HOUSTON, Texas -- Relative to all the trauma of 2020, restaurants had it somewhat easier in 2021. While they didn't have to face any shutdowns - at least in Texas - this year still had plenty of challenges.
Rising prices for ingredients and other essentials, a devastating winter storm, an extremely tight labor market, and, most recently, the omicron surge all presented challenges to operators and employees alike. Many places found a way to persevere, but some reached the end of the road.
With that in mind, let's look back at some of the shuttered bars and restaurants we'll miss the most.
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