11 things to know

11 Houston restaurant reopenings and closings to know about right now

11 Houston restaurant reopenings and closings to know about right now

Monkey's Tail cheeseburger
Monkey's Tail has reopened. Photo by Shannon O'Hara
Rosie Cannonball Spritz patio
Rosie Cannonball's Spritz Patio opens this week. Courtesy of Goodnight Hospitality
Pinstripes bocce patio
Play socially-distant bocce at Pinstripes. Courtesy of Pinstripes
Monkey's Tail cheeseburger
Rosie Cannonball Spritz patio
Pinstripes bocce patio

Editor’s note: With the turbulent state of the restaurant industry, it can be difficult to keep track of which restaurants are currently open. Here’s a quick round up of reopenings and closings — both temporary and permanent — that may be of interest to CultureMap readers.

Rosie Cannonball isn’t ready to reopen its interior for dine-in, but the Montrose restaurant has a new offering for those who want to dine al fresco. The Spritz Patio utilizes a covered, outdoor space at sister concept Goodnight Charlie’s as a venue to serve a menu of cocktails, savory Mediterranean-inspired dishes, and frozen treats. 

The menu, a collaboration between the chef teams for Rosie Cannonball and March (Goodnight’s highly anticipated tasting menu restaurant), includes a selection of shareable items such as arancini, frito misto, and “spreads & breads” such as chicken liver mousse with baguette. For dessert, choose from a selection of gelato and sorbet bars (hello, "Mint Fudgsicle"). Beverage options include cocktails, wines by-the-glass, beers, and smoothies. 

The patio is open Wednesday - Sunday. Rosie Cannonball also remains open for delivery and to-go. 

Pinstripes, the Upper Kirby bar and restaurant that offers both bowling and bocce, reopens Friday, July 17. With 30,000 square feet of indoor space plus a large patio, the venue presents itself as a safe way for people to socialize while dining on the restaurant’s Italian-American menu. In addition, Pinstripes is offering to-go family meals that includes gift cards good towards a future visit. 

Heights hand roll restaurant Hando reopened for to-go service on Wednesday, July 15. Diners will also find the restaurant's sushi rolls and small plates on third party delivery apps.

Sixty Vines, the wine bar and restaurant in Rice Village, resumed dine-in service on Monday, July 13. The restaurant features an Italian-inspired menu as well as 60 wines on tap.  

Speaking of wine-driven pizzerias, Crisp reopened for dine-in service on Wednesday, July 15. The Shady Acres favorite closed on July 7 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. 

Also in Shady Acres, Bungalow Heights announced on social media that it has reopened for dine-in service after applying for the necessary permits to operate as a restaurant. 

Monkey’s Tail reopened for dine-in service on July 7 after a two-week hiatus. The Mexican-inspired, modern ice house has expanded its patio to give patrons more options for outdoor dining. 

Craft beer favorite Moon Tower Inn reopened for to-go service on Monday, July 13. Get a wild game sausage or burger from 4 - 11 pm daily. 

Earthcraft Juicery has reopened its location in Midtown’s Drewery Place luxury high-rise. In addition to juices, Earthcraft also offers smoothies and acai bowl.

Boomtown Coffee has permanently closed its downtown location on Main Street. “We're so grateful for all of your support over the years, and are excited for new opportunities even as this one comes to a close. Thanks for everything,” the cafe wrote in a social media post announcing the closure.

Originally the Honeymoon Cafe, Boomtown took over the space in 2018. The company’s other locations in downtown’s Understory food court and the Heights remain open. 

Theodore Rex, the elevated downtown restaurant from James Beard Award winner Justin Yu, temporarily closed on Sunday, July 12, “so that the restaurant and our staff can take a moment to breathe and take care of themselves,” the restaurant wrote on social media. It expects to reopen in two weeks.