West Town's Old Oak Tap, which opened in August, has been drawing interest from foodies and beer aficionados alike thanks to its high-profile chef (John Manion, formerly of the acclaimed Latin-fusion restaurant Mas) and its sprawling outdoor beer garden, the largest in the neighborhood. Now, both get to show off a little, thanks to Manion's newly added weekend brunch menu and a full patio enclosure for the winter months.
Manion infuses his comfort food staples with tasty twists at Old Oak Tap, a technique that extends to the brunch menu. Try the Latin-tinged brioche French toast topped with Oaxacan hot chocolate sauce, candied walnuts and vanilla gelato or the eye-opening chipotle-and-black bean chilaquiles with cotija cheese, crema fresca, pico de gallo and fried egg. Or, fill your belly with the Fat Boy pie, with pulled pork shoulder, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, black olives, green onions and green goddess dressing, accompanied by French-fried mashed potatoes and a fried egg for good measure.
Enjoy your winter weekend morning repast on Old Oak Tap's enclosed outdoor patio, which is illuminated with white lights and decorated with photographic images of greenery and foliage. Talk about wishful thinking... at least you have the Fat Boy to keep you company during the cold weather ahead.
Old Oak Tap's weekend brunch is served 11AM to 3PM Saturdays and Sundays.