Brunch and Brews with a View

When you live in a city full of breweries, most of your weekends are already planned. I have to be honest, I didn’t believe I liked beer until I started visiting craft breweries and trying different styles. Now, I can’t even tell you the last time I had a bottle of wine on the weekend (ok, I mean, I could…but let’s just get to the point).

This past weekend started out with a delicious brunch at Home Town Harvest Kitchen. We first tried Home Town Harvest’s food when they were a visiting food truck at a local brewery and when they opened their actual restaurant, we knew we had to try it out. Also, have I mentioned my favorite ice cream is served at the entry to the restaurant? We can talk about that in another post.

I decided on their Stonefruit Stuffed French Toast. This is challah bread with stonefruit custard, peach honey, walnut and oatmeal streusel. You guys, this french toast was nothing like I have had in the past. The bread was perfect and was not soggy. I also appreciated the overall balance of the plate and that they didn’t choose to use cream cheese and a fruit spread like a lot of chain restaurants do.

I opted for a simple cup of coffee, but one of our friends had a boozy milkshake to accompany their meal. You can also choose from a selection of other handcrafted cocktails.

After you enjoy your delicious food, be sure to take a stroll along the creek and take in the unique sculptures in the water and gorgeous landscaping. This will also help you prepare yourself for a few brews (there are 5 craft breweries within walking distance) or even some grub from local food trucks stationed at the local breweries.

This past weekend we decided to venture to Waredaca Brewing, and I am kicking myself for not snapping more pictures because the location is absolutely beautiful. With Fall weather on the horizon, I know we will be going back so I will be sure to snap more picture for a future post. I will say this, if you love horses, this is the place for you!

We reserved a table before arriving to ensure we would have a place to sit. You are given a flag with your table number, and you place this in a growler that is on your table to signal to servers when you are ready to order. I really liked this aspect as it gave you as much time to view the beer list as you needed without feeling pressure to make a quick decision.

While I usually try a few different beers when we go to a new location, I had 2 pours of the Shandy (Watermelon Gose mixed with lemonade). It was so refreshing, sweet, and had a slight tartness to it. I honestly wish I would have had this drink ALL Summer. The rest of the group took advantage of grabbing their Camptoberfest Marzen Lager in a commemorative stein.

There are a few other breweries within a few miles that we also visited, that I will share more about later. Overall, if you are looking for a relaxing environment, with beautiful views, is dog and kid friendly, give Waredaca a visit!

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