With 27 Drunk Brunch reviews already on Drink Up Columbus I keep expecting to run out of new places to write about, but just when I think I’ve hit the bottom of the brunch barrel a new restaurant pops up or an existing restaurant adds a brunch menu, as is the case with the Brewery District’s Columbus Brewing Company restaurant.
On a sunny Saturday my husband and I ventured to CBC for brunch, an offering which was added in early May. In contrast to many of the downtown brunch spots, CBC has its own sizable parking lot, which is very nice because after a night of drinking – or just before my first cup of coffee – I don’t feel like fighting with the parking space gods.
They had a rather large selection of brunchy beverages from which to choose, including six different bloody mary’s, four “fizzys” containing sparkling wine and four other cocktails. I had the Orange-Cicle cocktail, which comprised OYO Honey Vanilla Bean vodka, ginger ale and fresh squeezed orange, creating the named tasty effect of an orange creamsicle. My husband had the CBC Mary, a standard bloody mary adorned with blue cheese stuffed olives. It was full of flavor and a moderate spiciness – though if heat is what you want the other availably bloody marys will accomodate. And of course, as the Columbus Brewing Company restaurant, (though the actual brewery is separately owned) you can order a seasonal CBC beer like Bodhi or Summer Teeth to enjoy with brunch.
About a dozen specialty brunch dishes plus a selection of soups, salads and sandwhiches make up CBC’s brunch menu. I had the cornflake crusted chicken breast with a fluffy Belgian waffle served with a side of caramel-poached apples, and accompanied by a cute little jar of maple syrup. It was a solid chicken and waffle combo and the caramel apples made a nice addition.
My husband ordered the Brew House Breakfast, with two fried eggs, sausage potato hash, biscuits and gravy and bacon. Everything was pretty good and the serving size was way more than he could shovel down, though the thin and limp bacon fell pretty flat. There’s not much in the world that makes me sadder than disappointing bacon.
Brunch at Columbus Brewing Company is available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. Columbus Brewing Company is located at 525 Short Street.
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