Wednesday night, come out to see Bruce Enloe and the Burning Sensations at 8pm. While you're listening, devour some12 dollar Branchburgers or a meat & potatoes special(it's not on the printed menu - ask your server!). Bruce and the Sensations are also here on New Year's Eve! Stay tuned for more details of that shindig.
Our Cheese Plate with housemade liverwurst is now available on the regular dinner menu every night from Wednesday through Saturday! Lots of vegetarian and vegan options as well, always. And, of course, almost everything on the menu is gluten-free! We've still got your gluten needs covered in our pasta and our kaiser buns (from Grahame's Bakery), as well as the craft beer we have on tap.
Friday night, we have a special treat for y'all. A Branch Live Presentation of Ukulele Blues with Manitoba Hal (9pm, $10)! Manitoba Hal is an accomplished musician and songwriter, but he is best known for his ukulele chops. Hal proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies.
Hal uses a looping technology to produce a one-man-band experience, adding subtle but important background beats to his extraordinary ukulele strumming and riffing. Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. After his grandfather gave him a uke in ’95, Hal found that it transferred easily from his blues guitar style, complimenting his combination of finger picking and strumming, and gospel vocal style. Hal writes his own blues tunes, and also covers traditional songs after giving them his own flavor. His songs also breathe with hints of Tin Pan Alley, hit parade, rock, gospel, and folk. Hal is influenced by artists like Robert Johnson and Taj Mahal, Colin Linden, and Big Dave Mclean. As a big blues man with a tiny ukulele, Manitoba Hal makes music with this instrument like no other. Peter Hodgson wrote in Mixdown Magazine (May 2012): "Manitoba Hal has created something wholly unique and idiosyncratic out of several elements that already existed. He’s not the first guitarist to switch over to ukulele. Nor is he the first musician to use looping pedals. And he’s certainly not the first guy to play the blues, but the way he approaches the combination of those elements, and mixes it with his own musical sensibilities, is just perfect. A tireless live performer, ambassador for the uke, and all-round great musician."
Call us (613.258.3737) to reserve your seats (there might only be one or two left!) for Saturday night: it's the Third Annual Eddy and the Stingrays "Ungreased, Unplugged, Undressed" All Acoustic Show (9pm,$20). Billed as Canada's #1 Rock and Roll Show and Dance Band, Eddy and the Stingrays celebrate their 35th year together in 2015, entertaining fans all over North America with a unique combination of showmanship, choreography and comedic flair...all guaranteed to keep the dance floor filled throughout the night, it's a show that excels at entertaining the "sit down" crowd as well !!!
From Elvis and Buddy Holly to the Beach Boys, Beatles and everyone in between, let Eddy and the Stingrays take you on a nostalgic trip back through the 1950's and 60's with their own special brand of vocals and musicianship which are second to none. A break neck show including all of the doo-wop, tear-jerkers and rock and roll standards awaits you! Here's what the boys in the band have to say:
"some oldies, some newbies, lot's of surprises, fantastic venue for this "intimate" show with a group who is celebrating over 35 years together, a trip down memory lane with Eddy and the guys, and a chance to catch the band in their new "3" piece format....oooh, what a night, might even throw in a disco tune or two, could have some special guests out for this one!!" There you have it. Not to be missed!
Be sure to reserve your seats for these great shows ahead of time! Call us at 613.258.3737 to reserve your seats for dinner and the concert.
On Sunday, come out and join Carey Graham for the Branch Open Mic from 3pm until 6pm! Enjoy delicious bbqplates, Branchburgers and 6 dollar pints (plus tax) of Beau's All-Natural Lug-Tread lagered ale - all day long. We're open 2pm until 8pm for local music, local food, and local brews - including offerings from Calabogie Brewing, Whitewater Brewing, and a new Beau's seasonal!
Thanks for eating bbq, drinking craft brews, shopping local, and being good to your neighbors!
~ the folks at the Branch
Please note, our in-house menu may change without notice depending on market pricing and seasonal availability...
