I have been asked to remind you about our Wednesday and Thursday night special… The BBQ Bonanza! Did you know that every Wednesday and Thursday you can get a ½ Chicken or a 6oz portion of our famous brisket for just $15.99? The special comes with mashed potatoes, slaw and our housemade BBQ sauce; it is HOT and READY when you are from 5-8pm… Dine in or TAKE HOME! Here’s a picture:
If that doesn’t make you hungry… well, you probably just ate or something… Point is, like I said, this is HOT and READY when you are, Wednesdays and Thursday, 5-8pm… Come and getcha some!
Interesting music note this week… A month ago Nicole and I were in Moncton and I had the occasion to speak to a music lover from that area… He knew many of the acts we have hosted at the Branch in the past and was surprised (as many seem to be) by the quality of performers we have managed to host in our small room over the years… Anyway, to cut to the point, he also made a single suggestion, based on what I had said, “You know who you guys should get? Meaghan Blanchard, she is amazing!” So, there you have it, an independent recommendation from an East Coaster in the know. She’s here Friday, where are you planning to be?
If you haven't seen it yet... here is the link to our episode of You Gotta Eat Here! Our segment starts at 14 minutes... there are some commercials, but the last third of the show is all us…
Along with our signature items (listed here), our in-house menu includes specials that change weekly or even more often depending on seasonal availability...
Soups of the Day are always made from scratch using fresh ingredients, cup, $2.99; bowl, $5.99
Green Salad: greens, shredded fresh veggies, seeds, choice of dressing: creamy ‘Branch’ or apple cider vinaigrette, small, $2.99; regular, $5.99, dinner sized $11.99
Caesar Salad: Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, bacon, tomato-garlic Caesar dressing, croutons, $7.99
Chips & Dips: corn chips, with sour cream, housemade salsa & guacamole, $8.99
Taco Salad (dinner size only): choice of smoked beef brisket, house-roasted chicken, or smoked tofu, with greens, cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, beans, and corn chips; dinner sized only, $16.99
Entrees: all entrees come with cornbread and a choice of soup (Caesar salad, add $.99) or salad...
Texas BBQ Plate: all BBQ Plates come with housemade bbq sauce, mashed potatoes, slaw, beans, onions & pickles $22.99; choose one of the following (add a second choice for $3.99):
- Beef Brisket: OUR SPECIALTY! Heaps of tender 100% local hardwood smoked and braised beef from the Wallace Beef Co-op.
- Smoked Tofu & Portobello: with peppers and onions.
- 1/2 Chicken: (or choose either 1 piece white meat or 2 pieces dark) from Lyon's Family Farm
Jambalaya: wild shrimp, house-smoked sausage and chicken; seared in cast iron with onions, peppers, carrots, celery, red wine tomato sauce & Cajun spices, served over rice with remoulade, $21.99
Steak Special: ask your server...
Brisket Poutine: A heaping portion of roasted potato wedges, house-smoked brisket, cheese curds and gravy $18.99
Vegan Flautas: seitan picadillo stuffed flour tortilla 'flutes', deep fried and served with tomatillo salsa verde, beans, rice and pumpkin seed-roasted pepper romesco $18.99
Branchburger: (does not include choice of soup or salad) 1/3 pound 100% local, naturally raised beef, thick & juicy, on a toasted bun with tomato-garlic mayo, grainy mustard, lettuce, onion, tomato; with roasted potato wedges, more aioli for dipping, and pickles, $13.99 ($10.99, with $.99 toppings Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm only) Add:
• cheese: $2.49
• guacamole: $1.50
• bacon: $1.99
• blue cheese: $2.99
• jalapenos: $.99
• fried egg: $1.99
• sautéed mushrooms or onions: $.99
• gluten-free Kaiser $.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.
*Veggie version available on request, try our house-made vegan and gluten free black bean patty!
*Paleobranchburger! Our own housemade paleo bun, all beef burger with all the fixin’s (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, grainy mustard and remoulade) with a carb free Caesar salad on the side $14.99
Sticky Toffee Cake: with caramel sauce and real whipped cream, $5.99
Nicole's Magic Mousse: super rich chocolate mousse cake with a cookie crust... how the heck is this thing vegan?! Magic, of course... Nicole Magic. 6.99
Apple Crisp: local apples & blueberries, caramel sauce, real whipped cream $5.99
What’s the scoop? Add a single scoop of ice cream to any of the above (or enjoy it on its own), $1.49
*all our housemade desserts are 100% gluten free!
Wednesday & Thursday:
BBQ Bonanza!! Come check out our Wednesday and Thursday special! The meal includes a choice of our famous house-smoked beef brisket or a roast 1/2 chicken from Lyon’s Family Farm in Spencerville, mashed potatoes, BBQ sauce and slaw… it is available every Wednesday and Thursday, from 5pm to 8pm, it is hot and ready when you are, and either plate is only $15.99. That's right, just freakin' $15.99! (Dine in or take home…)
Friday & Saturday:
Burger Bonanza!! Join us this and every Friday and Saturday between 5 and 7pm 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 $10.99, 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 Fridays and Saturdays between 5 and 7pm… (as always, gluten free, paleo and vegetarian versions are also available…).
Family Takeout Dinner, $44.99: Designed to feed a family of four, our takeout dinner now comes with a roasted 1/2 chicken (from Lyon's Family Farm), 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 Mac n’ Cheese for the kiddos for just $4.99.
Friday 24 ~ Meaghan Blanchard, 9pm, $10. “She is definitely an artist with a vision of how to use her wonderful voice and pair it up with songs that truly move you as a listener.” Maverick UK
Meaghan Blanchard is a singer/songwriter from Hunter River, PEI. She draws a lot of her inspiration for performing and songwriting from her grandparents and the memories of the Saturday night dances at the community hall where she got to hear them play. The latest album “She’s Gonna Fly” brought Meaghan her second ECMA award in April 2014 along with two Music PEI awards earlier in the year.
Saturday 25 ~ Kim Koren, 9pm, $5. It’s one of those tales straight out of a storybook. Born, bred and still living in a blink-and-you’ll miss-it small town, nestled in a valley below the Niagara escarpment in rural Ontario, Canada, singer/songwriter Kim Koren draws from her roots to deliver an uncompromising musical melange from alternative country rock to beautiful ballads!
Sunday 26 ~ Please Note: This Sunday we are hosting the Celtic Knights and Steve Cater with Ellen Daly in a ‘by donation’ event to support the Salvation Army. (Not an Open Mic/Jam FYI, we apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.) The Rubber Boots Buffet will be served as usual ($15, AYCE) from 2-8pm, and a tip jar for the band will be out to collect donations for the Sally Ann, should you like to contribute. See you Sunday!
We are very excited to announce one of our biggest musical events to date; LeE HARVeY OsMOND! The show is on Thursday, November 27th at 8:30pm, tickets are $45+hst, and advance tickets are required for this show. We are announcing this very special event only here in the newsletter and on the website (for now) to give you, our loyal fans, first crack at these limited seats… This show is going to sell out VERY QUICKLY, if you are interested, we’d strongly recommend that you call the restaurant (613-258-3737) to reserve/purchase your ticket today!
If you are unfamiliar with Tom Wilson (the creative force behind LHO), he is a veteran of the Canadian music scene and has been a writer and performer for many years. Wilson's eclectic musical style has ranged from the psychobilly/ R&B sounds of The Florida Razors, to the western/roots style of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and the funk/blues inspired rock of Junkhouse. LeE HARVeY OsMOND is his most recent project, a collaborative effort with members of The Cowboy Junkies and The Skydiggers.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading!
Bruce & Nicole
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!