As promised, Flamingo Bar and Grill has opened, replacing the more upscale Flamingo Steak and Seafood, 6028 Heards Lane on the island.
And it remains to be seen whether loyal fans will again flock to the 10,000-square-foot Flamingo building, which has been home to a long line of eateries, including China Border, China Island Buffet and Saka Sushi & Hibachi.
The freshly opened and more casual Flamingo Bar and Grill is being billed as a sports and entertainment venue.
Owner Bob Greig said he wanted to create a place where men would hang out, watch some sports, play pool or shoot darts.
But the more upscale Flamingo Steak and Seafood Flamingo, open less than a year, was by all accounts popular and appealed to a both men and women before it closed abruptly early last month.
The new menu includes pizzas, wings, sandwiches, burgers and such. But it does offer some seafood dinners.
Meanwhile, former Flamingo General Manager Brett Otteman, has returned to Landry’s Inc., working as general manager of Fish Tales on the Seawall.
Otteman declined to elaborate about his departure and said he wished Flamingo well. (I'll have more in tomorrow's Biz Buzz).
So, do you plan to try the more casual concept? Or have you already? Please let us know what you think.