King's Biergarten got more than a fresh coat of paint over the last several months.

King's Biergarten in Pearland is back, re-opening Tuesday after being closed for four months for a substantial renovation. Among the upgrades: a new bar with 36 taps, a new dining room with leather seating and reclaimed wood furniture, and a new parking lot.

A revamped menu shows items like Tex-Mex and barbecue schnitzels; crawfish étouffée balls; and pulled pork stuffed jalapeños.

Hans Sitter, owner of King's Biergarten, says he ultimately thought renovating the restaurant made more sense than closing permanently because of COVID-19.

"The easy choice would have been to give up," Sitter says. "We want to honor and support our community by providing jobs and providing our customers that unique, uplifting experience and escape from the outside world."


Last week we wrote about a new pop-up series hosted by Lucille's, in which local bars take over the back patio with a specialty drink and a DJ set. That series continues Thursday with an appearance by David Cedeno, better known as David Daquiri, who ran a bar at Bravery Chef Hall. Next Thursday NettBar will show up for dine-in and to-go cocktail service. Call Lucille's or make reservations online.

Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen & Restaurant is once again marking National Deli Month, set for August, at its Post Oak location (West University is temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic). You can get a three-course menu for lunch and dinner at $38 plus tax and gratuity, with 10 percent of the cost going to the Holocaust Museum Houston. Plus, for every meal purchased, the museum will donate one ticket to its upcoming exhibition "Mandela: Struggle for Freedom."

According to a report from CultureMap, an all-day breakfast spot called Homestead Kitchen & Bar is due to open at the M-K-T Heights mixed-use development at Shepherd Drive between 6th and 7th streets. An opening date could come around the end of the year, or in early 2021, per the report.