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Lee Ellis' Latest Restaurant Ventures

Holly Moore
February 12, 2013

Like Samson, the bravely bearded Lee Ellis gathers strength from his newly bewhiskered countenance as he opens still more restaurant concepts (he of Liberty Kitchen, BRC, Petite Sweets). On Ella and 34th in the Timbergrove/Garden Oaks neighborhood, he’s purchased a location for a concept currently monikered Surfing Cowboy, which will serve the five food groups: burgers, street tacos, fried chicken, pizza and vodka. Watch for a summer opening. Ellis also plans a summer debut for Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts behind his muy successful Liberty Kitchen on Studewood. But first, Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette opens late April on San Felipe near Mid Lane; expect a look similar to the Heights location, with a stepped-up, River Oaks-y menu. Don’t shave that beard, Lee!