They have their craft cocktails, scratch-made pies, and irresistible shakes, but now there's a brand-new menu making its debut at 110 E. Congress St. We're talkin' about brunch, here. Blue Front is officially kicking off its brunch menu beginning Saturday, March 18.
Now, after a few months of smoothing out the process, the new brunch menu is ready to make its appearance from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday - Sunday.
Much like their housemade pies, Blue Front is also making their own waffles and English muffins in-house, along with all of the juicing and fermentation as well.
The downtown restaurant hit the ground running back in January, serving large crowds for lunch and dinner. Rio Nuevo teamed up with Patricia Schwabe, the operator of Penca Restaurante, Owl's Club,Tooley’s Cafe, & Peach Properties, for the remodel and management of the former Ten 55 Brewing Company space.
At least 100 years ago, the building was much different — a fine clothing story to be exact. With indoor seating on the floor level, up on the second floor, a bar, and patio seating, Blue Front is quickly becoming a go-to for downtown eaters.
Now, they're welcoming everyone in earlier on the weekend for a brunch menu that has a little bit of something for everyone.
BLUE FRONT LUNCH MENU
House Cured & Smoked Fish Plate ($18) - Dill cured salmon and smoked trout, house pickled vegetables, capers, Heirloom tomato, cucumber salad, sour cream. Served with bread
Prawn Cocktail ($15) - Poached and chilled prawns (5) served with house-made horseradish cocktail sauce
Deviled Eggs ($15) - Sun-dried tomato deviled eggs, fresh herb deviled eggs, house pickled vegetables
French Fries (V option) ($8) - Fresh-cut Kennebec potatoes
Fried Okra ($10) - Cornmeal crusted and fried, housemade remoulade
BF Potato Chips (V option) ($6) - Housemade salt and vinegar chips
Steak & Potato Hash ($25) - Cast iron seared flatiron, Kennebec potatoes, roasted mushrooms, onions, peppers, two eggs any style, and lemon aioli
BF Omelette (pick up to three items)($16) - three eggs, served with citrus arugula salad and your choice of toast
BF Quiche ($16) - Housemade bacon, BF Canadian bacon, roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, manchego cheese, chives, savory egg custard in a flakey crust. Served with citrus-dressed arugula and fresh fruit
Vegan Quiche ($16) - Roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, spinach, vegan cheddar, chives, and turmeric tofu custard in a flakey crust. Served with citrus-dressed arugula and fresh fruit
Blue Front's brunch will also feature a variety of sides for $6 each including Bacon (V option), BF Canadian Bacon, Sausage Patty, Hash Browns, Fruit Bowl, Cottage Cheese, Avocado, and Eggs (two). Plus, you'll have the option to add a side of bread to your meal for $4 each — Rustic Sourdough, Wheat, English Muffin, Biscuit, and GF Bread.
MEALS FOR 10 YEARS OLD & YOUNGER
For the younger eaters, there's a Kids Menu with a handful of dishes for $10 each. The menu includes Waffle & Fresh Fruit, BF Kid’s Breakfast (one egg, fresh fruit, bacon, and toast), French Toast & Fresh Fruit, Grilled Cheese & Fries (V), and BF Granola and milk (V).
BLUE FRONT BRUNCH COCKTAILS
If you're familiar with the bar menu and its whimsical craft cocktails inspired by classics, there's a new group of Brunch Cocktails to sip on. All of the following cocktails, besides the Mimosa Mixer ($40), are priced the same at $15 each.
The Blueblood - Vodka, House Old Bay Bloody Mix, Lemon, Horseradish
La Maria - Mezcal, Tequila, House Michi Mix, Lime, serrano tincture
Ballroom Spritz - Cocchi Americano, sparkling wine, grapefruit bitters, soda
BF Aperol Spritz - Strawberry-Hibiscus Infused Aperol, sparkling wine, soda
Mimosa Mixer ($40) - Bottle of Freixenet Blanc de Blancs served alongside a spread of mixers including housemade grapefruit cordial, mixed berry puree, cranberry juice cocktail, orange juice, prickly pear nectar. Garnished with fresh seasonal fruits
SAVE ROOM FOR PIE!
You've gotta save room for dessert because Blue Front bakes all of the pies they sell. What'll it be? The Bourbon Pecan, Chocolate Cream (V), Spiced Apple, Seasonal Berry, or Banana Cream?
HOURS OF OPERATION
Right now, Blue Front is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily, except on Fridays and Saturdays when they'll stay open until 11 p.m. Brucnh is available from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour will run from 3 - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday.