Houdini's Escape Gastropub transforms the former Recovery Room bar building in Appleton.
What do you get when you take one prominent chef, a rundown building that needs refurbishing and an economy that's still squeezing wallets? A new pub that pairs the comfort of a bar with a chef-inspired menu that doesn't break the bank.
Houdini's Escape Gastropub is the new venture opening by the end of December at 1216 S. Oneida St. in Appleton near St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Fortino Solano and Josh Woltman, two restaurant industry professionals who'd worked together years ago at Il Angolo, are partners in this venture. ...