— For Earth Day, North Loop bar Drink.Well is opening its doors two hours earlier on Sunday, April 22. It’ll serve up a theme menu from 2 to 5 p.m., with sustainable cocktails like the zero-waste Tiki-la Colada, which will be served in a pineapple with a lemongrass straw. Proceeds from the menu will go towards the Pease Park Conservancy and the Bruning Green.
— Austin has two new happy hours courtesy of relatively new restaurants. First, there’s Rosedale seafood restaurant Guild, which features discounts on mixed dozen oysters, mixed dozen olives, cocktails, wine, and beer. It’s available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the weekdays. Then, East Sixth Italian restaurant Il Brutto’s happy hour includes half-off selected drinks, wine bottles, and amaro from 5 to 7 p.m. on the weekdays at the bar and cocktail tables.
— Indie Chefs Week, the series of collaborative dinners that began in Austin, is taking place again in Houston in May. Participating Austin chefs include Callie and Philip Speer, Foreign & Domestic’s Sarah Heard, Dai Due Taqueria’s Gabe Erales, and Jules Stoddart of Parkside Projects. It takes place on Thursday, May 3; Friday, May 5; and Sunday, May 6.
— San Antonio pizza spot Dough Pizzeria Napoletana is opening its second location in the city, which will be found at the Hemisfair at South Alamo Street and East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard sometime next month. The Neapolitan pizzeria serves up pies, house-made burrata, salads, meatballs, and desserts. Co-owners Doug Horn (also the executive chef) and Lori Horn also have another location of Dough out in Plano, Texas.