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Enjoy double the happy hour at Edison.

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As we head into the deep end of July, some of our favorite restaurants and bars around town are introducing new summer menus. Some consist of lighter fare to help us get through this intense summer heat, some are revamping old favorites. Others are adding new services to their repertoire. With our stomachs in mind, we decided to do a round-up of what’s new—we still have a few more months of summer left, so be sure to get out there and enjoy.

Edison

Edison just released its new summer happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, with a reverse happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to close. With $6 cocktails, newly revamped menu items and two happy hours to choose from, the patio at Edison is definitely worth a spending your summer nights.

Stone’s Throw

This past Sunday, Stone’s Throw launched their new brunch menu—combining carbs and cocktails. With a new selection of summer drinks and a selection of scones from Common Bond, this is a must-stop destination to get your baked goods fix alongside a boozy counterpart. Pro tip: Scones are just $1 when ordered alongside a cocktail. 

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Underbelly is now focusing seafood and veggies.

Underbelly

Known for consistently raising the bar on the Houston restaurant scene since its inception, Underbelly refocused its menu last month. Now, at the once meat-centric Montrose eatery, there's a heavy emphasis on seafood and vegetable offerings. Notable additions include ceviche, crudos and seafood towers. One of our new favorites is the Florida clams, accented with Spanish chorizo and chiles.

Roost

With an emphasis on sustainable, locally sourced foods, Roost released another summer menu on July 20 to run all the way through Houston Restaurant Weeks this September. Some of the new items include a red beet hummus dish and smoked oyster shooters with blackberry-and-tomato gazpacho. 

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French toast at Under the Volcano.

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The Pass & Provisions

The Pass & Provisions have long time been a two-for-one staple on the foodie scene, offering diners two distinctly different experiences with the upscale setting in the Pass and more chill environment in Provisions. In June, they revamped the tasting menu at the Pass including more approachable items like a fish taco course. At Provisions, new options include the English Pea Cavatappi and the Pork Shoulder & Liver Terrine with lavender pickled peaches. 

Under the Volcano

A frequent Rice Village destination for years now, this neighborhood bar also serves up some great bites.  Just in time for summer they rolled out brunch service on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering up items like brioche French toast and bagels and lox to go with your $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary and frozen Screwdrivers. 

Balls Out Burger

A newcomer on the burger scene that has been earning some serious buzz, Balls Out just announced a new happy hour menu running Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Just $10 gets you a burger, a topping of your choice, fries and a soda, a significant discount from the prices the rest of the day.

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Summer squash crudo at Coltivare.

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Coltivare

A big hit with ethical foodies, Coltivare changes its menu daily in order to incorporate seasonal changes, including sourcing from the onsite garden. The latest blink-and-you'll-miss-them summer offerings include summer squash crudo and locally sourced eggplant Parmigiana.

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Under the Volcano

bar 2349 Bissonnet St

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Coltivare

$$ Italian 3320 White Oak Dr

Morgan Weber, who, along with chef Ryan Pera, also owns Revival Market a few blocks down the street, designed Coltivare’s handsome worn-wood interior. Outdoo...

Balls Out Burger

$ Hamburgers 1603 N. Durham Dr.

The beef is from 44 Farms and the soft potato buns are baked daily by slow dough, then crisped up in beef fat before serving. The menu is simple—just four di...

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The Pass

$$$$ American/New American 807 Taft St.

The Pass is the high-end, contemporary dining room where chefs Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner demonstrate what can be done with delicate ingredien...

Underbelly

$$$ American/New American, Hamburgers 1100 Westheimer

The top of the menu at Underbelly reads in part: “We hope you will enjoy Chris Shepherd’s refined take on Houston’s New American Creole Cuisine.” The menu at...

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Common Bond Café & Bakery

$$ American/New American, Bakeries, Café 1706 Westheimer Rd.

It’s not all croissants and kugelhopf and colorful packages of macarons at this nearly perfect patisserie—you’ll find stellar breakfast and brunch items on o...

Edison

$$ American/New American 4203 Edison St.

Sit inside beneath the eponymous lightbulbs or outside around the fire pit, but whatever you do, order plenty of the creative cocktails and bar food. The Duc...