After a small electrical fire wiped out some of the audio and visual equipment at Hughes Hangar, 2811 Washington, the bar announced via social media that it would be shuttering for good on March 12. The original Facebook post announcing the closure has been removed, although the Twitter version is still accessible. There's been no word as to whether the fire or other circumstances led to the sudden closure.
Two and a half years after its opening, Mr. Peeples, the Midtown steak-and-seafood eatery, will close at the end of business hours on Easter Sunday, March 27. The location, which is owned by Landmark Hospitality Group, will be transitioned into another dining concept in the coming months.
Another two-year-old steakhouse, S & S Steaks & Spirits at 815 Plantation in Richmond, closes for good this Friday, March 18. The closing celebration is from 8 to 11 p.m., and reservations are required. Make yours by calling 832-847-4143.
Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle reports that Canard, the cocktail bar extraordinaire from Treadsack drinks director Leslie Ross, will soon be open at 4721 North Main next to Foreign Correspondents, another Treadsack concept. Stay tuned to the bar's social media pages for an opening announcement, which will hopefully come this weekend.
Mobile bakery Zeapod Cakery has opened its brick-and-mortar location at 13010 FM 529, where you'll find custom cakes, cake balls and cupcakes for every occasion.
Cara Smith of the Houston Business Journal has confirmed that H-E-B Grocery is in negotiations for a plot of land on Washington at Studemont, but, as of now, nothing is set in stone.
Add Izakaya, 318 Gray, to your Sunday brunch list. The Japanese gastropub now offers it from noon to 5 p.m., with dishes like pork katsu "croc monsieur" and okonomiyaki batter waffle Monte Cristo with spicy blackberry syrup.
Fiesta Mart's location at 2300 North Shepherd in The Heights is closing on March 27; according to the Houston Chronicle, a spokesman said that business reasons led the company to decide to invest more funds at other stores and abandon the Heights location.
National bubble tea, smoothie and coffee haven Kung Fu Tea has opened a Houston outpost at 11200 Broadway in Pearland Town Center. The offerings will be familiar to bubble tea lovers, with menu items like passion fruit green tea and bubble milk teas.
Darla Guillen of the Houston Chronicle reports that Broken Barrel, a tapas eatery and wine bar, has signed a lease for Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. The restaurant will feature international wines, charcuterie boards and house-made desserts.
Golden Chick, a fried-chicken franchise based in Richardson, opens its first Houston location on Monday, March 21 at 8910 Westheimer. In a few weeks, a second location will open at 2824 Spears. Check out the Westheimer location's Facebook contest for a chance to win free chicken for a year.
The first Houston location of another chicken favorite, Cowboy Chicken, is now open at 20702 Katy Freeway and serving wood-fired chicken with homestyle, Southern sides.
Express Rolls opened recently at 919 Milam in the underground tunnels downtown. The shop offers sushi in a grab-and-go format that's perfect for weekday lunches.
That's it for this week's restaurant openings and closings! If you know of something we missed, leave us a comment or send us an email.
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