Bungalow Heights is open
Last weekend the new bar and restaurant, Bungalow Heights, officially opened. According to Eater Houston, they are open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. with menu options including, chicken fingers and gravy, loaded potato bombs served with siracha ranch, nacho waffle fries with chicken, steak, or pulled pork on top. Come try the food while sipping on one of their many cocktails. Find them at 1919 Beall St.
Poitin does brunch
This Saturday Poitin is launching weekend brunch that will be available every Saturday and Sunday from then on, as reported by HoustonPress. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. come enjoy dishes like Poitin Benedict with boxty cakes, shredded pork and Creole mustard hollandaise, Duck Leg Hash with Eggs, and potato hash and fresh herbs. A variety of brunch cocktails will also be available! Stop by at 2313 Edwards.
Harold’s parts ways with new chef
Chef Richard Knight joined Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room in February of this year and recently decided to step down as executive chef. Owner Alli Jarrett and Knight remain on good terms as Knight leaves to pursue his passion in filmmaking and to focus on family. Knight assisted with a few operational changes and added several new menu items. The restaurant is also debuting a set of summer menu options; including, Summer Peach Salad tossed with lemon juice and Tajin topped with fresh feta, jalapeños, mint, cilantro and crispy shallots with a balsamic reduction; Deviled Eggs & Shrimp made with Whitehurst Heritage Farm eggs, Gulf shrimp, topped with aioli and jalapeño; and Fresh Grouper Succotash with Covey Rise Farm peas, beans and corn served with creamy caper sauce & marinated cherry tomatoes with basil. There’s a refreshing new drink on the menu as well: The Nocturnal Flower made with citron vodka, lemon, lavender, Cointreau and crème Yvette. As for now the kitchen operation will be handled by the long-time nine-person kitchen staff.
New menu options at Max’s Wine Dive
Brandi Key, the new culinary director for Lasco Enterprises (the restaurant group behind Max’s Wine Dive), is hitting the reset button on Max’s menu according to the Houston Chronicle. The classic dishes like, the fried chicken, fried egg sandwich, and macaroni and cheese will stay on the menu, which has been updated to include shared plates, lighter options, and gluten-free options. Some of the new appetizers include: Salisbury steak meatballs on mashed potatoes with caramelized onion and peppered brown gravy, beer cheese fondue with pretzel bread, and crispy fried Gulf oysters with malt vinegar tartar sauce. New entrees include: beef tenderloin medallions with mashed potatoes, garlic broccolini and mushrooms, rice noodles and vegetables in a spicy yellow curry sauce, and seared yellowfin tuna poke with avocado. Max’s Wine Dive is located at 4720 Washington Ave.
Boozy drive-thru on Washington Ave.
Candy Shack Daiquiris just opened its Washington Ave. location. This drive-thru offers up booze-filled slushes topped with gummy candy, as reported by Eater Houston. They offer multiple classic daiquiri flavors like piña colada and hurricane, and some “mixology” flavors like, caramel apple and peaches ‘n’ cream. The daiquiris come in giant to-go cups or fish-bowl sized servings. Candy Shack Daiquiris is now open at 5111 Washington Avenue and is open Monday – Thursday 2 p.m. – 12 a.m. and Friday – Sunday from 12 p.m. –12 a.m.