Barrel & Ashes
I’ve been putting off taking my car in for some time now so I finally scheduled my car service this morning since next weekend will be a busy one. It’s not something I look forward to, taking the car in and then sitting around for a couple of hours, but Phill was kind enough to wake up early and follow me so he could take me back home, or in this case his place. Two hours later my car was ready, but we were both starting to get hungry, so we decided to stop by Barrel & Ashes for brunch as it was on the way to the dealer.
I’ve been to Barrel & Ashes quite a few times for dinner, but never for brunch. The place was pretty full an hour after they opened, but still much quieter than their typical busy evenings. I went for the pork belly benedict, which had smoked pork roast on top of an oven roasted tomato. The tomato kind of tasted more like pepper, and didn’t really do much for me, but the pork was good.
I was tempted to get one of their breakfast hoe cakes, but settled on the plain one that was drenched in butter and syrup and still bubbling long after it was set on our table. Good as always. Phill had the best damn chick’n sandwich, and a biscuit with jam; the biscuit was put on the grill to put a little barbecue spin on it. Overall it was just enough food to get us full without feeling stuffed. The spot has some nice variations to their brunch menu to keep it from feeling just like their dinner or having standard brunch fare, so it’s good to check out. And I’m sure since Phill and I both live just down the way from them that they’ll be back for brunch again in no time.