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UncleVic

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Brennans burns down... Houston, TX. Sat, 09/13/08 2:05 AM (permalink)
Never been here, but the comments circulating the place makes it sound like it was a true roadfood joint. Friggin Hurricanes..

http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou080913_tj_brennans_fire_downtown.6ef1fe9b.html

One of Houston's historic restaurants burned to the ground early Saturday morning. Firefighters were powerless to save Brennan's of Houston as high winds from Hurricane Ike prevented crews from dousing the flames.

The fire was reported at 12:20 a.m., by the time fire trucks arrived, though, the restaurant was fully engulfed. Almost immediately, fire crews went into a defensive posture to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

A Houston Fire Department assistant chief told 11 News that two people were inside the restaurant at the time of the fire. Those people were taken to a local hospital.

The extent of their injuries was not known.

Brennan's opened in downtown Houston more than 40 years ago and constantly rated as one of the best eateries in the city.

More details on the fire as they become available.
 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: Brennans burns down... Houston, TX. Sat, 09/13/08 2:25 AM (permalink)
    Just watched the video online of Brennans burning.. This was one serious fire.. Wow.
     
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      wheregreggeats.com

      RE: Brennans burns down... Houston, TX. Sat, 09/13/08 5:06 AM (permalink)
      Ouch.
       
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        MiamiDon

        RE: Brennans burns down... Houston, TX. Sat, 09/13/08 7:48 AM (permalink)
        That's too bad. I have dined at the flagship Brennan's in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Most folks around here would not say that it was a Roadfood restaurant, in that it is more of an expensive, fine-dining experience. The wife and I really enjoyed it.

        A dish from the burnt-down, Houston location:



        The[url='http://www.brennanshouston.com/menu.htm']web site[/url] is still up, for now. Let's hope that they rebuild.
         
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          Sundancer7

          RE: Brennans burns down... Houston, TX. Sat, 09/13/08 7:51 AM (permalink)
          I could not sleep last night and I watched it burn real time on CNN. I am sure that they will rebuild in that the Houston market is 5th largest city in the USA and Brennan's is definately not poor folks.

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
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