Toast to old favorites & new beginnings at The Marquis II’s pop-up fundraiser

Photo courtesy of The Marquis II

Dive into delicious dishes from Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys and the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation at the Pop-up Fundraiser and Customer Appreciation Party at The Marquis II on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

Just off the corner of Bissonnet Street and Kirby Drive, long-time West University bar The Marquis II will host a customer appreciation party and pop-up fundraiser with the help of two iconic Houston restaurants.

The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, both owned by Legacy Restaurants, have partnered up with The Marquis II to offer their delicious dishes with proceeds being donated directly to the bar.

Food offerings will include tacos and tamales from The Original Ninfa’s Executive Chef Alex Padilla, along with the four traditional flavors of Antone’s classic po’ boys: The Original, Super Original, Tuna, and Turkey and Swiss.

The Marquis II will be offering its famous Texas Tea in addition to its wide range of beers, spirits, and wine.

Photo courtesy of Antone’s Famous Po’boys

Funds for a Fresh Start

In early December, after more than 30 years in business at its current location, The Marquis II faced a brief closing before longtime general manager Al Jara was able to purchase and reopen the neighborhood spot.

As they get back up and running, Legacy Restaurants CEO Jonathan Horowitz, an area resident and frequent customer during his Rice days, was happy to reach out after reading about the bar’s plight.

“This is a very difficult business,” said Horowitz. “Al and his family have risked
everything to keep this place open. He’s taking a leap of faith to preserve the legacy of
The Marquis II.”

“Al wanted to plan a customer appreciation event for the loyal regulars
who have stuck with them over the years,” continued Horowitz, “and we wanted to support his efforts to build business, so we offered whatever we could do to help.”

Photo courtesy of The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation

Pop-up Fundraiser & Customer Appreciation Party at The Marquis II

Photo courtesy of Antones Famous Po Boys

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