Fegen’s replacing Liberty Kitchen in the Heights

The interior of Fegen's, which occupies the former Liberty Kitchen space in the Heights. (Photo by Carla Gomez)

After F.E.E.D. TX Restaurant Group sold the Liberty Kitchen brand last summer, the company kept ownership of the Heights location at 1050 Studewood St. with plans to reimagine the space.

The new restaurant will be called Fegen’s and is helmed by Lance Fegen, who is chef, owner and managing partner.

“This is a very special place for us,” Will Davis, another managing partner, said in a news release. “When we sold the Liberty Kitchen brand last year, we knew we had to keep this particular locale; it’s where Liberty Kitchen started; it’s been Lance’s home base for almost a decade, it’s situated in our neighborhood - where we live, and it’s where we’ve always gone with our own friends and family.”

The menu at Fegen’s will feature American fare of seafood salads, cooked meat and “comfort” sides, pastas and pizzas. Specific items include steaks with au jus, Chicken Schnitzel, Surrago’s Sunday Meatball, Veal and Pork Tomato Gravy and Macaroni, Linguine and Clam Sauce, Neapolitan-style pizza and Blue Mussels in a tomato-garlic butter.

The bar will focus on elevating classic cocktails through modern recipes and quality liquors.

Gone are the coastal vibes of Liberty Kitchen. Fegen’s was remodeled for sophistication with deep reds, greens and dark paneling.

Once Fegen’s opens this spring, the restaurant will operate for dinnertime only, with to-go and online ordering available. Lunch and brunch services will be added in the following weeks.

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