Saturday morning, 9:00 am. I’m feeling refreshed, energized and ready to take on the monster that is our dirty laundry. This is what’s playing in my head and this is how I’m feeling. Pretty great, right?
I decide to start with a load of laundry, do a little reading, and then tackle the dishes all before Alex wakes up. With so much accomplished by 10:30 am, I’m ready to reward myself and spend some quality time with my man.
We jump on the motorcycle and ride over to Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room, one of our go-to’s in the neighborhood because of its large beer selection, down-to-earth NE feel, and lots of weekly specials. I have to be honest, the food isn’t their draw. But don’t let that turn you away. The service is great and their drinks are cheap. We come on weekends specifically for the $.99 bloody marys and mimosas — best deal in town!
When we get there around 11 am, the place is packed with like-minded neighbors enjoying some weekend brunch. Our waitress is swamped with tables but she is still prompt to drop off menus and put in our drink order.
We each start with a bloody mary, as expected.
Can you believe this thing includes a pickle, lime, olives, and a six-ounce chaser? 99 cents! Good, basic flavor, but you’ll definitely want the pepper and hot sauce close by.
We don’t spend too much time looking over the menu. Alex decided to go for the Brunch Club — everything good about breakfast piled on toasted bread. Two fried eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, homemade chipotle mayo, and pickled hot peppers, served with a side of hash. ($9)
I went for the Breakfast Burrito, something I hadn’t tried here before. The burrito is filled with peppers, onions, sausage, cheese and scrambled eggs. I chose to add tomatoes and mushrooms, hoping for some extra flavor. ($9)
As expected, the food is not bad, just a little plain. We doctor our meals up with some hot sauce, sriracha and big time salt-n-pepper. Note for future Stanley’s customers: the sweet potato hash is delicious. It’s an obvious choice over the regular hash.
Alex orders one more bloody mary and I switch over to a mimosa. Remember everyone, the 99-cent drink deal is only good for up to two-per-person and only if you order food, so don’t get too carried away.
Saturday brunch was a success. We zip off to enjoy the rest of the day.
We’ll be back soon, Stanley’s. You never disappoint.
Pretty typical bar scene, but there is something very “NE” about it that I love. Not pretentious. Down to earth.
We’ve always had great service, like get-to-know-you-and-become-friends service.
They don’t do much to dress up their food. Still, the taste and price speak for themselves.
Straight forward taste, but nothing complex. We absolutely LOVE their sweet potato hash (and fries).
Value for Dollars
Where else can you find $.99 bloodys and mimosas?!
But don’t take my word for it…