On a current go to to Cleburne we tried a energetic new restaurant, the Break Room Brewing Firm, on Friday night time. They characteristic stay music on weekends on their spacious patio that overlooks a small pond in again. Regardless of the July warmth, these patio tables had been shortly filling up, prepared for the 7 p.m. live performance by native singer/songwriter Kaitlyn Jewett.
The Break Room’s restaurant turned out to be an ideal discover, with surprisingly good meals, a welcoming atmosphere, and a really pleasant employees. After being greeted by house owners Shannon and Collin Could, we felt proper at dwelling of their pleasant ambiance. The eating room tables had been stuffed with household teams, a lot of them shifting on to the patio after ending their meals.
Break Room Menu
Starters vary from spicy fried pickles ($8) to Calamari ($12), however my husband and I each opted for a bowl of the soup du jour, Lobster Bisque ($5). Burgers and sandwiches embody a Bacon Buffalo hen sandwich (($13), Hatch Inexperienced Chili Cheeseburger ($12), or a Reuben sandwich ($13), amongst others.
For an entrée, I ordered their Shrimp Scampi ($17), and was so glad I did. The dish was actually scrumptious, that includes eight giant shrimp tossed in a white wine sauce with Angel Hair pasta, onion, tomatoes, and purple pepper flecks. My husband ordered the hen fried steak with gravy, fries and fried okra, which he stated was nice. However his CFS proved to be an excessive amount of of a very good factor, so we took half of it again to our resort. Fortunately, there was a very good fridge in our room on the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cleburne.
Earlier than and after dinner, I loved an ideal chat with Shannon Could, who was pleased to fill me in on their firm’s historical past. I’ve included a condensed model of the historical past beneath.
Break Room Brewing Firm
“Collin Could and Jeremy Hutton began our very first bar and grill seven years in the past in Crowley,” Shannon stated. “They met and labored collectively at a restaurant known as Charleston’s in Fort Price. I additionally labored there, however earlier than Jeremy did.”
Collin and Jeremy deliberate and saved for a number of years earlier than opening their first restaurant in Crowley.
“None of us come from a rich household. All of us labored within the business full time whereas going to highschool, and have been within the restaurant enterprise our whole grownup lives regardless of getting unrelated levels,” Shannon stated. “After a 12 months of being open in Crowley, Jeremy expressed a want to maneuver to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We discovered a very nice deal on business actual property there to open one other small bar and grill. Regardless of the scale of our begin, our meals has at all times been beloved and at all times been scrumptious.”
After Shannon and Collin married and had youngsters, she turned a keep at dwelling mother who dwelling schooled their boys (now ages 11 and 13).
“I assist assist the enterprise and Collin each time I’ve further free time,” she added.
They had been in a position to transfer the Pagosa Springs Break Room to a bigger location. It opened in April 2019 in a former brew pub institution.
Huge Fat’ Irish Crimson
“We began brewing beer there and had our very first beer on faucet November 2019. The primary beer was named Huge Fat’ Irish Crimson. Huge Fat is the nickname for Jeremy’s canine, Jack, who goes all over the place with him. We now have additionally brewed a few IPA’s, a straightforward gentle beer, and we brewed a seasonal porter,” Shannon stated.
“After the success of opening our household pleasant brew-pub in Colorado, Collin and Jeremy needed to develop that idea right here in Cleburne (the place the Could household lives). “We needed to supply meals and drinks you could’t actually get right here. We began purchasing for a spot to develop right here a few years in the past,” Shannon stated.
The right spot to open a second Break Room Brewing Firm turned accessible, she stated, when the Prickly Pear restaurant (earlier occupants of the constructing) closed.
“We now have massive plans so as to add onto this constructing,” Shannon stated. “We want to add an extra 2000 sq. toes for our Brewers’ Lounge. We’d have already damaged floor on that however sadly we bumped into some purple tape. We came upon that the legal guidelines on this precinct received’t permit us to brew beer right here on this spot. We’re in Cleburne however out of metropolis limits.”
Shannon says she met a vineyard proprietor at a Cleburne chamber occasion who had brewing tools and a federal brewer’s quantity to brew beer. He provided his area to be used by the Break Room Brewing Firm.
“We drove our brew-master down from Colorado and obtained began! Now we now have Huge Fat’ Crimson on faucet right here in Cleburne. We brewed there after which had it distributed correctly by means of our liquor distributor,” Shannon stated.
Contributing to Cleburne Neighborhood
”We’re so pleased to be right here in Cleburne, as we now have loved dwelling right here,” Shannon stated. “As a enterprise, we actually take pleasure in giving back to the community. Annually we now have carried out a school supply drive, plus a canned meals drive and toy drive throughout the fall and winter. We now have already partnered with S.H.I.N.E. Collectively right here in Cleburne in order that we are able to begin giving again. It’s a ardour of ours to make a optimistic contribution to our group.”
The Break Room Brewing Firm is situated at 4001 TX 174 in Cleburne, open seven days per week from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. The Break Room options stay music on the patio from 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For extra data, please name (817) 773-8379.