Openings and Closings in Houston: Kenny & Ziggy's Expansion Plans & Year End Wrapup

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Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen has announced that a second location of the famous eatery will be coming to 5172 Buffalo Speedway in February. This West University location will be smaller than the deli's original location at 2327 Post Oak, but will boast the same menu. Owner Ziggy Gruber told CultureMap's Eric Sandler that this new location will serve as a prototype for a later expansion to Austin.

Next year will also see the first Houston location of Bacon Bros. Public House, a meat-centric eatery based in South Carolina that focuses on fresh, farm-to-table fare. There isn't a location set yet for the new swine shrine, but we're keeping our ears to the ground. We can't wait to try their house-cured pancetta and salami, crispy pork shank and bacon caramel popcorn.

Eater Houston's Wes Griffin reports that a Houston location of Steel City Pops is coming soon to 420 East 20th in the Heights. The Alabama-based popsicle company makes organic, craft popsicles from locally-sourced ingredients in flavors like gingerbread cream cheese and maple bacon with bourbon. It'll be just the thing to help you stay cool in the summer– or, apparently, in the winter.

Although Fuzzy's Taco Shop hasn't listed its forthcoming River Oaks location on the website yet, the location has an official Facebook page for the newest location at 2015 West Gray behind the River Oaks Theatre. There's no word yet on an opening date, so stay tuned for updates.

The southern Indian restaurant chain formerly known as The Dosa Factory and currently known as DGN Factory has opened its third Houston-area location, says Christine Gerbode of Swamplot. The new, counter-service-only eatery is located below 1001 Fannin in the downtown tunnel system.

The newest El Pollo Loco is now open at 23716 Southwest Freeway in Rosenberg, where you can find the classic citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken that has made the chain so successful. The new location has an open kitchen layout, so you can watch your chicken take its turn on the grill before it heads to your table.

Golden Wok, 3468 Ella, has re-opened after its repairs and renovations with the same fare it offered before, such as sushi, chow mein and traditional Chinese dishes.

As always, if you know of something that we've forgotten, send us a tip and get yourself mentioned in next week's column. You can leave us a comment or send us an email.

Now, it's time for the annual round-up of every restaurant that opened, closed, rebranded or relocated this year. Take a look at this list to relive some of the culinary excitement and woe of 2015.

