I’ve been to Tarrant’s a number of times and have yet to be disappointed.
The drugstore-turned-restaurant at 1 W. Broad St. is a prefect place for two boys going on a brunch date.
The only problem with the brunch menu is that there are too many options to choose from. Everything looks delicious. If you enjoy French toast smothered with syrup and topped with strawberries and bananas, then you’ve found the right brunch spot.
We went on a quiet Sunday morning, after a relaxing weekend, entered the restaurant and were immediately greeted and seated. At noon, the place was barely half full and the atmosphere subdued.
My favorite pieces in the place are the preserved and framed “Prescriptions” sign over the bar and the prescriptions for “1 beer” framed throughout.
The boy ordered the omelet which came with home fries and fruit. I also ordered a side of pancakes that carried a heavy hit of vanilla. And there was no way I could pass up the French toast.
The service was a bit slow, but then we realized that there were only two people working the floor. And as the church crowd came in to eat, they were running around the restaurant like madmen. They apologized, and since we were in no real hurry to leave, we weren’t that upset.
All in all, we had a pleasant, laid-back brunch experience.
When the boy and I are craving something sweet, we head down to VCU and hit up our favorite frozen yogurt spot, Verry Berry. Located at 1311 W Broad St. across from the Siegel Center in the former Capital Garage building, Verry Berry offers numerous flavors of yogurt, including mango, dark chocolate, peanut butter, French [...]