Killen's STQ

Killen’s STQ is Chef-Owner Ronnie Killen’s most recent and ambitious project to date. Blending live-fire steakhouse cooking and barbecue techniques, presented in a relaxed fine dining atmosphere, its menu draws from dishes curated from years of culinary competitions and special dining events. KPC assisted with the launch of Killen’s first concept within Houston city limits, which has received consistent praise from food writers and diners alike from day one. Among KPC’s contributions are designing the brand’s logo, creating content to share its unique story, arranging live TV demos and coordinating with Houstonia Magazine staff to host its sold-out Secret Supper to unveil and celebrate Killen’s STQ as “Best New Restaurant of 2017."

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how we helped

Restaurant Launch | Media + Public Relations | Social Media Management | Events | Logo Design | Website Direction | Print + Digital Marketing | E-News Campaigns | Photography


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Notoriety includes

“Best Chef Southwest” Nomination – James Beard Foundation

“Best New Restaurant” – Houstonia Magazine

“10 Best New Restaurants in Texas” - Texas Monthly

“Pat’s Pick” – Texas Monthly

“Most Important Restaurant Openings in 15 U.S. Cities” – Zagat National

“The Changing Plates of Texas Barbecue” – Food & Wine Magazine

“Nine Reservations You Need in Houston” – Bloomberg.com

“Where to Eat in Houston During Super Bowl” – Food & Wine Magazine

“10 Restaurants We’re Excited to Try in Houston” – Forbes Travel Guide

“The Best New Steak of 2017” – GQ Magazine

“Best Texas BBQ Bites” – Texas Monthly

“Steak and Barbecue at STQ” – Texas Monthly

“7 Spots to Eat in Houston Now” – Virtuoso Magazine

“12 Places to Eat Incredibly Well in Houston Right Now” – Food Republic

“The Top 100 Restaurants in Houston” of 2016 (#15) , 2017 (#2) and 2018 (#27) – Houston Chronicle

“Houston’s Essential 25 Restaurants” - Houstonia Magazine

“Killen's STQ Marries Steakhouse, Barbecuing Techniques in Houston Location” - Jewish Voice Herald

“Big Resumes and Shareable Plates Unite Killen’s STQ and Nobie’s” – Houstonia Magazine

“Houston’s 14 Best New Restaurants” – CultureMap

“Best Places to Eat in Houston Right Now” — Thrillist

“Hottest Restaurants in Houston” – Zagat and Eater Houston

“Houston’s Best New Restaurants” – Thrillist

“Houston’s Best New Lunch” – PaperCity Magazine

“Best Steak in Houston” and “Best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston” – Houston Press

10 Excellent Happy Hours” – Eater Houston

“Where to Find Great Biscuits in Houston” — Houston Food Finder