Openings & Closings: Family-Friendly Restaurants, Labor Day Openings & More

Categories: Restaurant News

In brick-and-mortar news, Good Dog Hot Dogs food truck will open a permanent location in the Heights next month. While they will still serve hot dogs in the food truck, the brick-and-mortar location will feature non-hot dog entrees and even local craft beer, according to Eater.

During all of this hustle and bustle of restaurants opening, Flamingo Steak & Seafood in Galveston shut its doors last week, but only to reopen with a new name, new venue and new menu. The restaurant will now be called Flamingo Bar & Grill, according to B4-U-Eat. We aren't sure what the newly remodeled restaurant will look like or serve on the menu right now. More information to come.

Photo from Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar Facebook
You only have one more month to have the pretty yogurt cups from Sweet Lola.

The only other closing reported this week is Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar, which will close at the end of September. In an announcement posted on Facebook, Lola says that the yogurt bar will keep customers informed on plans for 2014. We aren't sure if that means the yogurt bar will reopen or will move to a new location, but either way, this is the last month for Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar in Midtown.

In coming soon news, two new restaurants will open in Upper Kirby. Swamplot reports that a former catering company's location at 3030 Audley Street is under renovations to become a restaurant named Audley Street CafeLuigi's Cucina Italiana (Owner, Luigi Ferre, decided to keep the name of his Galveston restaurant). The soon-to-be restaurant is just around the corner from Lamar High School.

Food Network Star contestant Susie Jimenez will open Trenza next to Pondicheri in Upper Kirby on October 5. Jimenez's restaurant will be a fusion of Indian and Latin cuisine.

Unfortunately, CK Steakhouse, a concept created by Ricky Craig from Hubcap Grill and Ronnie Killen of the soon-to-open Killen's BBQ, will not open this fall due to setbacks in building the restaurant. Eater reports that Craig and Killen planned to simply renovate the location on West 19th Street, but will have to build from the ground up instead. CK Steakhouse will now open in spring 2014.

Did we miss any openings or closings? Let us know in the comments section and we will be sure to include them in next week's report.

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Location Info

Habibi Cakes Bakery

10011 Long Point Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

City Oven

2802 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coppa Osteria

5210 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Osteria Mazzantini

2200 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Allo French Rotisserie

126 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Good Dog Hot Dogs

Mobile, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Sweet Lola Yogurt Bar - CLOSED

304 Gray, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Trenza - CLOSED

2800 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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I think Candelari's on Memorial closed, recently  On the sign out front  it says "SORRY".

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