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Review: Quarter Barrel

Today's Choice was Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub:

Lunch with the girls landed us in a ritzy little gastropub with good grub and a little bit of class. I have to say, after a hiatus, it is good to be back.

What is this?

A Blog?

Where have I been?

All will be revealed, eventually if I take the time to type something up. Really I just want to get into the Breakfast I just had. The truth is I can never get out the breakfast game. It is in my soul man, it be calling me like Pookie in New Jack. Since we last reviewed I have had another kid, which I can definitely say was a blessing but really gets in the way of the blogging time. I have been still finding the time to Brunch Hard, but not the time to write about said brunching and all the hardness. So without further Ado, let me get into this Brunch session that went down today. 

Quarter Barrel Pub is one of those newfangled gastro pubs that have been popping up all over. They have a small menu, well selected dishes and an industrial ambiance. They have high top tables and exposed piping all along the ceiling. They have a library on the walls where you can leaf through a pretty eclectic array of books, and some board games for bored patrons. Our waiter was a young dude with a sag in his pants and tattoos on his arms. In this hipster world of the millennials this is how brunch is usually done.

I ordered the Hash, which listed its ingredients as two eggs, spinach, onions, tomatoes and potatoes for 8$. At noon on a Friday they only have a brunch menu. I don’t know about other days, but I hear they have pretty good burgers.  The hash was delicious. They fried my egg runny which I adored. If you aren’t a fan I would suggest you tell them you don’t want it that way but I absolutely loved it.

I ordered a side of the French toast, which was a little steep with one slice for $2.50. In the end I was satisfied because the French Toast tasted amazing. It was a perfect blend of eggy goodness with vanilla and a creamy texture. They really knew what they were doing with it. It was the best French Toast I have had in a little while and I dare say it is in stiff competition with the French Toast at Pattersons. (I realize that last statement might be blasphemy. )

Overall it was a great experience. Good service with some good food with interesting flavors that was cooked really well. I loved it and I am definitely returning to try some other delicacies off the menu. My coworker had a baked brie that looked divine, and although I don’t think I would ever order that for just myself I wanted to try it. They also had a pizza looking flatbread dish called Lavosh which my other coworker got and let me try. (Sorry no photos.)  It was spinach and artichoke with balsamic vinegar. I loved it and would have also had it for a meal. All in all you can’t go wrong with this little spot just a block off uptown in Oxford. 

Overall Experience:
Service:                  4
Ambiance:              4
Menu:                     4
Food taste/Quality:  5

I give the whole experience 4 out of 5 broken eggs:


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