Mr. Beet and I were passing through Orange Beach, Alabama on our way to Florida when we decided to stop and grab a bite. After a search online, we found Brick and Spoon, a place that seemed to be loved by users of both Trip Advisor and Yelp. While there is nothing flashy about this place, when we walked in I immediately felt comfortable in the rustic beachy charm of the dining room.
I was intrigued by a tearpad on the table, an order pad for a build your own Bloody Mary. With about about 13 vodkas to choose from, plus an extensive list of veggies, meats, cheeses, herbs and seasonings to choose from, you are truly the Master of your own drink.
I choose a non alcoholic Bloody Mary with pickled green beans, carrots, okra, cherry tomatoes, a blue cheese stuffed olive, lemons, tabasco and horseradish- and a pepppered rim on my glass. I think one could easily make a meal out of the Bloody Mary here.
The sign out front claimed to have the most unique Bloody Mary in town and I think the thousands of combinations that can be made is unique.
We ordered food too. Mr. Beet ordered the grilled veggie samich – squash, spinach, red onion, red peppers, sun-dried tomato aioli and feta cheese on toasted sourdough bread. It was very good, not oil-y and seasoned well.
Served with a side a mac and cheese- though it is a dollar upcharge, it is worth it. Creamy and cheesy, Mr. Beet really enjoyed it.
I went with the soft shell crab BLT, minus the B. I loved it – the crab was plump, not greasy and piled on sourdough bread with spring mix and sun-dried tomato aioli.
The samiches are normally served with a side of French fries, and I also paid a one dollar upcharge for the parmesan truffle fries. They were tasty, but the regular fries would have been just as good.
There are many great options on the menu- from the cornmeal oyster benedict to the bananas foster French toast to the shrimp and tarragon sammy, everything sounds delicious. And another visit is on the radar for us. 4 1/2 out of 5 sprouts.