My wife and I recently did a day trip to Alma, WI so we could get out of town and see a beautiful vista view.
After visiting some shops, meeting some wonderful people and having a great day, we decided to make a stop at the Brickyard Pub & Eatery in Prescott, Wisconsin. At the time, they were hosting a 15 year high school reunion, so I’m guessing it was just a bit busier than it may normally be. If you visit their website http://www.brickyardprescott.com/, the photos of the establishment are acceptable, but they don’t come anywhere near giving the ambiance of this eatery justice.
The staff were quickly attentive, friendly and informative. I ended up ordering the Rosemary Zola burger with fries. This burger stood out quickly seeing as I just love rosemary. This standard beef burger was topped with Gorgonzola cheese, rosemary, Parmesan and bacon which being surrounded by a toasted brioche bun. Let me tell you something, this burger came out hotter than quarter on Summer asphalt, but once it cooled off enough to eat, whoa buddy. It was without a doubt a completely unexpected explosion of balanced flavor. See, the problem with using rosemary is that it is REALLY easy to over power the entire dish, but if you are dainty about it and use too little, then the faint flavor makes everything else taste very unusual. This on the other hand was a strong but not overpowering use of rosemary and this rosemary lover enjoyed it immensely. The bacon was crisp and hearty, not thin, greasy and chewy like so many places have. The fries were fries, nothing that particularly stood out there. But man, let me tell you, if this fragment is any indication of the other items on the menu, I am eager to get back to Prescott just so I can visit the Brickyard again.
My wife got the Crispy Chicken Melt, when it came out, she was a little confused because she thought it was going to be a wrap, but it came out as a sandwich which was still fine. The sandwich itself was good, relatively standard, nothing stand out about it. The tots that came with it on the other hand were some of the best she’s ever had. And let me tell you, she knows her tots, quite the connoisseur. The ranch that came with it was also particularly good, she thinks she knows their trick, but we won’t spill the beans, so to speak.
Overall, the Brickyard Pub & Eatery is a fantastic restaurant. The ambiance is warm, inviting, homey, yet an overlay of sports bar to it. Outside were flame towers allowing for guests to be outside without being cold. Especially during Happy Hour, great deals and very reasonably priced for the quality, comfort and courtesy of this restaurant.