Some mid-week news from the Houston food and drink scene:
Restaurateur Claire Smith has decided to shut down popular Montrose restaurant Canopy and adjacent cafe and bar WoodBar. According to Smith, also the owner of Alice Blue, the final day of service will be May 26, as her lease on the space at 3939 Montrose Blvd., #A, expires at the end of the month.
"We will miss our community of customers and staff on Montrose, but I am gratified by what we accomplished there and look forward to seeing everyone at Alice Blue," Smith said in a release.
Coming to Cypress, meanwhile, is a new restaurant called Local Table, which comes from the Hungry's restaurant family. Local Table, which is positioning itself as something of a Local Foods/Dish Society copycat, offering items with locally sourced ingredients inside a casual, open-concept dining area with pizza oven and station, a bar with TVs, and dog-friendly patio seating. Starting up June 3, it'll be open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays.
Get an early tasting of Goodnight Hospitality's Rosie Cannonball, along with a look at the recently opened Tropicales, as part of Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, scheduled for 7-9 p.m. next Wednesday at Silver Street Studios. Tickets start at $125 for this event that also includes bites from Field & Tides, One Fifth Mediterranean, and Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory, among other restaurants.
Luby's announced the launch of a breakfast program called Rise and Shine, available only at its flagship location at 1743 Post Oak Blvd. in Uptown. From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday-Friday, get egg dishes, breakfast favorites like huevos rancheros and French toast, quinoa bowls, and a fruit salad with yogurt and granola.
Tacos Over Texas, which was originally scheduled for April but postponed because of weather, is coming up Sunday at The Original Ninfa's on Navigation. Chefs from across the city will compete for the best taco in this event, which raises funds for the Ninfa Laurenzo Scholarship Fund. General admission tickets start at $40 ($25 ages 13-20).