LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2016 - Page 20

THE POWER LUNCH, A TERM COINED BY ESQUIRE IN THE LATE 70S, GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS By Brian Tagtmeier 20 L O C A L | october 16 SYMBOLIZED A CHANGE IN THE WAY BUSINESS WAS DONE. INSTEAD OF ELABORATE DINNERS IN PRIVATE ROOMS, A LONGER LUNCH ALLOWED THE DEALMAKERS TO NEGOTIATE MORE EFFICIENTLY AND STILL DINE IN STYLE. DESPITE THE DOWNTURN IN OIL AND GAS, HOUSTON’S POWER LUNCH SCENE IS THRIVING. WE ULTIMATELY DECIDED ON THREE RESTAURANTS IN DOWNTOWN/MIDTOWN THAT CATERED TO THOSE DINING ON THE CORPORATE EXPENSE ACCOUNT: DAMIAN’S, VIC & ANTHONY’S AND BRENNAN’S OF HOUSTON.