January 27, 2011

Brickhouse Leftovers

By Eric Shangraw

January 27, 2011 Updated Jan 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM CDT

We didn't start this You Gotta Eat at The Brickhouse. We started at Toasters Tap on North University in Peoria. But after we walked in the door, the owner came up and said the place is closing this weekend. She is selling it. The new owner is closing for a week or so. Redoing the kitchen and menu. So a review would not be such a good thing right now. We agreed. A manager told me to come on down when I called yesterday to set it up. (Apparently the manager didn't know about the impending sale.)

So we punted. Larry likes The Brickhouse. So we headed in that direction to Route-150 in Peoria. I walked in the door without a camera. Explained my predicament to the manager and asked if we could review his place. He welcomed us with open arms.

And that is the story of how some You Gotta Eat restaurants are picked.