Openings/closings: Searsucker, Umami Mia open, Gumbo’s downtown
Open: Searsucker, the restaurant at 415 Colorado St., formerly Maria Maria, from San Diego chef Brian Malarkey. The former “Top Chef” contestant, whose national fame grew as a judge on ABC’s show “The Taste,” has created a menu featuring “new American classic cuisine,” including dishes such as chicken and waffles, ribeye with cognac and horseradish, fingerling potatoes with Frank’s Hot Sauce beurre blanc, cocktails, wine and craft beer. The restaurant is open for dinner, Sunday brunch, and, starting Monday, lunch. 512-394-8000, searsucker.com
Opening Friday: Umami Mia Pizzeria, a restaurant from industry veterans Mark Turner, Rick Engel (Austin Java and Lil’ Woodrows) and Adam Weisberg (Zen) at 1500 Barton Springs Road, the former Romeo’s home. Chef George Thomas, formerly of Paggi House and Soleil, is letting umami — a savory “fifth taste” that is prevalent in roasted peppers, bacon, cheese, mushrooms and even anchovies — be his guide as he creates everything from pizzas and pastas to salads and sandwiches. The restaurant, which has even more square feet of outdoor dining as indoor, is open for lunch and dinner. 512-804-0326, umamimiapizzeria.com
Moving: Savory Spice Shop has closed its doors on West Sixth Street to move into a space at the Barton Creek Square Mall later this summer. 512-524-1093, savoryspiceshop.com
Moving: Faraday’s Kitchen Store has moved to the Shops at the Galleria, 12918 Shops Parkway. The store will celebrate with a grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday. The new hours of the store are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 512-266-5666, faradayskitchenstore.com
Closing, for now: Mansion on Judge’s Hill, the restaurant inside the bed and breakfast at 1900 Rio Grande St., is closing on Monday as part of a property-wide renovation. Hotel Ella and Goodall’s, the restaurant that will be under the guidance of new chef Scott Mechura, will reopen in September. facebook.com/HotelElla
Closed: Gumbo’s, the downtown Cajun restaurant has closed. The separately owned locations in Bee Cave and Georgetown remain open.
Closed: Tree House Italian Grill, the Italian restaurant at 2201 College Ave., just off South Congress Avenue has closed.