Blueberries and cream kolaches at the Kolache Shoppe.

Image: Carla Gomez

Want inexpensive kolaches? Of course you do. This Wednesday, and every first Wednesday of the month through December, the Kolache Shoppe is marking its 50-year anniversary by selling $0.50 kolaches (select varieties like small sausage, small sausage and cheese, peach, cream cheese). Further, a special kolache will also be available on those first Wednesdays; this month’s pick will be blueberries and cream. The deals are in place at all Kolache Shoppe locations.

Riel and Feges BBQ are teaming up this month as part of Riel’s Booze Can Sundays series. Erin Smith and Patrick Feges of the popular Greenway Plaza barbecue joint will be serving as guest chefs at Riel while DJ seek spins tunes. Art curated by Donkeeboy (artists include Be Someone, Robert Hodge and Franky Cardona) will be shown, as well. The fun starts at 3 p.m. Sunday. 

Dive into crawfish season with Underbelly Hospitality’s Crawfish Crawl. How it works: Get a Crawfish Passport at any UH restaurant (Hay Merchant, UB Preserv, One Fifth, Georgia James), then indulge in twisting and pulling mudbugs at those places, getting your card punched each time. The more punches you get, the more perks you win, like complimentary Korean braised goat and dumplings at Hay Merchant and, if you really go big, a free baller board for four at GJ. For more info and how to partake in the crawfish eating, visit the Underbelly website

A fifth JuiceLand location is celebrating its grand opening Thursday at 1709 Dryden Rd., #2A, in the Medical Center. If you go for your juice or smoothie that day, JuiceLand is making drinks half off, and you could win prizes like half-off all drinks and açaí bowls in 2020.

In coming-down-the-pike news, Eater reports that Yauatcha’s space at the Galleria will be filled by Joey, an upscale casual restaurant out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Menus for Joey show an eatery that does a little bit of everything, from gyoza to lettuce wraps, and from Cobb salads to Baja fish tacos to Prime sirloin steak. 

And in closings news, rise n˚2 is no more. The French restaurant at BLVD Place that emphasized soufflés—with locations already in Dallas and Fort Worth—ended service Jan 28, according to CultureMap