Friday, July 22, 2016

BLAH BLAH BLAH THEN THE BRUNCH MENU

snake longs for brunch & his grandpa mike's lap, but all he gets is an elbow.

Hi Everybody!  This will be the third weekend of brunch.  We're having a very good time- doing new things, feeling inspired and working hard.  Which I am very grateful for since, as we all know, any type of work can get booooooring when you're doing the same thing each day.  My attention span is shamefully short anyway so I am constantly flitting from unfinished project to unfinished project.  Once upon a time, last year, I wrote "completion" on a piece of tape and put it across my laptop's camera.  Unfortunately it did not work and one day I angrily  ripped it off and threw it away- never to complete anything to this day.  Well, until brunch- which gives me a marvelous feeling of completion and satisfies my love of "before & after".  Before & after is my favorite and I am constantly gauging my own life's journey from "back then" to "right now" hoping one day to look back without wincing even a little and seeing LOTS of progress.  With my short attention span and "before & after" obsession- QB is perfect for me.  When I first walked in 9 years ago I was at the bottom of an indescribably filthy mountain and had the smallest of goals just to make it through each day.  To me brunch is partly a symbol of getting to a high enough place that says we have enough extra resources, talented staff, and fantastic regular customers that we can attempt what is almost a completely different restaurant-- and do it well.  It is also a reward for the employees who work there day in and out- it's a great creative outlet.  Anyway here's this week's menu:

CORN FRITTERS AND BACON
Ms. Molly’s corn fritters, house-cured thick cut bacon, and honey butter 11.00

BRUNCH TOASTS    
#1 whipped feta, orange honeydew melon, duck bacon, tarragon, lemon vinaigrette 8.00
#2 kalamata salad, arugula, thyme 8.00
#3 one of each toast & two poached eggs 11.00

BENEDICTS:
#1 tea smoked duck, plum cream, charbroiled bok choy, poached egg on baguette, served with home fries  13.50 
#2 house-made tempeh bacon,  arugula, roasted red pepper, poached egg, hollandaise on toasted baguette, served with home fries  12.00
#3 vegan w/ house-made tempeh bacon,  arugula, roasted red pepper, cashew hollandaise on toasted baguette, served with home fries  12.00
#4 braised beef, roasted jalapeƱo hollandaise on baguette, balsamic pickled charbroiled onion, fried onion, poached eggs, served w/ home fries  13.50

SHRIMP AND POLENTA
shrimp, bacon, pickled red onion, roasted tomato & aleppo pepper stock, poached egg, yellow corn polenta  13.50

JM’S BRUNCH BREAD PUDDING  (add  a slice of brisket for 2.00)
summer squash & shiitake bread pudding, poached egg, herbed enoki  10.00

SPICY BREAKFAST NOODLES  (extra extra spicy? we would love to- just ask!)
lemongrass pork belly, poached egg, sweet & spicy 3 chili sauce, peanuts, green onion  12.00

VEGAN SPICY BREAKFAST NOODLES  (extra extra spicy? we would love to- just ask!) 
lemongrass “chicken”, sweet & spicy 3 chili sauce, peanuts, green onion  12.00

BREAKFAST BURRITO    (deep fried add $1.50)
eggs & pinto beans, grilled & topped with pico, qb cheese sauce, cilantro and cotija  10.00

FRENCH TOAST
baguette, macerated raspberries, marionberries & blueberries, maple syrup, whipped butter, served with home fries  12.00

BLOODY MARY BREAKFAST SANDWICH
housemade pork sausage, arugula, tomato confit, poached egg, cheese sauce on an english muffin, served with home fries  12.00

PASTRAMI PLATE
homemade pastrami, latkes, pickled red cabbage, sour cream 13.50

SIDES
home fries $2       bacon $5      polenta $3      hollandaise $2      poached egg $1.50
KIDS 12 and under
egg, pinto bean, and cheese sauce burrito  6.00

home fries, scrambled egg  7.50


213 East 4th Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501