It seems like just last week I was wondering when Brennan's of Houston was reopening after the devastating Hurricane Ike fire. Oh, it was last week. Now we know the date - February 16, 2010.
"We didn't burn down, we burned up," says Co-Owner Alex Brennan-Martin. "We are thrilled that we were able to save more than 75 percent of the original structure and can't wait to welcome our guests back to our historic home."
The Johnson Studio of Atlanta and the Houston-based Studio RED, Linbeck Construction and Pin Oak Interests restored the original John F. Staub 1930 structure.
"As we began the clean-up of our beloved old home after the fire, we uncovered many of the original design features that were covered in the 1966 remodeling of the building by our family," says Brennan-Martin. "Our goal was always to preserve the historic structure but we also wanted bring it 'back to the future', as it were."
Beginning on February 16, 2010 Brennan's will be open for dinner from 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. On Monday, February 22, 2010 Brennan's will begin serving lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As of February 27, 2010 brunch will be offered every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Brennan's legendary Sunday Jazz Brunch will kick off on February 28, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.