At Insider Louisville, Steve Coomes picked up on my media blast last week:
Manly meals: Big brews, beef and bloody Marys for brunch at Bank Street Brewhouse.
... If, like me, you lean toward savory, single plate selections (never been a piled-high pancake and whipped cream waffle fan), this is a good option. No syrupy-sweet selections on the limited but diverse menu that includes BSB’s fantastic croque madame (which shares my pick for the best hot sandwich around with the Brown Hotel’s hot brown), Kentucky eggs Benedict, chorizo hash, pork tacos and burgers.
Plus, the joint serves adult beverages beginning at 10 a.m., a full three hours before Louisville spots start pouring poisons.
Don’t think that’s a big deal? Ask any Sunday brunch server how many times angry patrons confirm, “What? I can’t get a bloody Mary until 1?”
In the aftermath of the demise of Lynn's Paradise Cafe, as various metro food and dining commentators hurriedly sought to answer the pressing question, "Omigod, where do people go for Sunday brunch now that Lynn's is gone?," it occurred to me that at least two of them had omitted Bank Street Brewhouse -- while managing to include Toast on Market (New Albany location), although in fairness, the origins of Toast in Louisville probably contributed to its inclusion.
If you're standing outside the bolted doors and shuttered windows at Lynn's, it's no more than 15 minutes driving to Bank Street Brewhouse, and probably less on most days.
Hence the refresher course. Here is what I distributed, including an updated full menu.
Now that Lynn’s is gone, Bank Street Brewhouse gently reminds you that we have Sunday brunch, too, and moreover, Indiana offers a certifiable Sunday brunch bonus: Adult beverages can be served as early as 7:00 a.m. north of the Ohio -- although at Bank Street Brewhouse, we don’t open until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday (brunch ends at 2:00 p.m., and we close at 6:00 p.m.)
10: 00 a.m.? That’s what we Hoosiers call a good three-hour head start.
The weekly Sunday brunch menu, including Kentucky Eggs Benedict, 3D Valley Farms Angus Burger and Croque Madame, is augmented on the first Sunday of the month with an Omelet Station and Prime Rib Carvery.
Every Sunday, our Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar starts along with food service at 10:00 a.m. The Blood Mary Bar dates from Bank Street Brewhouse’s inception in 2009, making it one of the first in the Louisville metro area. Choose from a selection of garnishes, spices, sauces and seasonings, and craft your own restorative flavor profile.
Other special drinks include Mimosas (with Huber Sparkling Wine), Sweet Lucy Cream Liqueur & Starlight Coffee, and a selection of small batch bourbons and spirits.
Of course, NABC is proud or beer lineup. Twelve draft lines and two hand-pulls pour our beers of proven merit: Standards like Beak’s Best, Black & Bluegrass, Community Dark, Elector, Hoptimus and Tafel, alongside rotating seasonals and one-offs (Solidarity; Bonfire of the Valkyries; Hoosier Daddy; Naughty Girl; and more).
In Indiana, small breweries and wineries are the exception to the Sunday carry-our prohibition, and we sell growlers (64-ounce draft jugs) and 22-ounce “bomber” bottles to go on Sunday (and every day of the week except Monday, when Bank Street Brewhouse is closed).
Roger A. Baylor
Carnival Barker and Nominal Co-Owner
SUNDAY BRUNCH MENU
Bank Street Brewhouse
415 Bank Street
New Albany, Indiana
Brunch served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bank Street Brewhouse Sunday Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Alcoholic beverages served from 10:00 a.m., including 14 NABC beers. Carry-out draft growlers and 22-oz bomber bottles of NABC beer available all day on Sunday
First Sunday of the month: Omelet Station and Prime Rib Carvery
Executive Chef: Matt Weirich
Sous Chef: Bernie Collier
KENTUCKY EGGS BENEDICT
Two Poached Eggs, Choice of Pork Belly or Applewood Smoked Ham, Mornay, Tribeca Oven Baguette, Hash Brown Potatoes - 11
STEAK & EGGS
Bacon Hash, Roasted Vegetables, & Veal Stock Reduction, Topped With a Poached Egg
6oz Sirloin - 13
10oz NY Strip - 17
NEW ALBANIAN EYE OPENER
2 Eggs Any Style; Choice of 3: Toast, Buttermilk Biscuit Hand Made 15-B Sausage Patties, Applewood Smoked Bacon Hash Brown Potatoes, Grits - 7.5
BISCUITS & GRAVY
Baked Buttermilk Biscuits, House Sausage Gravy - 6.5
SUNDAY CROQUE MADAME
Applewood Smoked Ham, Prosciutto, White Cheddar Cheese, Mornay, Poached Egg, Pommes Frites and a Side Salad - 13
3D VALLEY FARMS ANGUS BURGER
Half Pound Burger, White Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pommes Frites - 10
Fiedler Farms Chorizo, Sunny Side Egg, Pickled Red Onion, Crème Fraiche – 13
Choice of Roasted Vegetables or Fiedler Family Farms Pork, Pickled Red Onion, Pineapple, Cilantro, Mojo Sauce – 12
Mimosas (Huber Sparkling Wine) 6
Build Your Own Bloody Mary - 7
Sweet Lucy Cream Liqueur & Coffee - 5
Locally Roasted Starlight Coffee - 2.5
Sprecher Gourmet Sodas: Old-fashioned Root Beer, Cream Soda, Orange Dream, Lo-Cal Root Beer and Cherry Cola - 2.5
Ale-8 One – 2
Orangina - 2.5
Sweetened/Unsweetened Tea - 1.5