James Koonce

  • Dining

    August 5, 2010

    Baffled by Brennan's

    A revived Houston institution proves inconsistent.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Houston Welcomes Back an Old Friend

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttClick here for a slideshow​Tonight, the dining room at Brennan's will be filled once again with the happy sounds of clattering plates, clinking wine glasses and content diners after a 17-month rebuilding process. The beloved Houston institution, which first opened i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Crossfire from Tony's Christmas Massacre

    Honefenger helped out in the kitchen at Stella Sola at the recent Bivalve Throwdown.​Jonathan Honefenger is working as a waiter at Branch Water Tavern these days. Which is kind of odd, considering that he was one of the brightest new stars of the wine scene when he was hired away from Poscol b ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Fundraiser for the Koonce Family

    Everybody who’s anybody in the Houston food scene will be at The Beacon at 1212 Prairie Street on Thursday, October 23, at the giant benefit dinner for wine guy James Koonce and his four year-old daughter Katharine, who both suffered serious burns in the Brennan’s fire. The party goes from 4:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Helping Out Those Hurt in Brennan’s Fire

    Photo by Bill Olive / Click here for more Ike images By now most people have heard that Brennan’s of Houston “wine guy” James Koonce and his four-year-old daughter Katherine Koonce were severely injured during a fire that gutted Brennan’s during Hurricane Ike on early Saturday, September 14 ... More >>