Alex Brennan-Martin

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Taco USA Takes The Woodlands

    There were lots of good scoops this week from around the city, so let's get straight to the action. Eater Houston editor Eric Sandler reports that pastry chef Roy Shvartzapel -- who's worked in kitchens from El Bulli to Bouchon -- plans to open an "avant garde and modern approach to the cafe experi ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Sweet Charity and Celebrity Chef Tours

    First and foremost, go check out today's Voice Daily Deal. It's the first time we've partnered with 100% Taquito, and today's deal gets you $20 worth of food for $10. For those (like me) who are terrible at math, that's half-off your meal. Do you know how many cups of elote you can buy for $20? A lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Brennan's Recognized by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance

    Photo by Dan KramerBrennan's then...​When Brennan's burned to the ground in the chaos of Hurricane Ike in September 2008, owner Alex Brennan-Martin wasn't even sure if the restaurant could be salvaged at all. Before the remains of the structure were assessed, it looked like he'd have to rebuil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Houston Culinary Awards Get a Facelift

    Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year.​"You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 5, 2010

    Baffled by Brennan's

    A revived Houston institution proves inconsistent.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Cookies and Cappuccino at Cafe Rosé

    The elegantly oasis-like interior alone is worth a visit.​Cafe Rosé (800 W. Sam Houston Parkway) is the less-discussed western outpost of the Houston Brennan's empire, a small, European-style coffee shop tucked away underneath the modern architecture of Bistro Alex at CityCentre. Along with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​When you're done voting in this year's Houston Press Music Awards, head over to the new and improved 2010 Houston Culinary Awards from My Table Magazine. You'll find a whole host of new categories in which to cast your vote in a section called Houston Foodie Star awards. The usual suspects li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #81 Shrimp and Grits at Bistro Alex, Hotel Sorella

    ​ Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Top 9 Houston Restaurant Closings of the Decade

    Photo by emmiegrnThe Pig Stand, one of Houston's lost restaurants. Read about nine more of the most important restaurant closings of the decade below.​1. Maxim's Maxim's closed in January 2001. It was possibly the most influential restaurant in Houston's culinary history. It was the only upsca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Cafe Rose in Bloom

    ​We stopped by the European-style Café Rose on the bottom floor of Hotel Sorella (800 West Sam Houston Parkway), recently opened by Alex Brennan-Martin of Brennan's, and tried a grilled hanger steak wrap and margarita panini. The food was in line with Brennan's reputation. Tender steak, caram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Don't Worry, Chere: Brennan's To Re-Open In Eight Months

    Mayor Bill White and Alex Brennan-Martin announced today that Brennan's of Houston will reopen in October of 2009. "Many of us remember the fire that night," Mayor White told the crowd assembled in front of the restaurant's building, which was gutted by an electrical fire during Hurricane Ike. "The ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 25, 2008

    Memories of Brennan's

    A Houston institution burns; will it be back?

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Brennan’s of Houston Gutted by Flames

    Photo by Daniel Kramer / Click here for more Houston images Brennan’s of Houston was consumed by flames on the morning of September 13, at the height of Hurricane Ike’s fury. Several employees were trapped inside and injured in the blaze. We hope they make a complete and speedy recovery. Th ... More >>