If firefighters ate brunch, this is what it would be like: filling– but not too heavy, flavorful—but not too pricey, savory options—along with sweet, and plenty of delicious “breakfast” cocktails to wash it down.
My boyfriend Boris and I visited the new restaurant that sits not even one block away from my apartment this past Sunday. Brunch was on our minds. The Sixth Engine website recently went from empty stub to fully functional and includes the new brunch menu.
For those that didn’t get enough alcohol to drink the night before, Sixth Engine offers brunch cocktails ranging from $6-$9. This is a deal, as many of the same cocktails are listed on their main drink menu for $11. I had the “Shandy,” made up of beer, lime & lemon juice, ginger syrup, maple syrup, orange bitters & fizz. It was light and refreshing, and I could picture myself drinking it in the warm sunshine out on their patio (set to open mid-April).
Boris got a Bloody Mary, made in typical style with vodka and “Sixth Engine house mix.” I was excited to report to my roommate Megan that they had a Bloody Maria on the drink menu as well, as she is known to substitute tequila for vodka in her brunch drinks.
The potato hash was recommended as one of the best dishes on the menu, so Boris got that. It consisted of corned beef, poached eggs, and hollandaise stuffed into a twice-baked potato. It is served with buttered toast, and really hits the spot. Price: $13
I ordered the English toast: English muffin bread, vanilla batter, clotted cream, & black currant syrup. The bread was fluffy on the inside with the perfect crispness on the edges. The black currant syrup tasted unlike most artificial syrups served at brunch, and had a real fruitiness to it. Price: $11
Brunch is available both Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If brunch isn’t what your stomach is calling for, their lunch menu is available as well.
We traded dishes back and forth until we were full. Neither of us could finish off the English toast. As for the potato hash, not a crumb was spared.