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Brennan’s Anniversary on Royal Street

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by fcasio 1 Comment

By Tom Fitzmorris

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“Today in 1956, Brennan’s moved to its present Royal Street location, after ten years at the corner of Bourbon and Bienville. The landlord there wanted a piece of the thriving business, and Owen Brennan rejected the offer. The new place was an historic building: it was the former home of chess grandmaster Paul Morphy. With its large patio, it had been used as a restaurant for quite a few years, but without success. Owen’s friends tried to talk him out of moving there. But move they did, with the help of customers. They met for drinks at the old place, then carried furniture over to Royal Street in a parade led by a marching jazz band. The new restaurant was even more successful than the old. It’s hard to imagine Brennan’s anywhere else but there, now.”

Brennan’s of Houston – Over 40 Years of Memories

Posted on: March 1st, 2009 by fcasio No Comments

This blog is about where we are going. But first, here is where we came from:

For over 40 years, Brennan’s of Houston has been a preferred choice for those seeking a memorable dining experience. Bringing its Crescent City flavor to every table.

Brennan’s offers exquisite preparation and impressive presentation, blending the best of Continental Creole with a Texas twist – Texas Creole, if you will.

Whether for an important business lunch, a special dinner celebration, or a relaxing weekend jazz brunch, Brennan’s offers something for every palate and occasion.

Alex Brennan-Martin, of the famed New Orleans restaurant family, leads the way in keeping this Houston institution fresh and popular.  Under his leadership Brennan’s kitchen has produced throughout the decades many well known “alumni” such as Chef Mark Cox of Mark’s; Chef Lance Fegan of The Glass Wall; Chef Mark Holley of Pesce; Chef Mario Childs of Pappas Bros.; Chef Chris Shepherd of Catalan and most recently Chef Randy Evans of Haven.

Brennan’s provides the perfect ambiance, whether you’re planning an intimate dinner or wedding celebration.