Today Hubby and I were out shopping and stopped for linner (lunch/dinner) and tried someplace new, Brick House Tavern + Tap. Hubby had said he had heard good things so we thought we would give it a try and we are both really glad that we did.
This is actually a chain with several locations around the country. If you have one near you I suggest you give them a try!
We were very happy with the friendliness and service of the staff, the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food taste and selection, and the prices.
They had a really nice assortment of appetizers, or snacks as they label them including blue & white chips which are house made chips, bleu cheese crumbles and white queso, and fried stuffed olives. However, for Hubby what stood out were the deviled eggs. He really loves deviled eggs and just had to try these. The cost was $5 which was for 6 deviled eggs (3 whole eggs) and he said well worth it! Farm fresh eggs, smoky bacon, hint of jalapeno and paprika. I do not generally eat these, but I did try a little bite of one and they were good.
Since it was Sunday they had their brunch menu available and that included $2 mimosas! I cannot pass up a mimosa and for just $2, wow. Even better was that it really was a good mimosa – the orange juice had lots of pulp and was frothy. Very tasty! Hubby had some beer – they had a nice assortment of drinks and beers.
The atmosphere is very comfortable at Brick House. It is not fancy, but it is not a cheap diner either. It is very much a “man cave” kind of cozy, but women friendly too. When we had walked in we were asked “table, booth, or couch?” Whoa, that was different. We opted for the couch since we can sit at a table or booth just about anywhere. You sit a bit lower in the couches, but they are much more comfy than a regular booth (which they have also). There were lots of TVs (not my favorite personally) on sports channels. Hubby asked if they got the Outdoor or Sportsmen Channels and our server found the Sportsmen for him and so he was happy about that. There was a giant fireplace on one wall, plenty of windows, some fun quotes on the walls, and just a nice friendly feeling.
The menu has burgers, sandwiches, and entrees and the average was about $12 or so. So many things sounded so good. I almost got the prosciutto wrapped meatloaf ($13) which is scratch made meatloaf with ground chuck, veal, and Italian sausage wrapped in prosciutto, topped with sweet chili ketchup, served with mushroom gravy and cheddar mashed potatoes. Are you drooling? I know I would not be able to eat very much of that though so I opted for the Greek keftedes meatballs ($9.50) which are lamb and beef meatballs made from scratch, mint cucumber tzatsiki on crostini with basil pesto, goat cheese and baby arugula with creamy balsamic. Delicious!
Hubby has been on a mac & cheese kick lately. This was listed under “big bowls”, but upon asking the server she said it really is not a BIG bowl so Hubby got this as a side plus a burger. This mac & cheese ($5) was by far both of our favorites. Cavatappi pasta, white queso, grated parmesan, smoky bacon and crunchy potato chip topping. I was very happy he let me have a couple of little bites – so creamy, but spicy, and comforting. A must try!
Now this is Hubby’s burger and it looks like a mess with those eggs on their especially but he assures me it was a really good burger with lots of “stuff” on it. The gun show burger ($9.50) is topped with a fried egg, cheddar cheese and dijon mayo plus lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, pickles and fries.
Hubby and I both plan on going back to Brick House and taking friends and family with us. It was a really nice “linner” for us and we recommend you all try it if you can. This was not sponsored in any way – just a place we found and wanted to share with you all.
Have you been to Brick House before? What did you think?
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