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Beloved Dim Sum Destination Fung’s Kitchen Sustains Major Damage in Fire

Plus, a new breakfast pop-up from the minds behind Sticky’s Chicken and more Houston dining intel

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Fung’s Kitchen was badly damaged by fire overnight.

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Longtime Sharpstown Chinese restaurant Fung’s badly damaged in fire

Fung’s Kitchen, a longtime Sharpstown Chinese restaurant that’s been family-owned for three decades, has been badly damaged in a fire, according to ABC13. The fire was discovered late Sunday night by a passing police officer, fueled by overnight wind gusts of about 20 mph. Houston Fire crews say the blaze started inside the restaurant and caused significant damage. The restaurant was closed at the time, and there were no injuries. The restaurant is known for its dim sum, massive king crabs, and lavish Lunar New Year celebrations.

Sticky’s Chicken launches new breakfast pop-up

Sticky’s Chicken, the celeb-favorite wing shop at Sawyer Yards, is launching a new breakfast pop-up serving egg sandwiches. SCRMBLD, which launches on January 30, will feature four types of egg sandwiches served on maple butter Texas toast, with toppings like bacon, sausage, tomato and spinach, and ham and cheese. The pop-up starts at 10 a.m. until the food runs out. Sticky’s owners, siblings Benson and Patsy Vivares, will host the pop-up every week, with plans to eventually expand the menu.

Katy’s Social Pub & Grill to open second location west of Houston

Social Pub & Grill, the popular Katy hotspot serving gourmet burgers and craft cocktails, has announced a second location, slated to open in Fulshear later this year. The neighborhood pub is the first full-service restaurant announced for Cross Creek Commons, and new grocery store-anchored shopping center at FM 1463 and South Fry Road. The restaurant’s Katy location just celebrated its three-year anniversary.