You gotta try Hops at 84 East

Hops at 84 East
Photos: Urban St./Kim Kraker

Hops at 84 East
84 E. Eighth St.,

My family and I went to Hops’ Sunday brunch for the first time in April, and I was impressed. We tried the bloody mary bar; we first had to pick our vodka from three choices: pickle vodka, spiced vodka or house vodka. Then, we had different choices of salt for the rim of the glass. After that, we went to the bar with our glass and added a choice of tomato mix or plain tomato juice; I did a mixture of both.

As for toppings, I added olives, bacon, a pickle and a cheese cube. There were so many options to choose from, including different hot sauces. Since my bloody mary was already spicy enough, I chose not to turn up the heat; it was fun being able to make my own and choose exactly what I wanted.

The brunch menu also was really nice. I had The Bennie — a play on eggs Benedict — which was absolutely delicious.

Overall, we had a really nice experience. We will definitely be going back.

Kim Kraker, accountant at Urban St.

the bloody mary barThe Bennie — a play on eggs Benedict