H T X H I T L I S T
Curated picks of restaurants, exhibitions, and things to do in Houston. Discover 8 new places to try this March.
Eight Row Flint
Eight Row Flint is a new concept from Agricole Hospitality from the folks behind Revival Market and Coltivare. Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera have created their idea of a contemporary ice house in a former gas station in the Heights. The name refers to an heirloom corn that was shared by Native Americans with the first English settlers. The modern icehouse offers 16 craft brews on tap and another 50 bottled beer, as well as old school whiskey shots, frozen cocktails such as pina coladas, margaritas and Hurricanes, and more than 100 whiskeys. Eight Row Flint offers a simple tacos/chips/salsa/queso/guacamole menu, but the food comes from a food truck dedicated to the restaurant and parked on its left shoulder.
Houston’s most fashionable haven welcomes the ultimate experience in luxury movie-going at an affordable price. iPic offers a modern and stylish environment with a choice of Premium or Premium Plus seating featuring large, plush leather seats. Premium Plus seats recline and come with blankets and pillows. At the touch of a button, “ninja” servers arrive, take your order and deliver gourmet food curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Sherry Yard and handcrafted cocktails by Master Mixologist / Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger straight to your seat.
Axelrad Beer Garden
The space has a hammock garden where you can, yes, drink beer and chill out on a hammock in what equates to the backyard of this bar. The indoor/outdoor watering hole features wine in addition to the 31 beers on tap and 95 packaged items, including bottles, cans and bombers. Primarily focusing on craft beers, Axelrad's lineup of suds includes the Houston-brewed 8th Wonder and Buffalo Bayou. Why has it taken so long for someone to bring this idea to Houston.
The Tipsy Dessert Bar
The Tipsy Dessert Bar is known for its homemade, high-proof, alcohol infused, nondairy frozen creams. Adult ice cream is the perfect combination of distilled spirits, beer and wine and the all time favorite frozen dessert. From "Sangria Cheesecake" to "Blueberry Mojito," they are able to take any alcoholic beverage and create delicious flavors to suit any palate. And the best thing about them is that they are up to 80-proof and are known for getting everyone tipsy.
State of Grace
State of Grace is the ninth restaurant by Houstonian and Atlanta restaurateur Ford Fry's growing portfolio of restaurants, and the first to open in Houston. The opening menu, created in collaboration with executive chef Bobby Matos, is nostalgic in that it draws from Fry’s memories as a youth dining in Houston. It reflects Gulf Coast, Houstonian and other local influences, such as Vietnamese and Mexican. State of Grace is one of the hottest restaurants in Houston at the moment
The Raven Tower
The 1970s-style metal fabrication shop-turned-music venue is now open! The venue will host live performances, and also feature a 24-tap bar, tables, televisions and horse shoe games.
Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts
Dine in or drive through this pint-size Heights chicken shack from the F.E.E.D TX restaurant group (Liberty Kitchen, BRC) for natural fried chicken, inventive sandwiches, hearty sides and made-daily donuts. Portraits of rainbow-sprinkled pastries garnish the walls of a modern diner-esque layout with a sauce bar and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of leafy streets.
Scrappy Brown’s is a neighborhood friendly bar and grill offering a relaxing laid back atmosphere, craft cocktails, and comfort foods with a Texas twist! The bar and grill pays tribute to the local icehouses that were prevalent in Houston during the early 20th century. These icehouses were places where neighborhood folk would gather to enjoy drinks, music, and sports in an inviting atmosphere. The bar features hand craft cocktails that pay homage to iconic streets in our neighborhood. Signature drinks include the, Southmore; is a refreshing ice tea cocktail with a subtle floral & fruit components served in a mason jar, and others like Gentrified, Parkwood, Macgregor Way, and Emancipation Park. The food menu offers simple but well executed comfort food such as gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, homemade potato chips, and more.