It's never too late to break with tradition: OU and Texas switched to the spread and won National Championships, and in 1981's S.O.B., Julie Andrews broke from nanny & nun roles and actually spread her legs. Just kidding, she flashed boob, but still, go Julie Andrews! Brilliantly breaking with nine decades of tradition, Luna's Restaurante Brookhollow, soft-open Wednesday, grand opening Friday.
A primo restaurant supplier since its 1924 founding by Maria Luna, two current generations (Francisco Sr. and Jr.) are now set to serve family recipes & more in a cozily traditional space right next to the factory, complete with tiled doorways and murals by a local artist of the Luna crest and a mariachi band, the mari-Acho band being unavailable due to a schedule involving thousands of pushups. Keeping it in la familia are in-house takes on tablitas (thin cross-cut short ribs), various pollos (a la parilla, en mole, en fiambre), guiso de puerco con calabacitas, picadillo, and fish tacos, far less alarming than Widespread Panic tacos. Purely traditional mains include carne asada, tilapia a la Veracruza, steak Mexicano (prime-beef tips sautéed in ranchera sauce), chile rellenos, and tacos dorados; a la carte sees enchiladas as well as make-your-own tacos with all the aforementioned meats, plus pork chops with pico de gallo, because after a jug of wine, Ernest and Julio like to get spicy.
Luna's is BYOB for now, but'll soon have a selection of beers and 'ritas, from which Fernando Sr. says he'll ply customers with a couple gratis samples -- the same boozy gift Julie must've received before she showed us just how alive her hills really were.