VII Kitchen & Craft Cocktails, 2207 Richmond 
41 Degree Sake, 17513 State Highway 249
Ahh Coffee, 2018 Rusk
Akamaru Japanese Restaurant, 315 Fairview 
Akasaka Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, 6833 West Sam Houston Parkway South
ALDI, 2373 Bypass 35 South
Añejo, 1180 Uptown Park 
Around the Corner, 1510 Hutchins
Artisana Bread, 965 Pinemont
Avesta Persian Grill, 2691 Wilcrest
Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama
B&B Butchers, 1814 Washington
Bagel Dots, 5533 Judalon
Bahama Buck's, 11300 Katy Freeway
The Barking Pig, 2307 Ella
Barnaby’s, 1801 Binz
Barringer, 108 Main 
BB's Cafe, 406 W Grand Pkwy S., Katy
BBQ Godfather, 22318 I-45 North
Beaucoup Bar & Grill, 6356 Richmond
Bernadine's, 1801 North Shepherd
Bernie's Burger Bus, 2643 Commercial Center Boulevard
Berryhill Baja Grill, 1201 W 43rd
Big City Wings, 5402 Highway 6 North
Big Eyed Fish, 908 Henderson
Biskit Junkie, 403 Westheimer
Bistecca Steak House, 224 Westheimer
Black & White, 1001 Studewood
Blaze Fast- Fire'd Pizza, 16100 Kensington
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, 9650 Westheimer
Bollo Wood Fired Pizza, 2202 West Alabama
Bramble, 2231 South Voss
Bravissimo! Italian Kitchen, 11500 Space Center Blvd
Brick & Mortar Kitchen, 7227 West Grand Parkway South
Brooklyn Meatball Co., 1200 McKinney
BuffBurger, 1014 Wirt 
The Burger Joint, 2703 Montrose
Cabo Baja & Mexican Grill, 544 Sawdust
Café Japon, 5900 Memorial 
Calabash Island Eats, 1515 Pease
Cajun Fuze, 3702 FM 1960
Casian King, food truck
Chef Frank Triola's Cafe, 5740 South Wayside
Chocolate Wasted, 204 Telephone
Christian's Tailgate, 1012 Congress
Class 502, 9889 Bellaire
The Commoner, 410 Main
Commonwealth, 4610 Washington
Cooking Girl, 315 Fairview
Corkscrew BBQ, 26608 Keith
Corner Bakery Cafe, 19355 Katy Freeway
Cousins Maine Lobster, 4790 Calhoun
Crescent City Beignets, 6383 Westheimer
Crisp, 2520 Research Forest 
Cureight, 24 Waterway
Curry Sultan, 5350 FM 1960
The Del, 6565 Del Monte
Del Frisco’s Grill, 1900 Hughes Landing
DGN Factory, 1001 Fannin (tunnel)
Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet, 22453 Katy Freeway 
Ding Ding, 9398 Bellaire 
Dish Society, 23501 Cinco Ranch 
The District, 610 Main
d'marcos pizzeria, 14642 Memorial
Drew's BBQ, 819 Richmond
Dunkin' Donuts, 1525 Bay Area
Dunkin' Donuts, 6127 FM 2920
Dunkin' Donuts, 13423 Westheimer
The Durham House, 1200 Durham
EaDo's, 2024 Rusk
The Egg & I, 10603 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale
El Pollo Loco, 390 South Mason
El Pollo Loco, 23716 Southwest Freeway
El Tiempo, 322 Westheimer 
Enoteca Rossa, 4566 Bissonnet
EQ Heights, 1030 Heights 
Etta's, food truck
Express Roll, 10621 Broadway
Fellini Gelata and Caffé, 794 Sorella
Fielding's Local Kitchen + Bar, 26400 Kuykendahl
Flo Paris, 5757 Westheimer
Flow Juice Bar, 4444 Westheimer
Fluff Bake Bar, 314 Gray
Fogo de Chão, 1900 Hughes Landing
Foreign Correspondents, 4721 North Main
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 12407 FM 1960 West
Frenchy's Fried Chicken, 7903 Beechnut
Frenchy's Fried Chicken, 9415 Broadway 
Frenchy's Fried Chicken, 11788 West Sam Houston Parkway
Fuzii Restaurant, 12755 Southwest Freeway
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 947 Gessner 
Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 5427 Bissonnet
The Ginger Mule Tonics & Meals, 2228 Texas Drive
Gino's East, 17116 Tomball Parkway
Graffiti's on Union Street, 2003 Union
Gray's Public House, 510 Gray
Grindhouse, 5403 North Shepherd 
Gringo's Mexican Kitchen, 19330 I-45 North
Gumbo Jeaux’s, 2155 Durham
Harajuku Japanese Grill, 12925 FM 1960 W.
Haveli, 5901 Hillcroft
Healthy Cow Pizza, Delivery Service
H-E-B, 5895 San Felipe
Helen Greek Food and Wine, 2429 Rice
Henke & Pillot, 809 Congress
Hot Breads, 8401 Westheimer
Houston Watch Company, 913 Franklin 
Hugs & Donuts, 1901 North Shepherd 
Hunky-Dory Tavern, 1801 North Shepherd
iPic Theater, 4444 Westheimer
Izakaya, 318 Gray
Jackson Street Barbecue, 209 Jackson
JINYA Ramen, 3201 Louisiana
Jersey Mike's, 3091 College Park
Johnny's Gold Brick, 2518 Yale 
Just Falafel, 500 Dallas (tunnel) 
KA Sushi, 1901 North Shepherd
Kamalan Bakery, 9889 Bellaire
Karbach Brewing Co. Restaurant, 2032 Karbach
Kaung Kaung San Restaurant, 5757 Ranchester
Kim’s Teahouse, 10944 Westheimer
Krispy Kreme, 8611 Westheimer
Kung Fu Tea, 3224 Yoakum Blvd
L&L Chinese Sushi Restaurant, 3939 North Fry
LA Crawfish, 939 West Bay Area
La Grange, 2517 Ralph
Le Cakery Boutique,1014 Wirt
Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts, 601 Heights
Les Ba'Get, 1717 Montrose
Lincoln Bar & Kitchen, 5110 Washington
Local Pour, The Woodlands, 1900 Hughes Landing, #350 
