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Texas comfort food restaurant lassos up new Sugar Land location

Texas comfort food restaurant lassos up new Sugar Land location

State Fare bar interior
State Fare is coming to Sugar Land. Photo by Julie Soefer

Sugar Land will soon have a new option for Texas-inspired comfort food. State Fare will open a second location in Sugar Land Town Square later this year, Town Square owner Planned Community Developers, Ltd. (PCD) announced.

The new State Fare will replace a shuttered Cafe Express at 15930 City Walk. Like the original location in Memorial City, the new restaurant will be quite large — just more than 6,000 square feet — and will serve lunch, dinner, brunch, and late-night bites.

"I couldn’t be more excited to share a restaurant I truly love to such an amazing community," owner Omar Khan said in a statement. "A premier location within Sugar Land Town Square will allow us to expand our State Fare Kitchen & Bar brand and introduce this concept to another part of Houston."

On the menu, diners will find all the dishes that propelled State Fare to the title of Best New Restaurant in the 2017 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, including chicken fried steak, dill pickle dip, and XXL pancakes. Under the direction of new executive chef Justin Yoakum (Fleming's, Au Fudge), the menu also offers lighter options such a poke bowl and vegan spaghetti. Expect a full range of craft beer and cocktails to match the original.

Khan's Culinary Khancepts, a sister concept to the Star Cinema Group, acquired State Fare from Cherry Pie Hospitality last year. Sambrooks Management Company, owners of popular Montrose barbecue joint The Pit Room, acquired Cherry Pie's other concepts, including Star Fish (since rebranded and remodeled into 1751 Sea & Bar) and Pi Pizza.