The plywood mounted around the front door was a big hint. Clutch City Squire at 410 Main has closed. that entire side of the block look like a ghost town. The parade of new bar openings marches on, however. Eater Houston reports that a replacement bar is coming: an upscale cocktail place called The Commoner.
There's a new pizza delivery service in town. It's called Healthy Cow Pizza and it specializes in "healthier pizza ingredients & combinations." Those healthy ingredients include more than 70 choices in these categories: "sauces, cheeses, vegetables, meats, fruits, fresh herbs, nuts, protein alternatives, & dairy free cheese alternatives." We could totally make an unhealthy pizza out of all that stuff. Here's a fun fact: they deliver beer and wine with orders, too. Their first location serves the Galleria area and Highland Village, but they plan to expand. If you want to see if you're within their delivery area, you can call them at 713-572-3333.
Eater Houston reports that Mary'z Lebanese Cuisine is now in its soft opening phase at the former Polovina spot at 4500 Washington.
Houston Press employee Joe Espelage let us know that Akamaru Japanese Restaurant has quietly opened at 315 Fairview. For now, it's BYOB. The chef-owner is Hiromi Sano, who has more than 45 years of restaurant experience. He previously owned another place by the same name in Los Angeles that is no longer open.
We promised additional information last week on Añejo, the new Tex-Mex place from Lasco Enterprises, the company behind Max's Wine Dive and The Tasting Room. They are taking over the Arturo's Uptown Italiano spot at 1180-1 Uptown Park on March 1, with the grand opening targeted for mid- to late-March. Chef Michael Pellegrino is developing the menu. He is the executive chef at Max's Wine Dive and also worked on on The Tasting Room's current menu concept. The drinks will include beer, wine, tequila and mezcal, as well as Mexican sodas and cocktails that include "cold-pressed juices from Añejo's sister concept, Flow Juice Bar."
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is relocating its original Clear Lake location to a bigger place in Baybrook Mall in November, thanks in part to the mall's expansion project. The new restaurant will be 10,000 square feet and will "provide an expansive view from every angle of the main dining room offering a glance at chef creations in the kitchen and peeks of Bar 79 through the towering wine wall." It will be located on the north side of the mall and north side of Baybrook Mall and have a sizable patio.
Yelp has two new openings listed this week, both in Katy: Tsukiji Fusion Sushi, 24449 Katy Freeway and a new Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet location at 22453 Katy Freeway.
That's it for Openings & Closings this week. What did we miss? Send your info to email@example.com or leave it in the comments below.
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