When I used to work downtown, Frank was right around the corner. It was the perfect spot to grab a quick lunch or enjoy a few beers after a long day. It wasn’t until I had a few friends coming to town that I realized Frank served brunch.
And by “served brunch” I mean – they do it RIGHT.
We went two weekends in a row – that’s how good this place is. Both times we found parking less than a block away and free, since it was Sunday. The first time we arrived when they opened at 10am so obviously didn’t have to wait. The following weekend we rolled in just after 11am and were seated right away but it was definitely on the verge of being on a wait.
Their normal drink menu is pretty sweet (I’m looking at you, Kentucky Peach!) and the brunch cocktail options don’t disappoint either:
My personal favorite is the Red Headed Stranger, in a 16oz mason jar. It’s hard to go wrong with that one. Bacon-infused Tito’s? Yes please. Bacon & cheese as a garnish? In my drink? Yes PLEASE. The bloody mary mix is probably the best I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Thick, spicy, and full of flavor.
This next one is Brad’s favorite. I love it too but I just can’t convince myself to stray from the bloody mary. His choice is BB Crème. Bourbon, iced coffee, half & half, and cinnamon. The first time he had it, the cinnamon was missing. Wasn’t a deal-breaker until we went back the second time and it was served WITH cinnamon. It really took it up a notch!
Now on to the important things – the FOOD.
Our first time around we had:
Both unpictured, both amazing. (You can find photos of almost all of their items on their Instagram page). Order either and you’ll be VERY happy. I would have never thought to use pulled pork in eggs benedict, but the combination was pretty damn delicious.
The following week Brad was having trouble deciding between a few options. Once our server announced the special, his mind was made up: Blackened Crawfish & Gouda Omelette with a Cajun Remoulade.
He was pretty impressed with this dish. Crawfish is one of his favorites and he LOVES gouda, so the combination of the two made it a winner.
I already knew what I was having before we set foot in the restaurant that day. The weekend before I was deciding between two items: the Texas Benedict and… Makers Mark French Toast.
Custard battered Texas toast with Makers Mark Bourbon Blueberry Sauce. It was AWESOME. I’m pretty particular about my French Toast and Frank definitely delivered. I ordered a side of their Hash Brown Casserole (top left of the photo) which I also recommend.
I highly doubt anything on their brunch will be disappointing. So many options, so many original creations! Jackalope sausage? Chicken-fried wild boar? Sweet potato flapjacks? Pork belly breakfast tacos?
We’ll be back to try them all.