Our Roots:

Like any good story, we begin long, long ago, with two immigrants who came to the United States from Russia to make a better life for themselves and their families.
In this case, they were Drew Glick’s grandfather on his father’s side, Louie Glick and his great uncle, Max Braverman. Both were skilled butchers, one kosher and one non-kosher who knew a little bit about cooking too.

  • Max (on the left, with glasses) was a shrewd businessman with a charming smile who always had a little joke to tell or pun to make in nearly every conversation. Max achieved acclaim by building a successful wholesale meat company that brought him both success and great pleasure.
  • Louie (on the right), moved to Brooklyn from Russia in the early 1920s. Along with 5 brothers, he built Glick Brothers Butcher Stores in Brooklyn, NY. Eventually building the business to be one of the largest kosher butcher store chains in New York. Louie was known to be a man of intellect and strong conviction. In 1948, Louie acted upon his strong beliefs and traveled for four months to the Middle East to fight for the formation of Israel’s statehood. Upon his return, he continued to run his family butcher shops.

These two men represent the strong history of America’s immigrant roots, and the traditional foods that have nourished our bodies and fed our souls for generations. Max & Louie’s Diner is an homage to their hard work and to the East Coast diner traditions that past generations honed and that continue to flourish to this day.



As the son of a kosher butcher and caterer, Drew Glick worked in the family catering business for more than 25 years before moving to San Antonio in 2011 to partner with his uncle, Dr. Sheldon Braverman, on Drew’s American Grill. Since closing that popular restaurant in 2014, Drew has been catering special events around San Antonio and serving top-notch meals on oil field sites in South Texas. Drew’s dynamic wife, Wendy, has been working by her husband’s side on all of their recent catering events and will continue to be a welcoming ray of sunshine at Max & Louie’s Diner.