1) Monstrose: Monster PBJ, a food truck that is notable not only for its wild paint job but also for its focus on a old childhood favorite, hit the road last week with an eclectic and gourmet take on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They offer white, wheat and gluten free bread, locally made jams, peanut, cashew and almond butters, and extra toppings like agave, nutella, and honey. They'll cut the sandwich one of four ways and will even grill it and remove the crust. Read the full menu here. Status: Certified Open; twitter; official site.
2) Galleria: The West End: A Public House, a new gastropub built out of an old car wash on just west of The Galleria mall, debuted to the public yesterday. Most notable for its 5,000 square foot patio and its extensive craft beer list in a part of town where a good brew isn't easy to come by, smart money says the crowds will be flocking to this one. Status: Certified Open; 5320 Westheimer, 713-590-0616, Facebook.
[Image via Monster PBJ truck]