Beaker & Gray Brunch – Affordable & Tasty
Nestled in the heart of Wynwood, Beaker & Gray is becoming a favorite with foodies and mixology lovers. Chef/Owner Brian Nasajon just launched a stellar weekend brunch. Beaker & Gray has already impressed us with its lunch and drinks, (full review here) and now this awesome spot serves up a very emticing brunch.
The brunch menu is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM,. Start with a glorious Waffle Panini ($15) – pork belly rillette, Gruyere and maple mustard. You can rarely go wrong with succulent pork belly and these waffles take the swine belly up a notch.
Get dazzled with the Chilaquiles ($18) – pollo asado, yucca and chipotle. This was my first Chilaq experience and I loved how the crispy chips and creamy chicken and sauce melded with the saucy egg.
The Croque Madame ($17) – oxtail, Gruyere and sourdough was another winner. The oxtail is superb and Gruyere is one of my favorite cheeses.
I know it was brunch, but their burger is the best on Wynwood! Wagyu Burger, tomatillo, bacon jam, caramelized onion aioli is a dreamy combination.
Let us not forget about dessert. Beaker & Gray’s Pastry Chef John Maieli has baked up a selection of Sweet servings. The talented pâtissier pays homage to classic American staples with a Skillet Cookie with cafecito ice cream…
And an adult version (even though no alcohol) of a Toaster Strudel ($12) – puff pastry, Honeycrisp apples and ice cream.
Brunch-goers can bypass the mimosas and delight in Owner/Bar Manager Ben Potts’ weekend creations including Beets By Gray ($10) – cava, Mandarine, Giffard Pamplemousse and beet sorbet; My Tie Fighter ($12) – Miami Club rum, Smith & Cross rum, chai, acid-adjusted pineapple; and Teenage Mutant Ginger Turtle ($12) – Reyka vodka, tomatillo, ginger and house pepper blend.
Nasajon has also introduced 4-course and 6-course prix fixe tasting menus, available nightly and priced at $40 and $60, respectively (excluding tax and gratuity). Happy Hour patrons can also experience new creations such as Grilled Cheese ($6) with chorizo and Swiss cheese; Cheesy Fries ($6) with aji amarillo and queso fresco; and Croquettes ($7) with Wagyu, Manchego cheese and jerk-aioli.
Beaker & Gray is located at 2637 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, Noon to 4PM; dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 6PM to 11PM, and Friday and Saturday from 6PM to Midnight. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 4PM-7PM & Monday through Thursday, 11PM to 2AM. Telephone: (305) 699-2637; http://beakerandgray.com/.