I had heard Brick and Spoon was a great place to go and it was on my list, but last week my boss insisted that me and a few staff members go and try this fantastic restaurant! So, Alex, Jane and I left a little early one morning and met at Brick and Spoon. This lovely new restaurant is located on the north side of Canal Road in Orange Beach just a few miles past The Wharf.
We walked in to a clean and simple atmosphere Black furniture highlighted by a single bright flower at each table and the bar partially partitioned from the rest of the restaurant with black plantation shutters from floor to ceiling. The wall size mural and big open windows make the restaurant open and inviting. It reminded me a bit of an English pub atmosphere.
This restaurant has unusual hours for one near the beach. It is only open from 7 until 3 in the afternoon. Their motto is “We’re serving a complete, high-quality southern experience for those who want accessible, affordable alfresco dining.” We were greeted by Eric the owner at the front door and he introduced us to our server and took us to our seat, he joined us later to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and our food. He told us little about his preparation to get ready to open.
He and the staff cooked everything on the menu for a little over a month to get the food perfect before their opening. They opened in July of last year and have been going strong ever since. Currently they offer live music on Sunday during brunch.
Let me get to the food!!! Their menu is a Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Menu with a great list of yummy cocktails and made to order Bloody Mary’s. I stuck with my traditional cup of Hot Tea for breakfast but my co-workers tried the made to order Bloody Mary, and a Mimosa.
The Brick and Spoon specializes in Bloody Mary’s with an entire menu dedicated to ordering your perfect drink! Alex made hers have a peppered rim, with Tabasco, horseradish, a dill pickle spear, a blue cheese stuffed olive, pickled green beans, a piece of smoked sausage, and a cheddar cheese cube. Jane’s mimosa looked wonderfully fruity.
Each of us ordered something to our liking and each order came with a side. I chose breakfast tacos made from a fried wonton shell scrambled eggs, chorizo, lettuce sour crème, cheddar cheese and Pomme frites, and the best mango salsa I have ever tasted. I chose to have fresh fruit on the side, simple and beautiful fresh grapes, and melon. This is my new favorite breakfast in town folks!!!
Jane had Chicken Florentine Eggs Benedict. This is grilled chicken on an English Muffin with creamed spinach, garlic, poached eggs and the house hollandaise. All of our meals were large enough to bring some home but Jane was the only one who actually brought home leftovers this day. I like my eggs a little more done than what Jane likes but her meal still looked wonderful with her mimosa and a side of fruit.
Alex had a Ham and 3 cheese omelet! This meal included her omelet which had ham, smoked Gouda,Jack and Cheddar cheeses, with grits on the side. Alex enjoyed her Bloody Mary with her omelet meal. Over all were all more than satisfied we were thrilled with our wonderful meals and even bought a treat to everyone else at the office.
The office enjoyed Beignets with blackberry creme in the middle. They were being fought over by our Maintenance staff and bosses. Next time I need to get a few more! This is a don’t miss restaurant, plan a day in orange beach and enjoy “The Brick and Spoon.”