The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch Brewery is a favorite of ours here at RealLifeSTL. I previously wrote about the restaurant and chef Travis Odle’s excellent food back in November. Earlier this month The Biergarten quietly rolled out a Sunday brunch at its Soulard location. The Sunday Funday!! Brunch is served 10am-1pm on Sundays at The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch.
Odle’s Sunday brunch menu clearly takes a simpler approach to the meal versus other establishments in the area such as Benton Park Cafe and Jax Cafe. Odle’s menu is simple and tempting with the top-priced item, the Ooey Gooey Breakfast Burger, priced at $8.50. Speaking of simple, the Average Joe is as simple as it gets with two eggs cooked any way you like, your choice of sausage or bacon and a side of breakfast potatoes. A simple bagel sandwich, appropriately called The Boring Bagel, comes with bacon, egg and cheddar cheese between two bagel slices. An all-you-can-eat pancake option is also available for $6.50 and you can choose pecans, chocolate chips or blueberries as your topping on each helping of hotcakes.
Not all of the options are as simple as those staples. The Flap Jack Heart Attack bring two eggs, six strips of bacon, and maple syrup (the real stuff) between two pancakes. The Don’t Judge Me! puts sausage and bacon between two slices of french toast.
While the menu is clearly tilted toward those wanting to over-indulge a bit, or may be compensating for over-indulging the night before, some lighter fare is also on the menu. The Uhh..Salad? consists of bacon, boiled eggs, sliced ham and chicken and tomatoes on a bed of lettuce and spinach with southwestern ranch. The fantastic Pretzel Sticks are also available. As I’ve said before, the Bass Ale cheese dip that comes with the pretzels is amazing.
I’ve personally been twice now for the brunch and plan to go again this Sunday. On my first trip, I had the aforementioned Ooey Gooey Breakfast Burger. It’s every bit the ooey, gooey and delicious that you would think. The hefty burger patty has a hint of garlic and is topped with swiss and cheddar cheese slices, bacon, and two eggs cooked over-easy. While you won’t be a thing of beauty while the egg yolk runs down your chin, the burger sure is. Fries come with the burger as well as The Biergarten’s fantastic beer-infused ketchup. On my second visit I had the Don’t Judge Me! sandwich on the french toast. It was definitely a lot cleaner to eat than the burger, but still quite delicious. My dining companions split the Flap Jack Heart Attack and spoke glowingly of the pancakes.
On my first visit I also had the opportunity to talk to Chef Odle for a bit. As with my previous experience at The Biergarten, I saw the enthusiasm that Odle brings to the restaurant and its menu. Odle beamed with that enthusiasm as he described how much fun he and his staff had with coming up with and cooking this menu. While he and his kitchen staff came up with the recipes, he included the front-of-the-house staff in naming his creations. That explains named the all-you-can-eat pancake option Eat ‘Til You Cry Cakes.
The Sunday Funday!! brunch at The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch also features a special drink menu. Aside from their normal beer offerings and suggested beer pairings with each food item, there are also several “Brunch Brewtails.” The Stella Artois Cidre Mimosa features the Cidre paired with orange juice for The Brewery’s take on the classic mimosa. The Pucker Punch consists of Cran-Brr-Rita mixed with pineapple and grenadine. A Brewtails Flight that consists of various combinations of AB InBev’s ‘Rita offerings is available as well. A rolling cart also makes its way around The Biergarten during the brunch hours offering the restuarant’s take on the classic Bloody Mary.
Below you’ll find the full menu as well as a few pictures from Sunday Funday!! Brunch at The Biergarten.
The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch serves the Sunday Funday!! Brunch from 10am-1pm on Sundays. When brunch is over, the kitchen takes a short break where only pretzels are offered and then offers its regular menu until 6pm. Complimentary tours are offered of The Brewery all day long and Clydesdales have been known to make an appearance in the afternoon.
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