Friday, March 1, 2013
Brick & Spoon, Lafayette’s soon-to-be newest brunch spot, has a menu chock full of both unique and classic breakfast and lunch dishes that owners Ryan Trahan and Bryan Jewell hope to begin serving in the next couple of months.
The restaurant, which boasts “a morning ritual that’s anything but routine,” according to the owners, is in the former Fatty J’s Pizza Joint at 3524 Kaliste Saloom Road, and the interior is undergoing quite the transformation. The 1,500-square-foot restaurant will hold about 100 seats, including 48 for patio dining. The owners also designed the menu to be “as creative as possible,” says Trahan. “We want people to like what we do. We don’t want to be something that you can find anywhere. We want it to be unique to us.”
The menu is already on the Brick & Spoon Facebook page, and some of the standout items include breakfast tacos made with fried wonton shells and filled with chorizo, avocado, egg, Monterrey cheese, sour cream and salsa, or the Perky Omelet with fresh pear, blue cheese crumbles, prosciutto, lemon juice and arugula. The restaurant also offers a Korean BBQ Benedict with poached egg and cilantro for breakfast or in a panini for lunch. Classic crepes with fresh fruit, frittatas and omelets also abound. Macaroni and cheese is not something most people tend to eat for breakfast, but who’s to say a pasta treat stuffed with smoked tasso, shrimp, crab and cheese won’t complement a Bloody Mary perfectly?
For lunch, there are the “samiches” that are served with rosemary sea salt potato chips or Parmesan truffle fries. The Grown-Up Grilled Cheese comes with sourdough, fried egg, pecan-smoked bacon and, of course, cheeses, and the shrimp and tarragon panini is grilled shrimp, romaine hearts, tomato, avocado, caramelized onions and tarragon caper mayo. For those looking for something lighter, there are a half dozen salad choices that are way beyond the classic chef variety and are instead filled with steak, arugula, pistachios, avocados, pesto vinaigrette, prosciutto and mint — though not all together.
Along with brunch comes those morning libations, and Brick & Spoon will have no shortage. The drink menu is full of infused Irish coffees, mimosa flights, and Big Spoon Bloody Marys with a choice of 50 different items to fill the concoction, including seafood, vegetables, cheeses, eggs and 10 to 12 different kinds of vodka, including some infusions with cucumber, bacon and others.
“We’re trying to bring the old Louisiana style feel of everything combined with the new, modern look of the breakfast scene. Something a little more lively than your normal breakfast, brunch and lunch,” says Trahan. “We want it to be a place where you can come with your colleagues or your friends and also come with your family, have a few drinks and enjoy a nice brunch. We want people to feel comfortable but also be inspired by what we do.”
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 10, 2013:
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
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