BIB - Buckley's is BACK!

Let's face it, there are some pretty awesome tavrens, pubs, bars and restaurants in our area. We're pretty lucky. But when one of them closes, it's a pretty big bummer. That's pretty much how I felt when Buckley's Tavern, located in Centreville, shut down on January 15th. Here it is, nearly 11 months later, and the Tavern is back and under new management!
I've been riding by Buckley's for months wondering when their doors were going to reopen. The sign said summer, but then summer came and went. And then, on October 30th, the Buckley's Tavern sign was once again hung, the doors were back open for business!
A few Sundays back we finally had a chance to stop in - for their Sunday Pajama Brunch no less! (Although, in full disclosure, we had several errands to run and totally ditched the PJ idea. It's already on the schedule for another Sunday when we go in full PJ gear - robes and all!)

I'm sure many of your know this, but Buckley's has a long standing Pajama Brunch tradition - wear your PJs in, and get 50% off your bill! The best part is seeing what others will show up in! This trip back to Buckley's, I was partial to the girl who donned the Pale Pink and White Polka Dots one piece number, and the man with the fluffy animal print robe!
For brunch, Buckley's offers a Family Style Prix Fixe menu for $18 per person (half price for children and those in PJs!)
All entrees come with an non-alcoholic beverage, homefries, a plate of bacon, sausage, scrapple and ham, plus a basket of their breakfast bakery items (which were very hard to stop eating!)

The brunch choices include: 
  • Big Stack of Griddle Cakes  - Plain or Blueberry and Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast
  • Belgian Waffles with Maple Syrup
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes with Pecan Butter and Maple Syrup
  • 3 Egg Omelette with your choice of the following: Bacon, Cheddar, Crab, Ham, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Spinach, Tomato)
  • 3 Eggs your way - scrambled, fried, poached
  • Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and Hollandaise
For a surcharge you could upgrade to one of the following options:
  • Crab Eggs Benedict - Old Bay spiced Lump Crab and Hollandaise ($3 surcharge)
  • Smoke Salmon Benedict - Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise ($3 surchage)
  • Shrimp and Grits - Cheddar Grits with Cajun Shrimp ($3 surchage)
  • Chicken Imperial - Chicken breast stuffed with Crab Imperial ($5 surchage)
One of my favorite things on the old Buckley's menu was back - Shrimp and Grits. When I saw it on the brunch menu, I didn't even have to think about what I was getting. Eric had a little bit of a tougher time since everything sounded so good. He landed on the Crab Eggs Benedict. It was all amazing. One bite into my dish and I knew there were going to be no leftovers! Same went for Eric's dish! I even liked the scrapple (which I can very safefly say is a statement that has never come out of my mouth!)
My nephews are coming into town next weekend and I have told them that we are taking them to brunch (which for a 6 and 11 year old know way too much about already!) When I mentioned that all they had to do was roll out of bed and put on shoes and socks (and brush their teeth of course!) their eyes got pretty big. I think we just gained some major cool points in their books!

It was so great to see TWENTY FOUR beers on tap at Buckley's! They're not all of the craft beer persuasion, but what they did have was pretty impressive. The Sunday we were there, the beers that fell under the category, "Fresh & Local" were Yards Brawler, Twin Lakes Pale Ale, Twin Lakes Tweeds Stout, Dogfish Head 60 Minute, Victory Golden Monkey, Victory Hop Devil and 16 Mile Blues Golden Ale.
Post-brunch we had a quick beer before heading out to run our errands. Although we typically go for the local beers on tap, Eric was immediately drawn to the Hacker-Pschorr Maibock and I went with a gluten free beer I have been encouraging myself to try the next time I saw it, Estrella Damm 
Since our Sunday brunch excursion, I've been back to Buckley's for a girls night dinner and had the Buckley's Crab Cobb Salad and a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. It was a pretty awesome way to spend a Monday night! 
If you haven't had a chance to stop into Buckley's - tomorrow night is a great excuse to! They're taking part in the Delaware Day, "the celebration to Honor the 225th Anniversary of this special date, which commemorates the date in 1787 when Delaware became the first state to ratify the Federal Constitution, making us the first state in the New Nation!"

Buckley's is one of the locations to purchase one of the 1,000 Limited Edition Commemorative Beer Mugs. They are going to be selling the mugs for $15, which will include a fill of a Twin Lakes beer! Proceeds from the purchase of the mug will benefit the Delaware Historical Society. While they're at it, Buckley's will also be tapping Twin Lakes Jubilicious tomorrow night. Jubilicious is Twin Lakes awesome, awesome, aweome limited production holiday beer! Tapping happens at 5pm!