Gatsby's Hospitality Group is opening its bar, aptly named Daisy Buchanan Lounge, this Saturday at 4321 Montrose Blvd. This is the former Bar Victor space, which the hospitality group took over along with the former Montrose B.B. Lemon—that's now Gatsby's Prime Steakhouse.
Fitting the whole theme of its hospitality group, Daisy goes 1920s, with a black and gold aesthetic, chandeliers, an antique bar, and a baby grand piano. The 52-seat lounge with a 13-seat bar offers original cocktails, wine, and beer, plus all-night food service featuring items from Gatsby's.
"The Montrose neighborhood has welcomed us with open arms since opening Gatsby’s a few months ago," said Luis Rangel, owner of Gatsby's Hospitality Group, in a press release. "We're genuinely grateful for the response and can’t wait to introduce our patrons to Daisy Buchanan’s where our prime focus will be serving some of the best craft cocktails in town in an atmosphere that pays tribute to an era that encouraged you to leave your inhibitions at the door."
Daisy Buchanan Lounge will be open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday–Saturday, and from 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday.
Urban Harvest's Sunday Supper series is coming back November 14, with dinner at Downtown steakhouse Guard & Grace. Some of the city's highest-profile chefs—Top Chef contestant and Late August chef/partner Dawn Burrell, Musaafer executive chef Mayank Istwal, Ostia chef and owner Travis McShane, Eunice chef and partner Drake Leonards, and Guard & Grace chef and owner Troy Guard—will get together for the dinner, which is over two seatings. For tickets and information, go here.
Want a free scoop of ice cream? On the first day of summer (June 21), Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in the Heights will be giving away free scoops from 7 p.m. to close.
Last week, Austin-born burrito chain Freebirds announced plans to double the number of locations across the Lone Star State while executing a brand refresh. Working with real estate consultation firm The Retail Strategy, Freebirds will update its interiors, including new furniture and art. Look for new locations in the Houston area later this year.