Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Saturday Breakfast at the Greyhound Tavern

A special Southern breakfast menu 
appropriate for a casual weekend day

      Sunday brunches have been plentiful since the '70s, but a special Saturday breakfast is a bit of a challenge to find.  We had planned a celebration day for Lisa's birthday that included a day trip to Louisville.  To start off the day, we found a perfect Saturday breakfast menu filled with traditional Southern
offerings at the Greyhound Tavern in Fort Mitchell.

Veggie Omelette Breakfast
      Lisa went straight for the traditional Veggie Omelette brimming with fresh spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions with a side of fried potatoes, fruit salad and a light biscuit fresh from the oven.  Traditional done well.  I had toyed with the Breakfast Brown (a take on the Kentucky Hot Brown) with sausage gravy covering warm biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage links, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and
Chicken and Waffes
Applewood bacon.  Reading through all of that, it seemed a bit heavy to start a day trip outing so Eric and I both opted for a Southern classic—Chicken and Waffles.  Greyhound Tavern is pretty well-known around this area for their Fried Chicken so it seemed a great chance to experience it again.  It really was a great pairing of crispy coated white chicken with a Belgian waffle batter that had a nice sweetness to balance with the protein.  All topped with a scoop of whipped butter and cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar.  It didn't really need the maple syrup.  We found our accompanying cholce of cheesy grits to be on the stiff side.  For those planning a more leisurely outing, there were signature Bottomless Brunch Cocktails offered.

The Greyhound's Main Dining Rooms
      We've partaken of Greyhound's Sunday Brunch a few times and found it always a thorough spread of breakfast and salad items, along with meat and seafood.  But for a more casual Saturday, this was a memorable birthday outing.

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