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Brooks Place BBQ Owner Chases, Holds Robbery Suspects At Gunpoint

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Don’t mess with Brooks Place
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— He’s made his position on guns abundantly clear, but Brooks Place BBQ owner Trent Brooks served up a little real-life vigilante justice when he saw a robbery in progress at a hardware store near his Barbecue trailer. According to reports, Brooks chased suspects in his vehicle at speeds upwards of 115 miles per hour, and even held one at gunpoint before the alleged robber fled on foot. Police have not yet identified any suspects. [Houston Chronicle]

— In the most appropriate scheduling of all time, The Ivy & James at Evelyn’s Park will make its official debut on April 22, or Earth Day. Progress is underway at the restaurant, helmed by Chef Jaime Zelko, and construction is nearing completion on the space at 4400 Bellaire Boulevard. [EaterWire]

— Just weeks after the closure of Foreign Correspondents, the space at 4721 North Main already has a new tenant. The building will soon be occupied by the second outpost of Hughie’s Tavern and Vietnamese Grill, set to make its debut this May. Notably, the adjacent bar space (formerly Canard) will be home to a “companion bar” that will serve cocktails alongside Hughie’s selection of craft beers. [CultureMap]

— In celebration of its grand opening, Fusion Taco will host a party on Sunday, February 19th at the new Heights location. In addition to free tacos served from the original Fusion truck, guests will be able to score $3 beers, margaritas, bloody marys, and mimosas. [EventWire]