Yes, I did brunch again. This time a group of bloggers headed to the Brunch Test Kitchen of the Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant in South Boston. Why, yes, I do get around, thank you. What exactly is a Brunch Test Kitchen? Well, Lincoln Tavern and Executive Chef Nicholas Dixon are behind this great idea – Fridays are test days for their brunch menu. It’s a rotating menu offered in addition to lunch menu (in case you’re not feeling the brunch, but it’s really good, so you just might), from 10 am to 3 pm, and essentially “winners” go on to star at the Sunday Brunch. Here are some who have made the leap: Nutella S’mores Pancakes, Fruity Pebble Pancakes, Fried Chicken & Cheddar Biscuits, and the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake with rum – definitely grownup. So they give you three possible days to brunch.
What was our brunch like? Creative offerings, beautifully executed and presented. Brunch done well!
We ordered a Mionetto Prosecco adorably called a Bucket of Bubbles served with three juices – orange, grapefruit and apple cider. Our waitress suggested a mix of all three. Great choice.
I ordered the Chef’s Fruit Salad and it is a wonderful combination of fruits that left me feeling virtuous, and ready to dive into the short rib grilled cheese which I also ordered and immediately had to share with others because it was too good to keep all for myself.
The fun part about blogger get-togethers (aside from the open exchange of ideas, great conversations, laughter, and networking) is the unbelievable patience of the other diners to move, shift light, and photograph food. Some of these photos were taken on the bar or on the stage. We didn’t let anything get cold but we were pretty thorough.
We all ordered off the menu, and tried, well, really almost everything. Luckily, bloggers share which is part and parcel of a great meal for me, almost always. And for you, we tried both savory and sweet.
Savory: super crisp and pretty darn perfect fried calamari, a Philly cheese steak hot pocket (seriously great hot pocket), shrimp and grits skewers (we fought a little over this), and several of the yummy wood fired pizzas – smoked salmon pizza, breakfast pizza, and my favorite, the roasted onion and goat cheese pizza.
Sweet: Fruity Pebbles Pancakes (which are incredible and so pretty), also practically perfect butternut squash pancakes, and a seriously adorable and yummy Fluffernutter parfait. The coffee is wonderful, the cool water bottles stay on the table, and the service is warm, friendly and just the right amount of attentive.
Lincoln Tavern is absolutely enormous – a great space for large groups, and they have more private booths for a cozier experience, too.
Located at 425 West Broadway in South Boston. Street parking is available and there is also a good-sized lot across the street with 2-hour parking. I was lucky and snagged a spot right out front. This area has adorable stores nearby, too. Take a postprandial walk. It’s good for you and you’ll explore a really fun neighborhood. Happy Brunching!
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Disclaimer: I was invited to this hosted blogger brunch at Lincoln Tavern. The meal and beverages were complimentary. All opinions are, and always will be, my own.