Most people wouldn’t think that going to a pub for brunch on Sunday after church was the thing to do. But THE CORNER PUB is no average pub. Owners, Josh and Bethy Elrod have made their pub a gathering place for friends and families (Josh’s parents are most often there) and the food is taken seriously. Josh and his kitchen staff are dedicated to using the freshest ingredients and family recipes to make all their “from scratch” vegetables and other wonderful dishes. In fact, I almost always run into Josh buying collards and other veggies when I visit the DeKalb Farmer’s Market.
Back to brunch – you can get it on Saturday or Sunday beginning at 11:30 am. It is worth the wait. When I can get home made jam with my toast, then I know everything else will be fine. Last Sunday I went all out and ordered the Corner Scramble with a side of Jalapeno Cheddar Grits. The scramble had everything good in it – eggs, bacon, onions, peppers, spinach, and cheddar. My grandsons love to eat at The Corner Pub because they can order as many pancakes as they want – they are sold by the “each” – with or without fruit. Sunday the fruit pancakes were blueberry – a favorite. And since some of my family members are vegetarians, great options are available – including soysage and a bean and cheese breakfast burrito.
Corner Scramble with a side of jalapeno cheese grits
Standard breakfast fare is also available – bacon, eggs, sausage toast — all the regular things. But, if you want to beef up your breakfast a little, you can get your eggs with steak, catfish, or a pork chop. Other brunch treats include pulled pork hash, a breakfast burrito, an egg sandwich, and shrimp with grits – plus numerous and varied sides. It’s all good.
Here my grandson is spreading butter on his blueberry pancake.
I have long been a fan of the refined comfort food at The Corner Pub. The menu is surprisingly extensive – from apps to entrees, with sliders, burgers, salads, wraps and tacos in between. You can be good and eat light here by starting with steamed edamame or grilled avocado with corn salsa and progress to a big salad with grilled tuna. But after reading the tempting menu, you may soon be craving a big burger with blue cheese or a BBQ sandwich heavy laden with pulled pork. My favorite big indulgent meal entrée is the ancho rubbed steak over cheddar grits sided with sautéed peppers and zucchini. Save room for dessert – it’s home made. If you come early on Monday night, you can get your entrée at half price. What a deal!
The Corner Pub is located at East Decatur Station. The space is airy and bright with lots of windows and a sunny outside patio. And the pub’s history is a story with a happy ending. The website is http://www.pubalicious.com.