Staycation Recommendation

Recently I enjoyed a special staycation, with my mother.  My husband had taken our son to his parents for the weekend so we had the house to ourselves.  We shopped till we dropped, went for a night swim, and took part in ‘open studio’ at my local Painting With a Twist.  Having this special time with my mother was wonderful, a rare gift for sure. 


On Saturday morning we decided to try out a new place called Brick and Spoon.  It was the second best decision we made all weekend, the best decision was deciding to go back Sunday morning!

Saturday we decided to try the Baked Brie Bruschetta as our starter, and I guessed it would pair well with the Pineapple Mimosa.  It was served on toast points with carmalized apples, white raisins, and pecans all smothered in melted brie cheese.  It was fantastic, the only draw back is that there are only 4 of these and you might not want to share them…even with your mother.  The mimosa was also wonderful although a nice pinapple slice would have been a nice garnish.



We decided at add 2 poached eggs to a meal and split it as out main course.  We went with the shrimp and grits.  The shrimp were sauteed with onions and peppers and were served atop a bed of roasted corn grits, both were topped with a magnificant homemade cream sauce.  The perfectly done poached eggs were wonderful alongside this dreamy dish.


As the day went on we continued to reminisce about our wonderful breakfast and decided we just couldn’t skip the chance to go again on Sunday morning.

This time we opted to get to meals and split them, skipping the starters all together.  We opted for the Stuffed French Toast Sliders and the Shrimp and Tasso Mac and Cheese.  The Mac and Cheese was just wonderful, the cavatappi pasta soaked up all the cheesy goodness but I must admit that the tasso was the super star here.  It wasn’t dry or over cooked, just like the shrimp it was plum and juicy. 


The French Toast Sliders while delicious were a little disappointing.  Before you read on, please note that I would still order them again; it was yummy.  The sliders were stuffed with marscapone and cream cheese and were topped with a warm seasonal berry compote, fresh whipped cream, and fosters sauce.  The only down side was that the french toast lacked that slight ‘crunch’ on the outside of the bread but believe me, I really didn’t notice it.


They are famous for their Bloody Mary’s and have an extensive bloddy mary menu, so be sure to check them out as well.


This is a newer establishment with a few locations in Orange Beach, Alabama; Houston, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; and a new location to be opening soon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  If you have the chance to experience breakfast, lunch, or brunch at the Brick and Spoon don’t miss it!  Take my word for it.




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One Response to Staycation Recommendation

  1. Michelle says:

    That looks amazing! I’ll have to check it out for sure since there is one in Houston!

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