Heights roundup: A new coney on the block, plus Killen's, coffee and crawfish

Atlanta-based The Original Hotdog Factory plans to open Sept. 4 at 920 Studemont St., Houston. (Courtesy The Original Hot Dog Factory)
Atlanta-based The Original Hotdog Factory plans to open Sept. 4 at 920 Studemont St., Houston. (Courtesy The Original Hot Dog Factory)

Atlanta-based The Original Hotdog Factory plans to open Sept. 4 at 920 Studemont St., Houston. (Courtesy The Original Hot Dog Factory)

Take a look around what is new in the Heights area this past month and what is coming in September.

Now open

The James Beard nominated chef Ronnie Killen, known for his barbecue and steakhouse enterprises, opened Killen’s at 101 Heights Blvd., Houston, on Aug. 19. The restaurant opened for dine-in dinner service initially, but it will eventually add take-out options. The menu offers Southern comfort food, such as fried chicken, chicken-fried steak and other family-inspired options. 713-637-4664. www.killensrestaurants.com

The diet-conscious, fast-casual restaurant Flower Child opened its third location in Houston at 1533 N. Shepherd Drive, Ste. 100, on Aug. 4. The restaurant, owned by Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, was originally expected to open in March, but it was delayed because of the pandemic. Its menu offers gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. 346-230-4478. www.iamaflowerchild.com

Tenfold Coffee opened July 22 at 101 Aurora Street, Houston on July 22. The coffee shop and roastery specializes in sourcing high quality coffee from sustainable farms in developing countries, hosting educational opportunities, selling beans and coffee subscriptions and merchandise in addition to an extensive drink menu. www.tenfoldcoffee.com


Coming soon

Crawfish Cafe
will open its new location at 1026 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston, on Sept. 12. The Viet-Cajun restaurant opened in the Alief area in 2013. The menu offers boiled crawfish with nine flavor options, as well as Gulf blue crabs, snow crab legs, king crab legs, oysters and shrimp. 281-575-1746. www.crawfishcafe.com

Atlanta-based The Original Hotdog Factory plans to open Sept. 4 at 920 Studemont St., Houston. With an extensive menu of options from Jamaican Jerk hot dogs to Mexican-inspired Taco hot dogs, the restaurant puts a creative spin on the classic staple. 920 Studemont Street, Ste. 300, Houston. 713-861-3647. www.theoriginalhotdogfactory.com