Los Cucos, 9520 North Sam Houston Parkway East 
Los Cucos Signature Café, 1111 Studewood
Lotus Seafood, 2825 South Kirkwood
The Lucky Fig, food truck
Mala Sichuan, 1201 Westheimer
Mama Fu's Asian House, 12341 FM 1960
Mama Sumba Sports Bar & Grill, 9522 North Sam Houston Parkway East
Mary'z Lebanese Cuisine, 4500 Washington
Mazcalzone, 1500 Shepherd
Mein Restaurant, 9630 Clarewood
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 20440 Highway 59
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 2680 Pearland Parkway
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 19824 Southwest Freeway 
Menchie's Frozen Yourt, 13421 Westheimer
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 2903 Woodridge 
'Merica, 11500 Space Center Boulevard 
Method at The Marque, 798 Sorella
MF Sushi, 1401 Binz
Miayabi Sushi, 4502 Highway 6
Minuti Coffee, 8821 Westheimer
Miyako, 4601 Washington
Mo's Irish Pub, 138 Vintage Park
MOD Pizza's, 5777 San Felipe
Moe's Southwest Grill, 15718 Texas 288
The Moonshiners Southern Table and Bar, 1000 Prairie
Mr. C's Irish Pub, 1570 South Dairy Ashford
Newk's Eatery, 9448 Katy Freeway
Ninja Frog, food truck
Noodles & Company, 5174 Richmond
North Harbor Bistro, 10920 Fry
North Italia, 1700 Post Oak
Nourish Juice Bar, 1000 West Gray
Oba Japanese Cuisine, 4645 Highway 6
Oc N More, 10611 Bellaire
Ocean Grille, 228 Seawall, Galveston 
Oddball Eats, food truck
Off The Vine, 2865 Dulles
Oka Uptown, 2200 Post Oak
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, 24515 Katy Freeway
Olive Garden, 2929 Southwest Freeway
Omelette & Waffle Restaurant, 5711 Bissonnet
Oporto Fooding House & Wine, 125 West Gray
Osaka, 3149 Highway 6 South
Oxheart, 1302 Nance
Pappa Charlies, 2012 Rusk
Pappas Bar-B-Q, 8560 Gulf Freeway
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 1200 McKinney
PDQ, 25686 Northwest Freeway
Peli Peli Galleria, 5085 Westheimer
PESKA Seafood Culture, 1700 Post Oak 
Pho Binh, 2916 White Oak
Pho Us, 5553 Highway 6
Piada Italian Street Food, 1930 Highway 6
Piada Italian Street Food, 5801 Memorial
Pie Five Pizza, 19325 Gulf Freeway
Pinkberry, 1700 Post Oak
Pizaro's Pizza, 1020 West Gray
PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, 2155 Durham
Pollo Campero, 9979 Beechnut
Pollo Tropical, 3170 Gulf Freeway
Pollo Tropical, 25635 Highway 59 North 
Pollo Tropical, 13347 Westheimer 
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 14215 FM 2920
Pour Society, 947 North Gessner
Proud Pie, 3522 South Mason
Pura Coffee, 7925 Katy Fwy
The Republic Smokehouse & Saloon, 1910 Bagby 
Rice & Spice Indian Restaurant, 2402 Bay Area
Rico's Morning + Noon + Night, 401 Gray
The Rice Box, 5 Greenway Plaza
The Rolling Kitchen, food truck
Roux 38 Lounge, 3811 Ennis
Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 20500 Southwest Freeway
Ruggles Green, 2501 Research Forest
Rustic Oak Wine Bar, 511 Richmond
Salata, 2810 Business Center Drive (Pearland)
Salata, 1201 Fannin
Salata, 1600 Louetta
Salata, 17515 Spring Cypress
Salata, 2617 West Holcombe
Saldivia's South American Grill, 10850 Westheimer
SaltAir Seafood Kitchen, 3029 Kirby
Saltillo, 5427 Bissonnet
Samurai Noodle, 1801 Durham
Saravanaa Bhavan, 8350 Westheimer
Scrappy Brown's, 4830 Almeda
SE7EN Ultra Lounge, 2207 Richmond 
The Shack, 12170 Telge
Sharetea, 9889 Bellaire
Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar, 7417 W Grand Pkwy S., Richmond
Sichuan Queen, 9114 Bellaire
Signature Kafe, 3722 Main
Simone on Sunset, 2418 Sunset
Smashburger, 852 Highway 6
SMOOSH Cookies, 2814 South Shepherd 
Snap Kitchen, 19325 Gulf Freeway
Snap Kitchen, 405 Montrose
Snap Kitchen, 250 West 20th
Songkran Thai Kitchen, 2248 Texas Drive
Southern Goods, 632 West 19th
Spare Key, 2416 Brazos 
Spicy Eggs, 3330 Hilcroft
Sprinkles' Cupcake ATM, 4014 Westheimer
Sprouts Farmers Market, 2718 Old Chocolate Bayou
Sprouts Farmers Market, 195 Yale 
State of Grace, 3256 Westheimer
The Stuffed Baked Potato Factory, 6362 MLK
Sweet Paris Crêperie and Café, 797 Sorella
Sweetwater Seafood, 16525 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land
Table 57 (H-E-B) 5895 San Felipe
Taco Cabana, 25657 Highway 59 North
Tapester's Grill, 4520 Beechnut
Taquerias Arandas, 8111 South Gessner 
Tarakaan, 2301 Main
The Tipsy Dessert Bar, 5555 Morningside
Toasted, 3434 Ella
Trader Joe's, 2717 Commercial Center
Tsukiji Fusion Sushi, 24449 Katy Freeway
Ula's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 5555 Washington
Velvet Taco, 4819 Washington
Vinoteca Poscól, 608 Westheimer
Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline
Wing Zone, 2811 Business Center in Pearland
Yard House, 1132 Baybrook Mall Drive

