Get ready for Oktober! That means we're at Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill! And we're in Kemptville! At the same time! It's not eldritch magic, it's just that we like bbq so much we're going to do our darndest to have our brisket in two places at once. If you are in Vankleek Hill, we'll be there Friday and Saturday with deliciousness. If you are in Kemptville, that same delicious bbq will be served as per usual, from Wednesday to Sunday.
We have live local music also! Starting with our resident songwriter, Bruce Enloe, at 8pm on Wednesday night with his friends ($5 suggested). If you missed Thursday night jazz last time, this week you can come out and enjoy The B# Trio (7pm, $5 suggested) led by our venerable barleader Don Reid.
Saturday night, Trevor Alguire returns to treat us all to more of his deep, soulful country ballads. We have been honored to host Trevor here several times, and his show is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and a real steal at 15 dollar cover. Call ahead to reserve your seats (613.258.3737), tickets are selling fast! The show starts at 9pm, but the grill opens at 5pm. Come and enjoy a craft beer at the bar, or $3 tacos from 5pm until 7pm (Friday and Saturday!).
On Sunday you can join us at our Open Mic, hosted this week by Greg Kelly (3pm - 6pm). Remember$6 pints of Beau's Lug-Tread is only on Sundays! Enjoy Canada's best Texas BBQ every day from the Grill, while enjoying local music in the most intimate venue in the region. Call us at 613-258-3737 to place an order or make a reservation.
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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
Awesome Balls: cornmeal battered fritters of house-smoked brisket, jalapenos and cheddar cheese, served with sour cream 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
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
CATFISH AND CHIPS: cornmeal-battered catfish fillets, with slaw, roasted potato wedges, rémoulade, & pickles 19.99
CREAMY, CHEESY CHICKEN PENNE: with seasonal veggies, caramelized onion, garlic, and parmesan 19.99
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
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
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)
Penne and Cheese with garlic toast
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
Friday and Saturday:
$3 DYNAMITE TACO NIGHT!! Boom goes the happy hour! From 5-7pm every Friday and Saturday, come grab your choice of a giant beef, chicken or veggie taco, for just $3 apiece! Each taco comes on a hot, fresh local gluten free, non GMO corn tortilla from Ottawa's own Taco Dynamite, and is filled with smoked beef brisket, roast chicken or a veggie filling; peppers onions and mushrooms, sour cream and salsa; add you can add a side of guacamole, jalapenos, beans or rice for only $1 each! Dyn-O-Mite!
Wednesday and Thursday:
Burger Bonanza!! Join us this and every Wednesday and Thursday between 5 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5 and 8pm… (as always, gluten free, paleo and vegetarian versions are also available…).
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 SUNDAY, if you call before 3pm. Add some Mac n’ Cheese for the kiddos for just $4.99.
Sunday: 2pm - 8pm: pints of Beau's Lug-Tread only $6 plus tax!
Wednesday, September 30th ~ Bruce Enloe & Friends, 8pm, tip jar
Thursday, October 1st ~ The B# Trio,7pm, tip jar
Saturday, October 3rd ~ Trevor Alguire, 9pm, $15
ABOUT TREVOR ALGUIRE:
Miles Away is the highly anticipated new album from Trevor Alguire. Recorded at Metropolitan Studio in Ottawa, Ontario, Alguire brought together a band of longtime friends and established musicians, to craft eleven new songs that now make up this powerful 5th album.
With Music News Nashville touting “Alguire has depth and breadth found in few artists on the current music scene” one can’t but notice the worldwide respect he is gaining as a powerful introspective lyricist with TC Magazine labeling Alguire as “one of Canada’s finest singer/songwriters with well crafted lyrics and a voice that knows how to deliver them”.
Hailing from small town Ontario in the Ottawa Valley Alguire first drew attention in 2006 with the release of the album As of Yesterday. The album was critically acclaimed in the press with frequent comparisons to artists such as Steve Earl, Tom Petty, Blue Rodeo & Uncle Tupelo. As of Yesterday’s release landed Alguire his first record deal alongside fellow songwriters such as Steve Earle and Buddy Miller which indicates the depth of his musicianship.
Alguire has since gone worldwide with consistent radio play across North America, Europe, and Australia. Two of Alguire’s songs have since been released on Blue Rose Records compilations alongside Gurf Morlix, Steve Earle & Dwight Yoakam. He opened for Martha Wainwright at Ottawa Bluesfest, performed a much coveted showcase at the Contact East Conference and, more recently, opened for Jimmy Rankin as part of the Juno awards.
With deep paths now worn in the dirt worldwide from relentless touring Alguire intends to continue to travel back down those paths endlessly “telling tales of life on the road, his words painting pictures of his country and its people”. He is a great story teller with empathy and emotional depth matched by a warm, sonorous and strong voice, reminiscent of Richard Buckner, Tim Easton and Michael Hall.” – Blue Rose Records
Sunday, October 4th ~ Open Mic with Greg Kelly!, 3pm until 6pm
That's all for now, thanks for reading!
- The Folks at the Branch
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