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Julia Pearl Launches Happy Hour; Houston’s Little Woodrow’s Heads To Ross Ave

Plus, Trinity Groves’ Phil Romano named one of the country’s top restaurateurs

A fine spot for cheap cocktails.
A fine spot for cheap cocktails.
Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine
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PLANO – Recently-opened Tre Wilcox-influenced Southern spot Julia Pearl has just launched their happy hour menu, and it looks like a real winner. Every Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can order up $3 well drinks, $5 glasses of wine, and $7 specialty cocktails, like the Berry Mint Julep, mixed with moonshine, blackberry, and fresh mint. On Friday, April 1, Julia Pearl will also add live music on Friday afternoons to accompany your cocktails. [EaterWire]

EAST DALLAS – Houston-based bar concept Little Woodrow’s will soon open on Ross Avenue. The concept, known for its selection of craft beer on tap and steak night specials, will also offer a menu of burgers, nachos, and other bar fare in addition to a waterproof patio with a “year round vibe” perfect for consuming all of the above. At present, Little Woodrow’s is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. [CultureMap]

WEST DALLAS – It should come as no surprise that Phil Romano, the mastermind behind Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Trinity Groves, is a widely-respected entrepreneur. With his most recent project, Romano added to his stacks of accolades when Restaurant Business added the Trinity Groves owner to its “Power 20,” a list of the top restaurateurs in the country. On the list, Romano joins killer company, including power chefs like Sean Brock and Jose Garces. [Restaurant Business]