Had a $25 gift certificate for Beerworks which I hadn't been to in 4+ years. Was curious to get a pumpkin ale and while I'm not a beer drinker, I really enjoyed theirs (better than one I had at a Sunset Grill party the nite before). Altho a small was enough for me. My friend liked their IPA (IPA is pretty much all he ever drinks). We split a chicken sandwich with melted mozarella and pesto on a baguette w/ fries and also got a Caesar salad. They split everything in advance for us which was nice and still the salad was HUGE. Pretty good altho the croutons were boring. Sandwich was disappointing, just seemed dry and boring but their fries are good. Overpriced at $9.95 but the total came to just under $25, so it worked out well with the certificate.
Masa in the south end was very crowded for brunch at 1:30 on a Sun. altho plenty of seats at the bar. Asked her to turn on football but no one there cared about it except for me. They have a 3 course deal with a choice of granola, caesar or some Mexican turnover to start; Mexican omelette, breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros for a main; one dessert to complete the meal all for $9.99. I got granola with pieces of various fruit which was good. The breakfast burrito was a lot of food, not the best but decent, stuffed with eggs, chorizo and potato PLUS rice and black beans on the side. Altho the beans were more like soup then real beans. A little apple crisp w/ ice cream for dessert, would have been better if the crisp was hot but fine. A la carte items were pretty much $7-10 so a fair price. Unless the girl charges you for each item separately. I thought I misunderstood the 3 course thing but she needed to key in prix fixe on the register. And actually, $3 for the bowl of granolla w/ fruit wasn't bad at all. Worth a shot.