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February 8, 2022 at 6:00 AM
by Get Lost Houston

After much anticipation, Loro Asian Smokehouse and Bar, will open its Houston location in the Heights neighborhood at (1001 W 11th St. Houston) this February 23. Loro, a culinary partnership between famed Pitmaster Aaron Franklin and Chef Tyson Cole, is part of Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group that counts Loro Austin; Dallas Loro; Uchi and Uchiko in Austin; Uchi in Houston; Uchi and Uchibā in Dallas; Uchi Denver; Uchi Miami among its concepts.

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Here’s where you come in now: As part of the opening lead-up celebration, on February 7th, Loro Heights will launch an Instagram giveaway where one lucky person can win a chance to hang out in the smoker with Chef Marcos Leal and learn how to smoke a brisket. The winner will also receive the opportunity to enjoy a $200 happy hour with their friends!

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The Loro Heights menu will balance Southeast Asian flavors with the rich texture of traditional Texas BBQ that has become the hallmark of the concept. The opening of Loro Heights advances an exciting period for the concept and its creators, as they continue to expand the brand footprint with a fourth location in Addison, Texas slated later this year and plans for additional markets in 2022.

"We cannot wait to get the doors open on this new Loro location in the Heights,” said founder Tyson Cole in a statement. “We were able to repurpose this incredible church structure with a truly welcoming community feel and now we are ready to start slicing brisket and serving slushees.”

The Giveaway

To enter, participants must go to and enter their email, and then follow @loroeats on Instagram and tag four friends in the comments. The winner will be announced February 17th on Instagram @loroeats.