60 Degrees Mastercrafted, 2300 Westheimer 
Acacia Food Mart, 11821 Wilcrest
Akamaru Japanese Restaurant, 315 Fairview
Arturo's Uptown Italiano, 1180 Uptown Park
Berryhill, 3407 Montrose
Big Woodrow's, 3111 Chimney Rock
The Bird House, 606 East 11th
The Bird and The Bear, 2810 Westheimer
Bistro des Amis, 2347 University
Bonnie's Beef and Seafood, 6867 Gulf Freeway
Brick & Spoon, 1312 West Alabama
Cafe Express, 5601 Main in MFAH
The Chicken Ranch, 6500 North Main
Chuanr/ Tree Tree Grill, 9889 Bellaire
Clutch City Squire, 410 Main
Commonwealth, 4601 Washington
Dua, 1201 Westheimer
Dosi Restaurant + Soju Bar, 2801 South Shepherd
Eatsie Boys Museum Park Cafe, 1801 Binz
Eleven:Eleven, 607 West Gray 
Fire Station 11, 4520 Washington
Getto Burger, 8670 Antoine
Hollister Grill, 1741 Hollister
I Love This Bar & Grill, 1000 West Oaks Mall
Kahn's Deli, 2429 Rice
Lillo & Ella, 2307 Ella
Majorca Bistro & Tapas, 207 Gray
Mezzanine Lounge, 2200 Southwest Fwy #150
Mia Bella Trattoria, 320 Main
Osteria Mazzantini, 2200 Post Oak
Outlaw Dave’s Worldwide Headquarters, 6502 Washington
Piatto, 1111 Studewood
Preview Modern Seafood, 4645 Highway 6 
Prince's Hamburgers, 3899 Southwest Freeway
Radical Eats, 507 Westheimer 
Ragin' Cajun, 2626 Research Forest
Roznovsky's Hamburgers, 3401 West T.C. Jester
Ruggles Café Bakery, 2365-A Rice 
Ruggles Green, 2311 West Alabama
The Stag's Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth
Te House of Tea, 1927 Fairview
Teala's, 3210 West Dallas
Texadelphia, 6025 Westheimer
Texas Cafeteria, 2400 N. Shepherd
Tipico Café, 5758 FM 1960
Tony's Barbecue & Steak House, 1225 Travis
Überrito, 2245 West Alabama
What's Up Cupcake, 632 West 20th
Wunsche Bros. Café & Saloon, 103 Midway, Old Town Spring
Yapa Kitchen Fresh Take Away, 3173 West Holcombe
Yum Yum Cha, 2435 Times

Ballpark Café,1520 Texas 
Brenner's On The Bayou, 1 Birdsall
Golden Wok, 3468 Ella
GUAD Texas Chef Mex, 2925 Southwest Freeway
JCI Grill, 6955 Gulf Freeway
Kolache Shoppe, 3945 Richmond
Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen
Los Tios, 3308 Texas 6
The Owl Bar, 2221 West Alabama
Russo’s New York Pizzeria, 604 Polk

Opened, Then Closed
Bizkit Junkie, 2925 West T.C. Jester
Harwood Grill, 2300 Westheimer 
Spring Water Café, 14520 Memorial

Beirut Fine Lebanese Cuisine, 4105 Washington, became Fig & Wasp Test Kitchen
Cafe Hélène, 3101 Main, became Saigon House
The El Cantina Superior, 602 Studewood, becoming a brewpub
Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co., 1221 West 11th, became Republic Diner + Sojubang

Asia Market, 1010 West Cavalcade, moved to 4822 Fulton
Gatlin's BBQ, 1221 W. 19th, moved to 3510 Ella
Killen's Steakhouse, 2804 South Main, moved to 6425 Broadway in Pearland
La Fisheria, 4705 Inker, moved to 213 Milam

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