Chips & Dips: house tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Perfect for sharing! 8.99
Branch Caesar: bacon, parmesan, house garlic–tomato dressing, crisp romaine, croutons
small 3.99; regular 7.99
Soups of the Day: made from scratch using fresh ingredients; cup, 3.99; bowl, 6.99
Green Salad: greens, shredded carrots, tomato, onion, seeds
choice of house dressings: creamy yoghurt-dill ‘Branch’ or Apple Cider Vinaigrette
small 3.99; regular 6.99
Cheese Plate: assortment of locally-sourced cheeses, with housemade liverwurst, apple-cranberry chutney, sauerkraut and mustard 9.99
TACO SALAD: choice of smoked beef brisket, house-roasted chicken, or smoked tempeh, with greens, cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, beans, and corn chips 16.99
GARDEN DINNER SALAD: greens, shredded carrots, tomato, onion, seeds
choice of dressings: creamy yoghurt-dill ‘Branch’ or Apple Cider Vinaigrette 13.99
TEXAS BBQ PLATE: our signature house-smoked beef brisket and slices of grilled local sausage, served with Branch bbq sauce, roasted potatoes, slaw, beans, onions, & pickles 23.99
CHICKEN BBQ PLATE: bone-in grilled chicken thighs, served with Branch bbq sauce, roasted potatoes, slaw, beans, onions, & pickles 20.99
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA: corn tortillas filled with your choice of house-smoked beef brisket, chicken, or tempeh, with onions, Portobello mushrooms, and peppers, baked with cheese and ranchero sauce; with beans, rice, sour cream, salsa and guacamole
tempeh 18.99 (vegan on request)
beef brisket 19.99
PUMPKIN PATCH CHICKEN: herb-roasted Celebration squash, nestled amongst maple-glazed roasted seasonal vegetables with housemade cornbread stuffing and roasted chicken. Topped with a rich chicken gravy + apple-cranberry chutney 20.99
ALL ABOVE ENTREES include house cornbread as well as a small soup or small salad to start
OR substitute a small Caesar salad to start 99¢
100% local, grass-fed beef, thick & juicy, on a toasted Kaiser with rémoulade, grainy mustard, lettuce, onion, tomato; with roasted potato wedges, rémoulade for dipping, and a pickle 14.99
how about some:
sautéed onions: .99
sautéed Portobello mushrooms: .99
blue cheese: 2.99
fried egg: 1.99
please note: our famous burgers are fresh ground locally, in a small facility; as such, we are comfortable serving them medium, a.k.a. ‘a little pink’. If you have another preference, please let us know and we will prepare it to your liking.
Paleobranchburger as above, but served on a housemade paleo Kaiser with Caesar salad (with no croutons) 14.99
Veggie Burger: marinated and smoked tempeh patty, served as above, but with bbq sauce (vegan) 13.99
substitute housemade gluten-free Kaiser 1.
The Brisket Sandwich: 4 oz house-smoked beef brisket, sliced & served on a toasted kaiser with bbq sauce & slaw 13.99 (add roasted potato wedges 2.99)
The Sausage Sandwich: locally-made, grilled Oktoberfest sausage, served on a toasted bun with mustard and rémoulade, and sauerkraut, pickle and onion 12.99 (add roasted potato wedges 2.99)
Gluten-Free or Vegan? Treat yourself! Ask your server…
Nicole’s Magic Mousse (GF, V): rich chocolate mousse cake, cookie crust, fruit coulis 4.99
Warm Apple Strawberry Crisp (GF): served with caramel sauce & whipped cream 4.99
Sticky Toffee Cake (GF): served warm with caramel sauce & whipped cream 4.99
Butter Tart Sundae: with caramel sauce & ice cream 4.99
What’s The Scoop? house-made vanilla bean ice cream a la mode add 1.50
KIDS: (includes a small drink and ice cream)
5.99 (choice of)
Pasta and Cheese with a toasted kaiser bun
Open Faced Grilled Cheese with ketchup, carrots & a pickle
7.99 (choice of)
Chicken Melt: toasted bun, roasted chicken, mayo, melted cheese, & carrot sticks
KidBurger: toasted bun, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, carrot sticks & a pickle
Wednesday & Thursday:
Burger Bonanza!! Join us this and every Wednesdayand Thursday between 5pm and 8pm for a Burg-o-rama! We chargrill a big pile of burgers over real hardwood on the Big Black Smoker, serve them (with all the usual fixings, including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, roasted potato wedges and housemade pickles, mustard and tomato-garlic aioli...) It's all for just $11.99, with any of our add-ons (cheese, bacon, blue cheese, onions, mushrooms, even a fried egg!) for just 99 cents each! Dine in or take it home, but remember, the special price is only on Wednesdaysand Thursdays between 5 and 8pm… (as always, gluten free, paleo and vegetarian versions are also available…).
Wednesday through Saturday:
Family Takeout Dinner, $49.99: Designed to feed a family of four, our takeout dinner comes with an herb-roasted half chicken, 3/4 pound of our famous 100% hardwood smoked beef brisket, a side of seasonal veggies, a tub each of black beans, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, our own zippy BBQ sauce and cornbread… The full dinner is hot and ready for pickup between 4 and 6pm,Wednesday through Saturday, if you call before 3pm. Add some Pasta n’ Cheese for the kiddos for just $4.99.
Friday, November 27th ~ Manitoba Hal, 9pm, $10
Saturday, November 28th ~ Eddy and the Stingrays, 9pm, $20
Sunday, November 29th ~ Open Mic with Carey Graham, 3pm
Friday, December 4th ~ Fiddlehead Soup, 8pm, tip jar
Saturday, December 5th ~ CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY (SORRY!)
Sunday, December 6th ~ Open Mic featuring Greg Kelly, 3pm
Friday, December 11th ~ George Buys, 8pm, tip jar
Saturday, December 12th ~ CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY (SORRY!)
Sunday, December 13th ~ Open Mic with Peter Johnson, 3pm
Saturday, December 19th ~ Graven and Friends Christmas Vacation, 7pm, pay what you can
Sunday, December 20th ~ Open Mic with Doug Wallace, 3pm
Thursday, December 31st ~ New Year's Eve Party with Bruce Enloe and the Burning Sensations
That's all for now, thanks for reading!
- The Folks at the Branch
ONE LAST THING: like great food and music? The Branch is always looking for the best of the best folks to come and join our team... consider dropping off your resume today!