Restaurateur Jerry Barakat has moved Gaucho's from 11 Shackleford Drive to its original location at 3 Rahling Circle and is opening Rockstons American Grill and Bar in its place on Thursday, Jan. 28. In a press release, Barakat said the new concept focuses on “American classics,” like burgers, prime rib and barbecue ribs. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
?The House has unveiled its new Scott McGehee-curated menu. According to co-owner Nick Coffin, it's a survey of classic pub-style food that includes items like a Thai curry bowl, Diamond Bear-battered fish-n-chips, gumbo, steamed mussels and a hummus plate. Coffin says the House plans to reinstitute lunch around Valentine's Day.
?SuAnn Scales Haupt has opened Simply Seafood, a seafood import business on Ninth and Izard streets, in unused space at Capital Automotive, which her husband owns. Currently, she's only open for pick-ups on Friday afternoon, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., though she said she may soon expand to Thursday. Weekly, she e-mails a list of the latest catch — gulf shrimp, grouper, snapper, yellow fin tuna, tilapia, red fish — to her subscriber list. To get the list, e-mail email@example.com.