There was a point in our lives where we really appreciated a trip to Applebee’s and CiCi’s Pizza. Okay – I’m lying, we still appreciate the occasional trip to Applebee’s and CiCi’s, but we have really tried to up our palates in these last few years. We’ve been to every restaurant between Broadway and Blue Star at least a dozen times, and are always on the hunt for something new. Instagram has become a place of discovery, in particular @safoodiegram, who through delectable posts introduced us to Grayze on Grayson. The name was enough to have us drop everything and venture down to the opposite side of the Pearl Brewery.
Grayze is fairly new – only launching a few months ago, but has already made a name for itself with their interesting menu and delectable brunch. Here’s the deal – If you can cultivate a great brunch, it’s not going to be hard to create buzz around your noshery. Coming off the last days of our PTO after our magical trip to Marfa – we took advantage of being able to Happy Hour in the middle of the afternoon.
Grayze has a limited, but amazing HH menu that includes their perfect mixology of featured cocktails and selected appetizers. You can’t order from the lunch or dinner menu during Happy Hour – but if you play your cards right you’re not going to want to. We both had the Cocktail of the Day which was bourbon and citrus based. If you have more than two, make sure your Uber app is up to date. Per our usual, we ordered a few things at a time starting with the Mac. This Mac and Cheese is everything you’ve wished for – and more: Cheesy, ooey, gooey, decadent and sprinkled with breadcrumbs and peppers. Our kind waitress gave us plates to share, but like the barbarians we are we scrapped every last bite out of the bowl. Our next journey was the Barbacoa and Bahn Mi sliders. These are little bites that pack a flavor punch. Both have very different flavor profiles, and you should plan on ordering more than one of each. Still a little hungry, we ordered the Ma Frites aka French Fries with aioli and ketchup.
Patricio will be the first to tell you – I. Love. A. Dip. Gravy, ranch dressing, cilantro dip, salsa – but will not touch ketchup. Ketchup is such a weird condiment to me, and I’d rather opt for something with a different flavor profile.
Well – Hat’s of to Grayze on Grayson, because in the words of Kristin Wiig – This shit was fresh. We would have been inhaling ketchup for years if this is what it tasted like all of the time. Their ketchup is obviously made in-house with the freshest ingredients and was good enough to eat with a spoon. I dream of this ketchup now and look forward to the day I can return to Grayze to inhale it.
with the freshest ingredients and was good enough
to eat with a spoon."
Grayze is a cozy place to enjoy an afternoon, but they also host a wonderful back patio where brunch can literally be an event for you and your closest friends and family. We’re excited to have them join the growing club of restaurants in San Antonio that make us forget about our guilty pleasure of CiCi’s pizza. San Antonio is rapidly becoming a place where foodies can find solidarity in the vast scene. So what are you waiting for? Head over after work, grab a drink and indulge in their elevated take on snack foods for Happy Hour.