Couple serves recipes fit for the whole family at Brandani’s Burgers, Tacos & Brews in Missouri City

Mushroom burger ($9): The mushroom burger is packed with sherry mushroom gravy, grilled tomato, swiss and caramelized onion. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mushroom burger ($9): The mushroom burger is packed with sherry mushroom gravy, grilled tomato, swiss and caramelized onion. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mushroom burger ($9): The mushroom burger is packed with sherry mushroom gravy, grilled tomato, swiss and caramelized onion. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Ron and Claire Brandani opened Brandani’s Burgers, Tacos & Brews in January 2019.
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Chicken fried steak ($18): Topped with jalapeno cream gravy
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Asian chicken tacos ($9.50): With ginger soy sauce, mango slaw and crispy wantons
Ron and Claire Brandani have been in the restaurant industry since they were 14 and 15, respectively. Ron always wanted to open his own restaurant, so when the chance came in 2015, they could not pass it up.

That restaurant was Brandani’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, located in Township Square in Missouri City. Nearly four years later, in January 2019, when another space was available two doors down, they jumped at the opportunity again and opened Brandani’s Burgers, Tacos & Brews.

“Everybody loved our [first] restaurant, but not everybody wants to come and do a sit-down meal,” Claire said. “On a Saturday you just want to go grab something quick, but you want something that’s still fresh and delicious and not made by a chain.”

Brandani’s Burgers, Tacos & Brews is more casual than the Brandanis’ first restaurant and serves a variety of diner-style menu options including half a dozen burger choices, tacos with different toppings, and items such as sandwiches, salads and chicken fried steak. The restaurant also has a vast selection of beers and wines.

Ron said when the restaurant opened last year, there was no place like it in Missouri City.


“I thought, well, there’s no really good burger restaurants in town,” he said. “And, no one’s doing burgers and tacos.”

When Brandani’s Burgers, Tacos & Brews opened, the restaurant had only eight tables. However, a boutique next door closed around the same time as the restaurant opened, so the Brandanis leased that space and expanded the dining area into it.

“We knew we were probably going to need this space,” Ron said. “It’s been great; it’s been a lot more room.”

Claire said the food at the restaurant is inspired by what her family likes to eat. Because of this, there is something for everyone, she said.

“We kind of run the gamut with our flavors and our food,” Claire said. “If dad wants to have an outrageous burger that’s just amazing, but mom wants to eat healthy, and then the kids want something that they like, we feel like we can really cater to the whole family.”

LOCATION:

Brandani's Burgers, Tacos & Brews

3340 FM 1092, Ste. 180, Missouri City

281-969-7854

www.brandanisburgers.com

Hours: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Mon.
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By Claire Shoop

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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