I went to Brewriver this afternoon to use my foodieus $10 card before it expired. I had been wanting to try this place for a while since it opened but our times never matched up. It seems like I only want to eat out on Mondays when all restaurants are closed. (go figure) So I made it a point to drive all the way down there on Sunday. First off, parking is a little odd. Their lot is across the street and down the road a little. Its not a long walk but the lot is on a super steep hill so your car feels like its going to tumble down the lot. (Think serpentine wall grade steep.)
It was relatively empty for being after church time. I got there about 1pm and there was a few people on the patio but only one other person at the bar. The menu was brunch :( I am one of those few people in the world who do not like brunch/breakfast. I think its the third shifter in me but when people are eating eggs and bacon, I want wings and burgers. The whole brunch menu was pretty much egg-centric. I like eggs- but I like eggs on burgers and flatbreads, not Benedict style. But you cant go wrong with bacon, so I started looking at the bacon options. All of their bacon products are made with a beer and honey marinade. It sounds like an odd combo so I figured I’d get an appetizer with it on there before I ordered the egg BLT. I went with the bacon doughnuts. In my mind I’m thinking these are going to come out like Holtmans maple bacon doughnuts (get there right now if you haven’t!) but I was really disappointed.
They were doughnut balls, not regular doughnuts. And the beer honey bacon- DISGUSTING! The dough from the balls and the hoppiness from the beer made it so yeasty and gross. Then it didnt help that my bacon was burnt to a crisp. Like BLACK. If you’ve ever had burnt bacon you know the bitter flavor that you taste. Now add burnt honey to that and its so foul i had to spit it out.
I just left. I really dont see myself even trying this place again. Its now 6 hours later and I still have that taste in my mouth. The decor was nice, as was the setup of the restaurant; but the parking wasnt great, the bartender was kinda arrogant, and those doughnuts could be the worst thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. So my advice, skip it- drive 2 more minutes down the road and go to Elis barbecue; its so much better. Just remember they don’t take cards, cash only so go to the ATM beforehand.