RIVER OAKS — Brenner's on the Bayou has officially re-opened. The Houston Press reported the upscale steakhouse on the picturesque Buffalo Bayou closed due to heavy flooding in May. We're happy to report , Brenner's announced via Facebook July 15, the restaurant is officially open again. [EaterWire]
MIDTOWN — Izakaya, has been sneakily having preview dinners for selected guests, but good news the new modern Japanese tavern on West Grey is rumored to begin taking reservations for the public by August 1. This would be Houston's first modern day izakaya modeled after a traditional Japanese drinking establishment, but updated to include more global fare. Izakaya chefs Jean-Philippe Gaston (Philippe) and Manabu Horiuchi (Hori) are the creative duo behind Izakaya's menu.
PEARLAND — Seats are limited, but Killen's Barbecue will be hosting a Southern-style beer and dinner pairing Saint Arnold Brewing Co. tonight. Expect treats like compressed watermelon salad (pickled crab, baby argula, cucumber, Texas feta and icon green with fresh watermelon), duck kolache bendict (duck breast, gruyere cheese, duck crackling, duck fat hollandaise) and smoked short rib (blue cheese dumpling, pickled pear onion, English peas and wild mushrooms) from the award winning barbecue establishment. Tickets are $110 per person, be sure to call for reservations call (281)485-0844, the event begins at 7:00 p.m. tonight, July 21. [EaterWire]