Beaucoup bubbly!

Champagne truck draws a standing room only crowd to River Oaks restaurant — and a flood of stylistas

Champagne truck draws a standing room only crowd to River Oaks bistro

Melissa Santiago, from left, Brenda Mariani and Kathy Eagleton at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Melissa Santiago, from left, Brenda Mariani and Kathy Eagleton. Photo by John Tran
Whitney Morgan, from left, Katherine Whaley and Angie Wicker at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Whitney Morgan, from left, Katherine Whaley and Angie Wicker. Photo by John Tran
Shelley and Shawn Virene at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Shelley and Shawn Virene. Photo by John Tran
Sandra Zaldana, left, and Denise Fancher at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Sandra Zaldana, left, and Denise Fancher. Photo by John Tran
Joe and Nancy Mathé, from left, with Paula Mott at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Joe and Nancy Mathé, from left, with Paula Mott. Photo by John Tran
Sandy and Rsie Matos at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Rosie and Sandy Matos. Photo by John Tran
Kelsey Goddard, left, and Catherine Zaruba at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Kelsey Goddard, left, and Catherine Zaruba. Photo by John Tran
Jenny Pallais, left, and Juanita Leon at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Jenny Pallais, left, and Juanita Leon. Photo by John Tran
Chandee Perkins at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Chandee Perkins. Photo by John Tran
Avery Burns, left, and Gretchen Bieber at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Avery Burns, left, and Gretchen Bieber. Photo by John Tran
Mail woman at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Veuve Clicquot mail carrier. Photo by John Tran
Flower arrangement with note cards and sunglasses at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Flower arrangement with note cards and sunglasses celebrate the Veuve Clicquot theme. Photo by John Tran
The mail truck at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Veuve Clicquot mail truck. Photo by John Tran
Melissa Santiago, from left, Brenda Mariani and Kathy Eagleton at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Whitney Morgan, from left, Katherine Whaley and Angie Wicker at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Shelley and Shawn Virene at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Sandra Zaldana, left, and Denise Fancher at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Joe and Nancy Mathé, from left, with Paula Mott at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Sandy and Rsie Matos at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Kelsey Goddard, left, and Catherine Zaruba at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Jenny Pallais, left, and Juanita Leon at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Chandee Perkins at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Avery Burns, left, and Gretchen Bieber at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Mail woman at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
Flower arrangement with note cards and sunglasses at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19
The mail truck at Veuve Clicquot at Brasserie 19

It wasn't Brasserie 19's busiest day on record. But the champagne-guzzling crowd that poured in on Thursday was among one of the River Oaks bistro's best. And that was thanks in no small part to the Veuve Clicquot "mail truck."

For several late afternoon hours, the merry throng that schmoozed in and out totaled 500, consuming 36 cases of Veuve. As B-19 general manager Shawn Virene said, "Veuve Clicquot anything and everybody shows up." Indeed. At 6:30, the place was SRO with partiers two and three deep around the bar. By night's end, the restaurant had served some 400 dinners. 

The bubbly frolic took place on the patio of the River Oaks eatery where Veuve's yellow theme was played out on decorated tables and where guests posed for photos in a mega-sized yellow Veuve frame.

Joining the party were Dr. Romy Mitchell, Jenny Pallais, Nancy and Joe Mathé, Paula Mott, Avery Burns, Chandee Perkins, Gretchen Bieber, Kelsey Goddard, Melissa Santiago, Shelley Virene, Whitney Morgan and Katherine Whaley.

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