Sometimes Facebook does pay off~unlike their very public IPO fail! I was lucky enough to win a $50 gift card for liking the Five Point’s Facebook page so I invited someone who I knew would help me make a dent in the menu~Sherman from Sherman’s Food Adventures who enlisted some of his hockey buddy’s.
We hit them up on a Sunday afternoon, the place was packed and we were seated pretty quick~when we were seated we were given both brunch and lunch menus and a lot of the items on the lunch menu looked great but our server informed us that the brunch menu was the only one available.
On the weekend they serve mini donuts and our table of 5 were brought out a plate of these. The donuts were soft on the inside and not to greasy, there served with a side of cinnamon sugar as well as a raspberry jam to dip your donuts into. I personally would have liked a couple more on the plate so we all got an equal number to eat but there free so I can’t complain much.
Stuffed french toast was one of the items ordered at our table. It consisted of your choice of sourdough or multigrain bread stuffed with marscapone cheese and mango pineapple compote, sugar dusted, served with maple syrup, hash browns, and house fruit salad. It looked yummy and was gobbled up quickly.
Another item ordered at our table was the traditional breakfast~two eggs (any style), two strips of bacon, two slices of back bacon, or breakfast sausage, hash browns, your choice of sourdough or multigrain toast and seasonal fruit. This is a pretty standard breakfast and “does the job” pretty much.
This was a shared item we ordered. Their tuna bites consisted of togarashi crusted, seared rare Ahi tuna tossed in soy ginger, pea shoot salad with miso lime dressing, julienned crispy taro chips, sesame ginger aioli. From a taste perspective these were really good, the tuna was flavorful. The one downside I had with these was how some of the tuna was unevenly cut so we got some really over cooked bites but the rare ones were awesome.
Sherman had the Carolina pulled pork eggs benny. Served with rum and Coke BBQ sauce, apple fennel slaw. This was Sherman’s choice and there was high hopes~free hand poached eggs and a nice combination ingredients but it didn’t end up a winner. I tasted the pulled pork and it was definitely more sweet than savory and compared to other pulled pork I’ve had this was very average.
I was primed and ready to snap a runny yolk picture and as you can see it was a complete egg fail, these eggs ended up getting cooked to the soft boil stage.
I had the Five Point Burger. House beef patty, Guinness cheddar, double hickory smoked boar bacon, smoked red pepper aioli, on a brioche bun. This is what I had as my choice. The burger was really good, the patty was nice and juicy and the bun was buttery and soft. The burger is served with fries made with Kennebec potatoes, for my taste they needed to be cooked longer and seasoned more.
Lastly we have the Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich. Smoked pork shoulder, apple fennel slaw, house BBQ sauce, smoked red pepper aioli, on a brioche bun. For some reason this wasn’t punched in to the computer when we all ordered our meals. It was the same pork that was on Sherman’s eggs benny and the same fries that I had with my burger, again they could have been cooked more.
At the end of the day we were all kinda left with an indifferent feeling and when compared to the other bar they own~The Charlatan, where Sherman has eaten before and had a great meal, it’s safe to say that because I don’t get up in the area much I won’t be going back soon.