the owners of Rivershack Tavern have opened a new restaurant in the warehouse. they've also retained one of the chefs behind J'anita's. two points... they also want to appeal to locals in the neighborhood and become a spot for regulars. more points!
sadly, Sunday's brunch was pretty bad. i had the Cajun Benedict -- crawfish cakes over biscuits w/ poached eggs and hollandaise, and side of what i believe was the corn-roasted cheese grits (menu mentions those and plain, and mine were yellow w/ corn pieces). this all sounded great on paper...but was completely lacking in actual flavor. the biscuits were flat, but may have had some rosemary in them. the crawfish must have been ground finely, couldnt identify any. the the hollandaise had broken so it didnt really stick to the eggs, which were poached well. but none of it was seasoned whatsoever...nor did the bartender provide any salt or pepper.
the side of corn & cheese grits were the biggest offender -- not a calorie of flavor. they literally tasted like air...solidified air. would not eat.
my SO's Basic Breafkast was likewise void of flavor or seasoning -- w/ the exception of the sausage patties, which were so incredibly salty it was like they absorbed all the seasoning from our two plates combined.
service was meh.
pretty disappointed...have really enjoyed Friday lunches at Rivershack. will probably go back to try the evening fare, or hit the 40 taps of draught beer...but definitely will not do brunch again.
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