Liberty Kitchen Launching Second Location in Former "Sexy Tex-Mex" Spot

Love the gumbo and raw bar at Liberty Kitchen, but hate driving into the Heights? Good news -- especially for Galleria-area food fans -- because owners Lee Ellis and Lance Fegen are launching a second location of the seafood restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Vida Sexy Tex-Mex.

The spot at 4224 San Felipe, which was vacated by Vida in September, is still owned by Vida's former show-runner, Trey Melcher, who is leasing the space to Ellis and Fegen. Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette -- the new location's name -- will be the pair's fourth restaurant in Houston, including BRC Gastropub and Petite Sweets.

In a press release, Ellis and Fegen called the new 4,000-square-foot Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette a "big brother to the original Liberty Kitchen," and said that it "should be described as 'similar but not the same.'"

Fans of Liberty Kitchen's original location can expect "the same is great food and service, supported by a high energy, focused staff," said the duo.

Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette plans to open in spring 2013.

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