 West Lake Houston Parkway, Suite 107, Kingwood, 281-312-0931
The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 936-539-2000
Ron's Hamburgers & Chili, 14257 FM 2920, Suite 210, Tomball, 832-698-4201
The Shack in Cypress, 16602 Cypress-Rosehill Road
Zippy's Pizza Wings & Things, 11650 Jones Road, 281-890-9000

September 2012: Closings

The Broken Spoke, 1809 Washington Avenue
Casbah Mediterranean Buffet, 2721 Hillcroft
Coffee Bistro, 109 Meadow Parkway, League City
Concepción, 819 W. Alabama
Icing Cupcakes, 5806 4th Street, Katy
Iguanas Tex-Mex Grill, 12665 Memorial
Market Seafood, 16512 El Camino Real
Que Cafe, 408 20th Street, Galveston
Texas Traditions, 29615 FM 1093, Suite 8, Fulshear
Vida Sexy Tex-Mex, 4218 San Felipe
Wild West Smokehouse, 1505 Bayport Boulevard, Seabrook



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Kylejack
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.

EatingOurWords
EatingOurWords

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

montemaggiore
montemaggiore

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).

Cheap Eats In Houston
Cheap Eats In Houston

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)

templeton
templeton

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!!

randomyummies
randomyummies

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

templeton
templeton

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

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