Upside Pub Hanukkah

Food like these donut holes will be available during The Upside Pub's Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 20. (Photo by Paige Lujan)

The Upside Pub is closing out 2022 in style with a Hanukkah celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Owners Paige and Andy Lujan’s neighborhood pub will have a special Hanukkah Party menu and games for all its patrons.

The menu will feature a brisket special, jelly doughnut holes and caviar latke balls according to a news release from the restaurant. Patrons also can learn how to play dreidel and participate in the evening’s candle lighting.

Follow the Upside Pub on Instagram @theupsidepub for more information on the dinner.

Heights Social opening delayed to January

A new Heights bar has had its opening pushed back by at least a few weeks.

Heights Social, the brainchild of owner Zach Harris, will now open at 1213 W. 20th St. in the Heights in January according to a comment on the bar’s Instagram page. It was originally slated to open next to Harris’ other concept, Drift Bar, this month.

According to the restaurant, the menu will include thin crust pizza, waffle fries, charcuterie boards, and more along with a drink menu consisting primarily of martinis.

The bar is currently hiring, and those interested can email or apply in person from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

For more information on the bar, follow them on Instagram @heightssocialhouston.

HRW sister event set for February

The Cleverley Stone Foundation has announced that the sister event to Houston Restaurant Weeks will return for the second year in a row. Eat Drink HTX will take place Feb. 15-28, 2023, according to a news release from the organization.

Eat Drink HTX has been developed for the casual dining category, the organization said, with a lower price point set for prix fixe brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, allowing more casual and fast-casual eateries the opportunity to participate in the fundraiser. Among local restaurants known to be participating include BB Lemon (1809 Washington Ave.), Kin Dee Thai Cuisine (1533 N. Shepherd Dr. Suite 160), and Harold's Restaurant, Bar & Rooftop Terrace + Catering (350 W. 19th St.) and more.

For more information on the event, visit its website at

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