Scott Howard is back to running his own show—after opening FIVE in Berkeley, he has left to move into the now-closed Izzy’s Steak & Chops space in Corte Madera. (Banks White is the new executive chef for FIVE, and Howard will continue to work as the creative consulting chef.) Howard has named his new place BRICK & BOTTLE; he has two partners, Blake Andros and Marc Sebastian, and the plan is to open on May 28th.
On the menu: classic comfort food with a fresh and modern touch, local ingredients, and affordable prices. There is indoor and outdoor seating, plus a bar for the adults; lunch and dinner will be served, plus weekend brunch. There will also be Sunday Suppers with family-style dishes that can be purchased as take-out, and child-friendly options, including a pizza counter for children. And since Howard was known for his time cooking at Fork in San Anselmo, some locals are sure to be happy to have him back on the scene. 55 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 415-924-3366.