Aaron Franklin, Tyson Cole to bring Loro to the Heights in 2021

Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole
Aaron Franklin, left, and Tyson Cole launched the first Loro in Austin in 2018. (Courtesy Logan Crable/Hai Hospitality)

Aaron Franklin, left, and Tyson Cole launched the first Loro in Austin in 2018. (Courtesy Logan Crable/Hai Hospitality)

The Asian smokehouse and bar Loro, developed by Austin barbecue guru Aaron Franklin and chef Tyson Cole, will open its third location in Houston in 2021 at 1001 W. 11th St. Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group behind Uchi, which also has a Houston presence, and other concepts, announced the move Dec. 5 “Since opening Uchi here in 2012, we have loved being a part of this Houston community,” Cole said in a release. “We are incredibly excited to bring LORO to the Heights! It’s a fantastic neighborhood with so much history." This Loro location will include the same mix of Texas barbecue and Southeast Asian flavors along with a wide-ranging bar program with large indoor and outdoor seating. A Dallas location is in the works for a 2020 debut. www.loroaustin.com
By Matt Dulin

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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