Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Good Gravy!

I've heard tell that a humble plate of biscuits and gravy can make any hangover a little more bearable. Or maybe it's that it lulls you into a food coma, which allows you to nap, and that nap is what makes the hangover go away. Whatever it is, it's a hearty breakfast sure to cure something that is probably ailing you, even if the only thing that you're suffering from is hunger. Hunger is painful enough.
The Brick takes a plate of b&g to new heights on Saturday mornings, by offering a Biscuits and Gravy Bar for $3.95. Last Saturday the gravy choices included savory ham, traditional country sausage, and a cider house gravy with apples, sausage, and maple syrup. It was good gravy - especially the cider house - served with perfectly dense little drop biscuits and even more excellent with a side of bacon.
Their "Brickfast" menu has some standard choices on it, all good, but I recommend you ask about the specials. Last weekend's special was a crab cake benedict and it was awesome. Not too much hollandaise, the egg wasn't too runny, and the crab cake was especially crisp - good for holding its own against the egg and sauce. Served with potatoes (with a dollop of sour cream, a nice touch) and a little fruit, it was a bargain at $5.95.
In the cool dark interior of the Brick, with some hot coffee and good service, you can start to think about facing your Saturday. Or heading home to take a nap.

The Brick
1727 McGee in downtown KCMO
open Monday-Saturday from 11am to 3am
Saturday Brickfast served 11am-3pm

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