The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Old Town Spring, February 2 – The historic Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon at 103 Midway Street in Old Town Spring reopened yesterday, Monday, February 1, 2021 under the ownership and management of Casey Kosh, the dynamic businessman known for his Amerigo’s Restaurant in The Woodlands. Kosh has brought his flare for hospitality, great food, and a fun atmosphere to the historic saloon, which has now reopened after a long hiatus.
For a great place to relax, have fine food or simple food, and enjoy great cocktails and full bar service in either a historic or modern setting, depending upon which side of the restaurant where you enjoy, Kosh’s restored Wunsche Brothers Cafe is easily one of the best options in the north Houston area. The reviewers of The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, snuck into restaurant to try the fare and experience the service.
The cafe possesses enormous diversity in ambience. The renovated Wunsche Brothers Cafe appears in perfect condition and has the historic flare of the 1902 restaurant, which Dell and Charlie Wunsche constructed on the land which their German immigrant parents had left to them. They began their business operations as a saloon and hotel primarily serving the railroad industry. Going into the renovated section of the restaurant gives one the look and feel of the turn of the century.
Local legend in Spring is that railroad workers would jump off of slow-moving trains to grab one of the famous Wunsche burgers as they passed the famed cafe. While trains run far too rapidly nowadays for that to occur, the superb food at Kosh’s renovated restaurant is well worth the effort. Nevertheless, in addition to jumping from a train for a burger, there’s a lot more from which to choose immediately after the performance of such a stunt.
There’s a wide range of appetizers to go along with any cocktail you can imagine or conjure. The German-style sauerkraut balls come with three or more tasty sauces to fit almost any palette.
The burgers are just as good, if not a lot better, than the historic Wunsche burgers long available at this location. Recently-popular dishes, such as pulled pork or pulled-pork sandwiches are available and provide an excellent choice, as one might expect from the creative genius of Kosh and his kitchen staff.
The modern upstairs bar in the new section of the restaurant has a beautiful outdoor patio where guests can enjoy their drinks and survey the entire landscape of Old Town Spring while watching trains pass by on the historic tracks near the restaurant.
Along with cocktails, this newspaper recommends that guests try the Three Sides on the menu. The sides at Wunsche Brothers may be the most original aspect of the entire dining experience. We tried the okra and tomatoes, squash casserole, and creamed corn. Each dish had great flavor and surprising flavors.
Fun, relaxing, and historic with modern styles and conveniences mixed into the experience, Wunsche Brothers Cafe & Saloon is the place to be in the north Houston area.