Three More Reasons to Head to Alvin
The Barbed Rose Steakhouse and Seafood Co. has three new reasons to drive out to Alvin. Jay Peek, a butcher/charcuterie chef who cut his teeth cooking at Houston restaurants like Cullen's Upscale American Grille, Bombay Palace and Kiran's, is joining the crew to supply the restaurant with hand-butchered and house-cured meats. Peek's also working on the catering side of the business, Uncommon Affairs as well as overseeing Shaap Meat Co. in Alvin, due to open this summer.
Another addition to the in-house and catering team at Barbed Rose is skilled baker (and like Peek, also an alumnus of Cullen's) JP Fleming. He will oversee the creation of a counterpoint to Shaap Meat Co., Crustco Artisan Bakery, which also opens this summer.
All this, and a new 3-course prix fixe menu on Mondays and Tuesdays for $25 indicate it might be time take a trip to Alvin and see what’s cooking, baking and curing.
Pictured: Jay Peek
Crawfish, Beer and Tornado Relief Efforts
Need an excuse to drink craft beer, eat crawfish and feel good about yourself? Girls Pint Out, an organization of women that brew and drink beer, and Firkin and Phoenix are holding a fundraiser called “Tuscapalooza” this Sunday to raise money for the town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (also home to the University of Alabama). Tuscaloosa was devastated by the tornados that ravaged the area just weeks ago.
For $20, you’ll have access to all-you-can-eat crawfish, live music, a raffle and a bidding auction on rare beers and paraphernalia. All proceeds from the event, along with 25 percent of the Firkin’s sales go to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund.