Poitin is opening at Sawyer Yards
The restaurant Poitin, from the entrepreneur behind Balls Out Burger, Ian Tucker and chef Dominick Lee is opening this month. It’s debuting in Sawyer Yards at 2313 Edwards Street. The space occupies 9,600 square feet, which will include a main dining area, three private dining rooms, and a patio with views of downtown. The official open date is May 14, with operating hours between 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday to Saturday.
BCK does retro brunch
BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures debuted a brunch menu, as reported by EaterHouston. Keeping it creative, the menu ranges from a good ole ham, egg, and cheese sandwich to an Apple Jacks breakfast bun. The team at BCK is also serving a new cocktail bloody mary with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos as garnish. Other menu options are PB&J oatmeal, cornbread pancakes, and build your own mimosas. Brunch is offered Saturday and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cherry Pie Hospitality parts ways with Pi Pizza chef
Cherry Pie Hospitality partnered with Chef Anthony Calleo first in 2016 when Calleo wanted to give his Pi Pizza food truck its first brick and mortar. At the beginning of this year Calleo departed from Pi Pizza because his vision for the restaurant differed from Cherry Pie’s. In an interview with CultureMap Calleo mentioned he’s already onto new projects that involves him going back to his food truck roots. Cherry Pie Hospitality in addition to owning Pi Pizza on Heights Blvd., owns and manages State Fare, Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, Petite Sweets, and Star Fish. Pi Pizza will continue offering the same menu as well as new items and services like, buffalo wings, monster slices during lunch, counter service, and a new drink menu.
Princes replaced with wings
The short-lived Princes on Ella Blvd. is being remodeled and revamped by The Dream Wings team. Originally a food truck, this new edition to the neighborhood will be the first brick and mortar for The Dream Wings. The most exciting news is that the inside will look completely different! You won’t even remember it was once a Princes…once a Jack and The Box.
Gus’s Fried Chicken finally open
After two years of waiting, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken has finally opened at 1815 Washington Ave., according to CultureMap. The May 7 opening was highly anticipated because of the somewhat cult following the Memphis-based restaurant has gained for its spicy, crispy chicken. The location, originally Throne nightclub, has been turned into a casual dining spot with simple features.
Standard, new bar on Washington
Standard Bar Houston opened up last month at 5306 Washington. As reported by HoustonPress, the bar has a patio space ideal for sipping bourbon and smoking a cigar. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sometimes they have live music and bingo night will be on the calendar in the future.
Upcoming cook-off and festival
After postponing because of weather, the Karbach Cook-Off is set to take place on May 19 at 2032 Karbach from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music will be featured from Chris Robinson, Brotherhood, Bob Schneider, Hal Ketchum, Josh Garret Band, and Carrie Marie.
The Great Texas BBQ Festival will take place on May 19 and 20 at 401 Franklin. Twenty BBQ teams are competing for the prize and The Suffers will be providing live music.