Hai Hospitality is preparing to open a new Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar at 5333 Kirby Drive, Houston, north of Rice Village.

Originally from Austin, Loro opened its first Houston location in the Heights in February. The new Kirby location coming to the University Place area is scheduled for a summer 2023 opening.

The Loro menu features the flavors of Texas barbecue and Southeast Asian cuisine.

In a press release, Loro founder Tyson Cole said growing the restaurant's presence in Houston is a natural progression.

“Houston is the ultimate foodie community,” Cole said. www.loroeats.com