Openings and Closings in Houston: Get Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts While They're Hot

If you're in the Heights soon, don't miss this caramel-iced doughnut with praline bacon topping from Lee's.
If you're in the Heights soon, don't miss this caramel-iced doughnut with praline bacon topping from Lee's.
Photo courtesy of the F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group

Midtown restaurant Majorca Bistro & Tapas at 207 Gray is closed; we received a reader tip to that effect, and the latest Yelp reviews say the same. The website is still live, but the Facebook page and phone line are both out of service, so Midtown will have to find its tapas elsewhere.

Dosi Restaurant + Soju Bar at 2801 South Shepherd closed its doors on October 5. Owner An Vo says, “We are just going to focus our energy in the new restaurant in Midtown,” referring to Anju, the new concept going into the former West Gray Public House space at 510 Gray. 

Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts is now open at 601 Heights, and it's ready to serve piping hot fried chicken entrees including sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and pulled chicken salads. There are fried chicken combos and traditional sides, but let's get to the doughnuts; you can try vanilla with Mexican chocolate icing, glazed with praline bacon and caramel icing and many more gourmet flavors.

The River Oaks District has announced another tenant– The Tuck Room, which, according to its Craigslist casting call, will be a "hip drinking den" with creative cocktails and an extensive gastro-style bar menu. The bites include croquettes, onion rings with gruyere and a lobster roll with pink chili sauce and chips. The eatery should be opening in November.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom will open in Katy on October 26, and the casual pizza establishment will be slinging pies and brews at 24515 Katy Freeway for a good cause during its preview events. On October 23 and 24, the proceeds from all tastings will go to Target Hunger, an organization that works to feed and inform the hungry. They're open late to satisfy your fourth meal cravings, and be sure to try out the Thai Pie, with roasted chicken, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, sesame seeds and Thai chili sauce.

CityCentre's exclusive club, The Marque, has opened Method, a public restaurant with late hours and a menu designed by chef Mark Cox of Mark's American Cuisine. Andrea Siso of Houstonia got a sneak peak of the delectable dishes, which include a foie gras torchon, roasted Canadian lobster and lamb with mushrooms and wine sauce. The restaurant, located at 798 Sorella, is only open Wednesday through Saturday, so check out The Marque's Facebook page for more details.

The second location of d'marcos pizzeria has opened its doors at 14642 Memorial, where you can find the same classic Chicago pizza recipes that you've loved from the Sugar Land location, plus a few new flavors as well. Try the award-winning pizza on thick or thin crust, or try a sandwich, pasta or salad instead.

If you haven't tried Piada Italian Street Food's piadas yet, now you can sample those Italian-style burritos in Sugar Land at 1930 Highway 6. You can also find tascas, or miniature piadas, pastas like the chicken diavolo with crispy chicken, tomatoes and green onions, and salads with house-made dressings at this fast-casual eatery.

Dunkin' Donuts has unleashed another location at 1525 Bay Area, where you can find delicacies like Reese's peanut butter squares, pumpkin iced coffee and, of course, all the doughnuts you need.

There's a new Snap Kitchen at 19325 Gulf Freeway in Webster where you can find fast and healthy foods to get you through those days when you can't cook for yourself. Check out favorites like the chicken and green chile enchiladas or almond butter and maple pancakes, and you'll also find cold-pressed juices and a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

JCI Grill's location at 701 Town & Country was on a week-long hiatus for remodeling, but it's back and better than ever with new colors, lighting and furniture to match the upgraded menu options.

Finally, Star Cinema Grill has announced a new location in the Miramesa Town Center at Fry and West in Cypress that will open in mid-2017. This Houston-based dine-and-flick establishment boasts three local locations, plus one in Illinois. If you want a taste of what's to come, check out the Missouri City location at 4811 Highway 6, where you can find eats from the Kalifornia Burger with bacon and guacamole to gyros and grilled mahi mahi fillets.

That's all for this week in Openings and Closings! If you know of something we missed, leave us a comment or send us an email.

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