It’s been weeks since J. and I treated ourselves to a nice weekend brunch (WAY too long in my opinion), so we decided to head over to our local Bar Louie which has just recently started serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
We walked in and were surprised to see only one other couple there. I assume not a lot of people know that they serve brunch yet, but I appreciated not having to wait or fight the crowds this morning. It was just a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
J. and I started out with mimosas, because “brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.” I ordered the Breakfast Nachos – tortilla chips topped with scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheese, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos and cilantro. Overall, the flavors of this dish were really good. Creaminess from the cheese and sour cream, saltiness from the chorizo and chips, and a lot of heat from the jalapenos and salsa. A real brunch dish in my opinion mixing breakfast and lunch. I thought the chips were a little on the salty side, and having the salsa right on top made some of the chips a soggy. I also found the salsa a little too spicy for me. While I would definitely order it again, I would make sure to order the salsa and sour cream on the side to be able to dip my own chips in and control my own portions.
J. ordered the PB & J cakes – three pancakes served with peanut butter sauce, blackberry sauce, and whipped cream. I love peanut butter and jelly and pancakes were the perfect vessel to introduce these flavors together into a breakfast dish. The peanut butter added a nice creaminess and savoriness that balanced the sweetness of the blackberry sauce and whipped cream. The buttermilk pancakes were some of the lightest and fluffiest I have ever had. I would go back and order this any day (or time) of the week.
Bar Louie’s brunch menu is limited, but still plenty on there I’d go back and try! And their entire normal menu is also always available. This was a convenient spot for a quick and tasty weekend brunch.
Until next time!