I don't know how familiar you might personally be with Brians' American Eatery, now standing forlornly empty with a sign that promises better days, but it is well and truly dead, and I don't mind that at all. Here is an article from the Union Tribune on the topic.
Brians' has now been replaced by Lil' B's Urban Eatery at 2611 El Cajon Blvd, not far east of the corner of Texas and El Cajon Boulevard. This is very good news for our community. Why? Because it is a place where you can show up at 3am on a Saturday night, wearing something glamorous, intensive and edgy, and be greeted with cries of joy. It's that kind of place.
The old Brians' American Eatery was one of the first restaurants in town where the staff was on constant patrol to make sure that everybody played nicely together. If some customer objected to the wildly diverse goings on, they would be hustled out of the place within seconds. If you want to sit and cuddle with your sweeeeetie, then you will be quite welcome to do so. The same vibe has moved to the new location.
The new menu is very very close to the same style of home cooking' as the old place - BIG portions, and high-quality ingredients. I'm told that there are mostly the same choices as before, with 15-20 new items on the menu, such as Smoked Pulled Pork, BBQ Pork Ribs, plus Macaroni And Cheese Bacon Egg Rolls… I've checked carefully, and ALL of them are on my diet!
I spoke to Brian Stout (AKA "Little Brian") and he tells me that they haven't gotten the new signs up yet, and the website is still in process. He also says that 39 of the 44 employees from Brians' made the transition to the new location. If you know Brian already, you're going to have difficulty recognizing him - He has dropped seventy pounds!
It's bigger, too - Nine more seats than the old location. As soon as their liquor license arrives, they are planning to take out the front window, put in a door and install a big patio for al fresco dining along El Cajon Boulevard!