This review is special to me because I met Alex while Brick & Spoon Restaurant in Mobile was still a vision in his mind and on a business plan. It was still in the works and he was going hard to see that his goal became a reality. During that time he was still traveling to the headquarters for meetings, working with business consultants, and making sure permits were squared away.
Eventually, he took me on a tour of the gutted building and showed me the details of what it would become. He shared with me how he envisioned it being the go to spot for meetings and morning hangouts. The picture he painted was so vivid that I could see it exactly as he did. Fast forward a few months down the road, and here is Brick & Spoon. It’s one of now three locations, including Orange Beach and Lafayette, LA.
About Brick & Spoon
The brunch spot, that’s open everyday from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, serves a wide variety of their own version of traditional breakfast and lunch specials, mimosas included. It’s a really nice setup. Small, but roomy with wood floors, bars, TVs, and private rooms with glass surroundings.
The staff was on top of things and made us feel welcomed as soon as we stepped in. Alex was putting in just as much work as his crew. He soon made it over to our table to speak and make sure the waitress was taking care of us. We went at a time where the traffic wasn’t running over, but I heard it gets pretty packed on Sundays. You know how we all love a good Sunday Brunch.
Getting Down to Business: What was the food really like?
It was an enticing selection of classic favorites with their own signature spin on them. Even the mimosas were ones you won’t find just anywhere. We decided to stick to brunch since that’s what we came for. Shrimp and grits is one of my go tos for brunch, but I guess you can say we were in the Cajun/Creole spirit. It’s my opinion that you can almost never go wrong with the creole seasonings.
We ordered the Killer Creole Omelet that came packed with Gulf shrimp, Tasso, peppers and onions, and cheddar jack cheese. They also didn’t leave out the Hollandaise sauce. The omelet was delicious and the side of hash browns were cooked perfectly.
Keeping it Creole, we also had the Bayou Benedict. This one had English muffins topped with Canadian bacon, poached eggs, and shrimp smothered in a bayou topping and hollandaise sauce with a side of fire roasted corn grits. The sauce made the dish. Needless to say, we were satisfied and our plates reflected it.
My Overall First Impression of Brick & Spoon
I’m elated to see a fellow young entrepreneur bringing something new to the community. I can tell he was careful in his planning. The look and feel of the restaurant reflected it. So did his well trained staff.
I can’t wait to return and try more favorites from the menu. Before I left the first time, I had already spotted a few plates I’d love to get my hands on.
If you’ve been in the Mobile area and have tried Brick & Spoon, let me know what you thought of it!
Brick & Spoon Restaurant
Hours of Operation
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM