Sherry Mary made with Sherry and Madeira wine grown only on an island off the coast of Africa

POSTINO WINE CAFE, the beloved, Arizona-headquartered collection of beer and wine-focused restaurants with buzzing Houston outposts in the Heights and Montrose, just rolled out its first-ever cocktail menu. And although all of the cocktails on the refreshingly low alcohol content menu are spirit-free — think cocktails crafted from fortified wines, aperitifs and exotic beers instead of the usual, throw-your-afternoon-off-track fare — the spirited menu is bold in both vision and flavor.

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L to R: Nightshade Highball, Swimming Upstream, Tepache Julep, New Vieux, Ela Milk Punch. Photo by Jenn Duncan

Alba Huerta's Washington Ave staple Julep launches its first post-pandemic original menu today, and just like the selection of carefully curated cocktails in Huerta's hit book, Julep: Southern Cocktails Rediscovered, each of the drink denizens on the refreshing new menu has a story to tell.

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Uni at Kata Robata, which this week has relaunched its celebrated tasting menu for the first time since Covid.

TO THE DELIGHT of sushi-starved Houstonians across the city, omakase is back on the menu at Kata Robata. Chef Manabu Horiuchi chose not to offer the omakase treatment during the pandemic due to the demands for takeout the Upper Kirby sushi staple was experiencing.

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