James Brennan is CEO of Enlightened Hospitality Group, which operates the Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham and Gabardine restaurants.

James Brennan is CEO of Enlightened Hospitality Group, which operates the Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham and Gabardine restaurants.

Enlightened Hospitality Group LLC was trying to figure out a name for its new Gaslamp Quarter restaurant in 2010, when celebrity chef and co-owner Brian Malarkey remarked that his busy schedule had kept him away from one of his favorite local haunts: the Del Mar racetrack...

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