Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Oct 31, 2013
01:11 PMThe Chow Down
Food Fight’s Bassett Street Brunch Club Now Open
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?
That’s the idea behind Food Fight Restaurant Group’s newest venture, Bassett Street Brunch Club, which officially opened the morning of Thursday, October 31.
“I had always wanted to do a downtown diner,” says Caitlin Suemnicht, managing partner with Food Fight. “This is the perfect blend.”
While Food Fight does own other diners like Monty’s Blue Plate, Hubbard Avenue Diner and Market Street Diner, Brunch Club, which sits on the ground floor of the new Hampton Inn on the corner of Bassett and Johnson streets, is the group’s first to cater to the campus-to-Capitol crowd.
The menu includes “brunchy entrées” like Eggs Benedict, French toast and omelets, in addition to staple breakfast items like pancakes and granola with yogurt, and the homemade donuts will undoubtedly be a hit. Colectivo provides the coffee, and a full bar stocks all the fixings for your favorite morning cocktail.
While brunch is served all day, executive chef Matt Pace, previously the exec chef at Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, churns out lunch and dinner items like sandwiches and comfort food entrées starting at 11 a.m. Look for upgraded mac and cheese, pot pie and fish tostadas.
Thankfully, there’s complimentary parking available in the Hampton Inn structure above Brunch Club, off Johnson Street. Just bring in your ticket and the restaurant will validate it for up to four hours.
The restaurant will also provide in-room dining for guests of the attached Hampton Inn, according to Suemnicht.