Brunch might seem like a stuffy concept to some locals, but for those of us who are doing it right, there are cheesy eggs and alcoholic morning drinks nearby — who doesn't like that? So we were pretty excited to hear that Brick & Spoon will be opening soon at the W. Alabama bungalow that once housed Bocados. While it was sad to lose Bocados after its successful 15-year run, the owners of that spot are still working on an upcoming project, and the owners of this new restaurant have fun plans. It's a win-win situation.
This Louisiana-based chain's first Texas store was featured in Eater's recent fall tracking update, and founders Bryan Jewell and Ryan Trahan now tell Eater that they expect to be open by November 11. "This will be our third location open this year as we continue to spread the southern mojo through the South's top food towns," Jewell tells Eater. "Our concept is a spin on your traditional brunch and lunch with an ambiance compared to no other in the brunch sector of restaurants." Jewell says they chose this location right next to the University of Saint Thomas because it's a quaint neighborhood that complements their concept. "We feel it was the perfect size and location for us to express our love for food and rich Southern hospitality," Jewell says.
The menu features a diverse, international blend of traditional brunch dishes. Perhaps the more New Orleans-inspired dishes are the beignets and benedict po-boys. Still, the cajun and creole influence is there. And while they're not putting BC Powder on the menu, as another local restaurateur suggests, they're doing the next best thing. Like any good Louisiana-born brunch place, Brick & Spoon will offer the requisite build-your-own Bloody Mary menu, certainly a menu highlight (for us lushes).
· Brick & Spoon [Official Site]
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