MIDTOWN— Zagat Houston recommends heading to Sparrow Bar + Cookshop for brunch this weekend. "You can score brunch at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop this Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM, but that's not the only good news. The restaurant just announced they will serve our favorite in-between meal on weekdays as well. (But be warned they're not open at all on Sundays and Mondays.)" [Zagat Houston]
HEIGHTS— Those familiar with Burns Suppers are already preparing their snifters for this night of whisky and poorly recited poetry. The late poet Robert Burns has long been commemorated with annual suppers around the world. In Houston, now-shuttered Feast was known to host these, and now that the once owner of that establishment Richard Knight has joined restaurant group Treadsack, the folks behind D&T Drive Inn, Down House and the upcoming Foreign Correspondents, that tradition will make a comeback with a preview for Treadsack's other upcoming spot Hunky Dory. Head to D&T Drive Inn on Jan. 25 for a celebration that will feature some special Scottish guests reciting Burns' poetry, some bagpipers, and a number of toasts. The traditional meal of haggis, Cock-a-leekie soup, and Cranachan will be prepared by Knight and will be accompanied by Laphroaig and Ardmore. Buy tickets here.
GALLERIA— Kiran's is throwing its own Burns Night, but this celebration of the late poet's birthday is scheduled for tonight (Jan. 24) beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a six-course dinner and a Glenmorangie tasting led by Hal Brock. Call 713-960-8472 for last-minute reservations.