Today we visit one of our three culinary finds from our Lafayette visit of last year—Brick and Spoon. (The other two were Steve and Pat’s Bon Temps Grill and Buck and Johnny’s in Breaux Bridge.) As with The Saint Street Inn, the owners, Ryan Trahan and Bryan Jewell are proud of their local food sourcing and there is a sign on one wall listing their many suppliers.
Brick and Spoon offers “a menu chock full of both unique and classic breakfast and lunch dishes… The restaurant…boasts ‘a morning ritual that’s anything but routine,’ according to the owners…. The owners…designed the menu, and they wanted it to be ‘as creative as possible,’ says Trahan. ‘We want people to like what we do. We don’t want to be something that you can find anywhere. We want it to be unique to us. We’re trying to bring the old Louisiana style feel of everything combined with the new, modern look of the breakfast scene. Something a little more lively than your normal breakfast, brunch and lunch,’ says Trahan. ‘We want it to be a place where you can come with your colleagues or your friends and also come with your family, have a few drinks and enjoy a nice brunch. We want people to feel comfortable but also be inspired by what we do’” (Elizabeth Rose at theind.com).
After much internal debate—should it be the Crab Cake Benny or the Oyster Bed or the Soft Shell Crab, I finally decided on the latter.
Chuck was set to order the breakfast tacos with eggs and chorizo in crispy wonton skins. But I reminded him that this had been my first breakfast at Brick and Spoon, and while it was good, it didn’t knock my socks off and wasn’t something that I would probably order again. So he returned to his choice at his first breakfast here—the Roasted Corn, Crab, and Sweet Pepper Crêpes.
His plate came with toast points while mine came with the Pomme Frites. And, big spender that I am, I upgraded to the parmesan and truffle coating for an additional $1.50. Brick and Spoon doesn’t offer the traditional breakfast potatoes of hash browns or home fries—it’s pomme frites with the breakfast offerings and the lunch sandwiches. But since these are the thin shoestring “frites,” that’s find with me.
Brick and Spoon has a breakfast menu that has me anticipating our next return. The owners have certainly succeeded in offering “something a little more lively than your normal breakfast, brunch and lunch” and earn 4.5 Addies for their efforts.