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2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months.

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January 2012: Openings

Akaihi Japanese Restaurant, 7316 Louetta Road, Suite B100, Spring, 832-717-4999 Bistro by Ruggles, 507 Westheimer, 713-,524-1000 Bulldogs Sports Pub and Grill, 7214 FM 1488, Suite 101, Magnolia, 281-259-2174 The Burger Guys at Cafe Luz, 907 Franklin Georgia's Market Downtown, 420 Main, 713-225-0990 Gordon Street Tavern, 113 East Sealy, Alvin, 281-968-7402 Island Grill, 1331 Augusta, 713-266-7600 Kublai Khan, 10001 Westheimer, 713-532-2927 Latin Bites Cafe, 5709 Woodway, 713-229-8369 Molina's Cantina, 3810 Bellaire, 713-432-1626 Spread'z, 11622 FM 1764, Suite 1, Sante Fe, 409-440-8448 Texas Que Smokehouse, 1504 Airline, 713-861-1300 V21 Vodka & Vino, 5317 Washington, 713-863-9979

January 2012: Closings

Barcadia Bar & Grill, 2600 Travis Cabo, The Original Mix-Mex Grill, 419 Travis Cahill's On Durham, 903 Durham Dona Lydia Mexican Restaurant, 8905 Louetta, Spring Fat Mike's at The Market, 17045 Stuebner Airline, Spring Feng's Chinese Buffet, 5901 Westheimer Gravitas, 807 Taft Health Fountain Restaurant, 1331 Augusta Los Compadres, 19620 Kuykendahl, Spring Maggie Rita's Mexican, 111 23rd Street, Galveston Ruggles 11th Street Cafe, 748 E. 11th Street Sugar Blossom Treats, 12020 FM 1960 West Trio Steakhouse and Bar, 114 Vintage Park Boulevard, Suite H Trios Downunder, 10535 Westheimer Toku Sushi, 10001 Westheimer, Suite 1040

February 2012: Openings

Artisans Restaurant, 3201 Louisiana, 713-529-9111 El Asador Mexican, 3750 S. Mason Road, Katy, 832-321-4954 Fruit Frenzy, 5901 Westheimer, 713-781-0344 The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer, 713-523-9805 Hightower Deli & Cafe, 14141 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, 281-491-5236 JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers, 3501 W. Holcombe, 713-664-2874 La Fisheria, 4705 Inker, 713-802-1712 Lucky's Seafood Restaurant, 8061 FM 1960, Atascocita, 281-812-8819 Nothing Bundt Cakes, 1531 Highway 6, Sugar Land, 281-491-2253 Orange Lunch Box, 1379 South Voss, 713-783-1626 Pho Quyen, 313 Rankin, Suite D, 281-209-2005 Pollo Campero, 4701 Washington Avenue, 713-863-8200 Pook's Crawfish Hole, 4015 FM 646, Santa Fe, 409-440-8481 Resie's Chicken and Waffles, 233 W. Greens Road, 281-248-4392 Roots Bistro, 507 Westheimer, 713-524-1000 Scott Gertner's Houston Pavilions, 1201 Fannin, 713-829-6970 Three Brothers Bakery, 12393 Kingsride, 713-464-2253 Uchi Houston, 904 Westheimer, 713-522-4808 Underbelly, 1100 Westheimer, 713-528-9800

February 2012: Closings

Cantina de Tejas, 28777 I-45, Shenandoah Convey Sushi, 801 Congress Fuzzy's Taco, 9630 Jones Road Gugliani's Italian Grill, 1206 Spring-Cypress, Spring Late Nite Pie, 302 Tuam Ruggles American Bistro, 903 Westheimer Wok Bo, 12270 Westheimer Zorro's Buffet, 9501 Southwest Fwy

March 2012: Openings

Another Broken Egg Cafe, 19075 I-45 South, Shenandoah, 936-273-2011 Big Horn BBQ, 2300 Smith Ranch Road, Pearland, 281-741-3289 Chewy's Creole Soul, 1030 Teal, 713-672-3962 Datt's It, 10101 Bissonnet, 281-888-6459 District 7 Grill, 1001 Louisiana, Suite B30, 713-654-1300 El Tiempo Cantina, 114 Vintage Park Boulevard, 281-374-0500 Green Seed Vegan Cafe, 4320 Almeda, 713-487-8346 Katsuya by Starck, 2800 Kirby, 713-590-2800 LA Bar, 4302 Richmond, 713-355-2227 Las Marias Taco Bar, 8505 Airline Drive, 281-447-5577 Maggie Rita's, 1650 Post Oak Boulevard, 713-623-6060 Michelle's Cajun Shack, 321 North Gulf Boulevard, Freeport, 979-373-0003 Oxheart, 1302 Nance, 832-830-8592 The Tasting Room, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, 281-361-0044 The Union Kitchen, 12538 Memorial Drive, 713-360-2000 Zunum, 1620 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 281-419-5400

March 2012: Closings

Burger Fresh, 1000 West Main, Tomball Chez Roux, 600 La Torretta, Montgomery Crossroads Cafe, 801 Postoffice, Galveston Delesandri's Gourmet Cupcakes, 620 Marina Bay Drive, Clear Lake Shores Guadalajara Bakery, 4003 Washington Avenue Mama's Cafe, 6019 Westheimer Taco Cabana, 5540 Richmond

 

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

 

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

 

