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Briargrove piano bar modifications tune to new steak-driven supper membership idea

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A Houston psychiatrist will revive a beloved piano bar that closed in the course of the center of the pandemic. Caps Supper Membership & Bar will open early subsequent yr within the former Caps Piano Bar area in Briargrove (2610 Briar Ridge Dr.).

Dr. Venkata Diddi tells CultureMap that he took an interest within the restaurant enterprise on the encouragement of his spouse, who had labored within the business earlier than the couple had kids and wished to renew working now that they’re older. He discovered Caps on the suggestion of a buddy who had been an everyday on the intimate area, which had a following for its reside music, sturdy drinks, and complimentary popcorn till it closed in 2021. As an alternative of merely reopening the bar, Diddi determined so as to add a restaurant facet and switch the idea right into a supper membership.

Dr. Venkata Diddi will open Caps Supper Membership subsequent yr.Photograph by Fulton Davenport

Diddi actually plans to get the band again collectively. The identical performers who graced the Caps stage for 17 years will return when the restaurant reopens. Throughout blissful hour and the early night, a piano participant will present a extra subdued type of leisure.

Beforehand, Caps regulars would order meals from close by steakhouses, however Diddi has introduced the meals program in home. The proprietor turned to consulting chef Omar Pereney to create a menu of steakhouse fare and different comforting dishes.

A meal at Caps might begin with uncooked dishes like oysters or steak tartare earlier than transferring on to shareables resembling deviled eggs, fried calamari, or a charcuterie board. Entree decisions embrace seafood, two pastas, a burger, and three steaks — all of which might be paired with sides resembling creamed spinach mac and cheese, parmesan truffle fries, or crispy Brussels sprouts.

Finish the meal with considered one of three desserts. Beverage choices embrace a variety of cocktails in addition to wines by-the-glass or bottle.

“Folks shouldn’t should suppose onerous when ordering from the menu. The dishes we’ll serve will solely maintain three or 4 parts, however they make one another stronger,” Pereney mentioned in an announcement. “Our menu can be continually evolving, and although there isn’t one taste or ingredient that evokes it, seafood can be a fundamental theme carried all through.”

Scheduled to open in January, Caps can be open Monday – Saturday starting at 4 pm with reside music nightly. The area will seat slightly below 100 individuals and can embrace a non-public eating room.

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