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In this week’s digest: 8th Wonder reopened its taproom, a new Texas-themed podcast featured an EaDo favorite, and the TABC amended a July order to allow more bars to reopen.
No need to grab ’n go this weekend (unless you still feel safer social distancing of course). The 8th Wonder taproom is officially open, meaning you can enjoy beer at the brewery from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. Note: the distillery tasting room will remain closed.
Known for savory (and sweet) dumplings, the Dumpling Dudez are savvy business owners as well. They were recently featured on the “Pivot With Katie Day” podcast, in which Katie explores their businesses’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode is available on Spotify.
A recent update to a COVID-19-related TABC order is allowing more food and beverage establishments to reopen, so long as their non-alcohol sales make up more than 51% of total revenue. In addition to 8th Wonder (see above) and Truck Yard Houston (see below), we look forward to more reopenings in EaDo soon.
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The Yard is back—and just in time for Labor Day Weekend! They’ll be charging a temporary cover fee to enter: $5 per adult, $3 per child. Masks will be required unless you’re at your table. Read all about their safety pledge.
The Truck Yard’s new hours are:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed (OPEN on Monday 9/7 for Labor Day)
Wednesday & Thursday: 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday: 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
If you’re craving something sweet this weekend, try these cake balls. If you prefer savory, this weekend brunch covers all the bases. Tout Suite is open Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m; Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Join your favorite Lucky’s Pub bartenders next Thursday, 9/10, as they take over the Chapman and Kirby bar. Bonus: the Houston Texans open their 2020 Season that night. Learn more.