Gamlin Whiskey House Offers a Different Take on Brunch

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Beginning this weekend, Gamlin Whiskey House will join the trendy brunch scene in the Central West End. This is the first morning menu rolled out by Lucas and Derek Gamlin, the dynamic brother duo who also own Sub Zero Vodka Bar and Taha’a Twisted Tiki.

                                                                              All images by Molly Rippinger

Corporate Executive Chef Ivy Magruder has crafted a menu full of crowd-pleasers, but that’s not to say he hasn’t included a few unique twists. While purists can still have their pancakes simply adorned with butter and maple syrup, more adventurous eaters can explore the 10 different toppers offered at Gamlin. Channel your inner child and try the French toast with crumbled Oreo cookies and a chocolate drizzle or get the ultimate salty sweet combination by ordering a bacon, banana and pecan waffle.

On the savory side, there are plenty of egg and sandwich options to comfort and satisfy on a Sunday. Warm up with the white bean chili served over french fries and eggs or go for the omelet with shrimp, sautéed mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes with a sprinkle of shredded pepper jack cheese. The sandwiches are just as complex, with a delicious riff on the BLT layering crisp bacon with bleu cheese and sliced pear on housemade beer bread.

Mouth-watering fried chicken sandwiched between buttermilk biscuits with a healthy smear of pimento cheese will likely become a diner’s favorite weekend cure-all. Also, family-style plates great for sharing include shrimp and grits, biscuits and pork-sage gravy and the Mexican egg casserole called chilaquiles.

Those seeking a dose of health can look to the juice bar for vitamin-packed smoothies to start the day. To detox, go for the refreshing “green machine” made with kale, apple, celery, parsley and lemon. There’s also the creamy blend of banana, peanut butter, coffee and skim milk that’ll provide an extra boost of caffeine and protein.

Then again, brunch wouldn’t be brunch without cocktails and Gamlin manages to sneak their whiskies into a few of the classics. Their bloody mary swaps out vodka for a pepper-infused white whiskey while the bellini packs a punch from Pow-wow Botanical Rye.

Brunch is available on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 236 North Euclid Ave., Central West End, 314.875.9500.

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