There’s a new life ahead for the former Vida "Sexy Tex-Mex" Restaurant space.
Partners Lee Ellis and Lance Fegen will open Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette at 4224 San Felipe sometime in the first half of 2013.
In a release Ellis and Fegen say of the new venture:
“We learned a lot as Liberty Kitchen grew into the neighborhood, the menu is never static, it evolves constantly. However, what will be the same is great food and service, supported by a high energy, focused staff. This big brother (4,000 square feet) to the original Liberty Kitchen, should be described as ‘similar but not the same.”
Foodies with good memories may recall that that that address originally was to have been Vivo, a high end Mexican restaurant created Austin-based chef Paul Petersen. There was even an awning!
When those plans fell through, the property’s owner Trey Melcher opened Vida, which had a unique-to-Houston no-kids policy. It closed in September.