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Beloved Montrose brunch institution shutters after fire

Beloved Montrose brunch institution shutters after fire

Baba Yega after fire closed
Baba Yega after the fire, which started around 9 pm on December 7. Photo by Eric Sandler
Baba Yega fire firefighters
Firefighters ensured all staff and customers escaped safely.  Baba Yega/Facebook
Baba Yega after fire closed
Baba Yega fire firefighters

One of Houston’s most popular brunch spots is closed after a fire late Friday, December 7. Baba Yega suffered a blaze that is believed to have started near the front entrance. All of the employees and guests were able to get out safely.

The owners are working with officials to determine the cause, according to a statement.

Nestled in the heart of Montrose (2607 Grant St.), Baba Yega has enjoyed cult status for its bargain, $25 brunch buffet and juicy burgers. As CultureMap reported, its profile was raised when Hungry’s owner owner Fred Sharifi purchased the restaurant from owner Sidney Hakim in 2016.

The bustling eatery opened in 1975 and has topped numerous best brunch lists over a 40-year history. Baba Yega will reopen in 2019, per the statement from its owners.

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