October 2012: Openings

Adriatic Cafe & Italian Grill, 17402 Northwest Freeway, 713-983-6565 Ba Mien Bistro, 5102 FM 1960 West, 281-781-8138 Biryani Pot Indian Cuisine, 6509 Westheimer, 713-278-8085 Copacabana Pizzeria, 2825 Kirkwood, 281-496-9922 Cottonwood, 3422 North Shepherd, 713-802-0410 Dhaka Cafe, 7200 Eldridge Parkway, 281-988-6232 Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101 Uptown Park Boulevard, 832-668-5808 Flamingo Steak & Seafood, 6028 Heards Lane, 409-515-7800 Ganache Dessert Bar, 9305 Spring Cypress, 281-257-6550 Houston By Nite, 6200 Wilcrest, 832-328-1808 Katy Cajun, 406 West Grand Parkway, 832-437-2716 Medicinal Purposes Bar & Grill, 712 7th Street, Galveston, 409-974-4365 Pappa Geno's Steak & Cheese, 5313 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-432-0729 Pesto Italian Bistro, 11720 West Airport Boulevard, 281-879-5525 Pollo Campero, 557 South Mason Road, Katy, 281-392-0030 Sapori Ristorante, 7611 Stewart, Galveston, 409-497-2424 Soup & Salad House, 1260 League City Parkway, League City, 281-724-9265 Southside Espresso, 904 Westheimer, 832-758-7904 Smashburger, 174 Yale, 713-568-4619 Ruggles Green, 15903 City Walk, Sugar Land, 281-565-1175 U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt, 25621 Nelson Way, 281-394-2653 Yummy Mpanadas, 12925 FM 1960, 281-469-8669 Zoe's Kitchen, 3838 Westheimer, 713-621-5597

October 2012: Closings

Cabos Grill, 3474 Palmer Highway, Texas City Chicago Hot Dog Shack, 954 FM 1960 Coastal Crossing Grill, 113 E Sealy, Alvin Coffee Oasis, 4650 NASA Parkway, Seabrook Durango's Restaurante & Cantina, 8445 Gulf Freeway Yao Restaurant & Bar, 1201 Fannin Ziggy's Healthy Grill, 702 Main

November 2012: Openings

The Burger Guys, 706 Main, 713-223-4897 Cafe Pita+, 5506 Richmond Casa De Bravos Mexican Restaurant, 4514 Highway 6, Sugar Land, 281-242-2272 Cheesecake Factory, 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, 281-488-0822 Coco Pazzo by Aura, 3340 FM 1092, Missouri City, 281-403-2872 Cove, 2502 Algerian Way, 713-581-6101 Crisp Wine Bar & Eatery, 2220 Bevis, 713-360-0222 Elevation Burger, 3819 Kirby, 713-524-2909 Fusion Noodle House, 27110 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, 281-394-5377 Jimmy Changas, 2504 Gulf Freeway, League City, 832-340-2446 The Lodge Texas Tavern & BBQ, 3130 S. Main, Stafford, 281-499-1335 Nonno Tony's World Kitchen, Pier 21 at Harborside Drive, Galveston, 409-621-5100 Nosh Bistro, 3963 Kirby, 713-522-6674 Sultan Turkish Grill, 8050 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., 281-894-5529 Taste of China, 8260 Louetta, 832-717-3888 Walker Steet Gastropub, 2006 Walker, 713-247-0900 Witchcraft Tavern and Provision Co., 1221 W. 11th, 713-426-2750

November 2012: Closings

AURA Restaurant, 3340 FM 1092, Missouri City Bibas Brooklyn Express, 302 Main Block 7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd Dragon Bowl Asian Bistro, 1221 W. 11th Frank's Chop House, 3736 Westheimer Hula Mama's, 8550 FM 1960 W., Humble Seoul House Restaurant, 10603 Bellaire Boulevard Ziggy's Bar & Grill, 702 Main

December 2012: Openings

Ambrosia, 2003 Lexington, 832-649-4636 Cravings Grill, 29615 FM 1093, Fulshear, 281-346-8196 Eatsie Boys, 4100 Montrose El Pollo Regio, 1623 Cypress Creek Parkway, 281-866-0101 Frank's Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer, 713-572-8600 Hebert's Porterhouse, 21522 FM 2100, Crosby, 281-324-5900 J-Dub's Burger Barn, 5415 E 5th Street, Katy, 832-437-9701 Jimmy Changas, 2504 Gulf Freeway, League City, 832-340-2446 La Casa de Frida, 3452 Ella Boulevard, 713-683-3981 MF Sushi, 5887 Westheimer, 832-530-4321 Papa Mio Italian Cafe, 2006 Lexington, 832-412-1065 Roma's Pizza, 233 Main, 713-222-1184 Sayad Mediterranean Grill, 12225 Westheimer, 281-293-9090 U.S. Smith's BBQ, Beer & Garden, 5512 La Branch, 713-568-2505

December 2012: Closings

901 Postoffice, 901 Postoffice, Galveston Alto Pizzeria, 2800 Kirby Doneraki, 2836 Fulton Goldfish Garden Chinese, 5959 Richmond H Town Bar & Grill, 5111 Washington Avenue Maggie Rita's Modern Mex, 3601 Kirby Mancuso's Hola, 6565 Del Monte Drive Pancho's Mexican Buffet, 27832 I-45, Conroe Shoney's On The Go, 12350 Westheimer Tapas Capriccio, 10865 Jones Road



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