Brunch Spots are Popping Up in Greensburg

SPORTS AND SOCIAL STEEL CITY

Sports and Social Steel City is one of Greensburg’s newest spots located on the top floor of the Live! Casino. The two level space features a 40 foot diagonally measured high definition LED TV, bowling lanes, a golf simulator, skeeball, and more. And to top it all off, they feature an extensive brunch menu that is so large, it is divided into six sections. 

The “First things first” section features items more likened to breakfast. Treat yourself to a bowl of Boozy Cereal, or go with a healthier alternative, like their Yogurt Parfait with berries and granola. 

For serious brunchers, the “Brunch so hard” section features tried and true late morning classics such as Country Biscuit Eggs Benedict and biscuits with country jalapeno gravy and fried sage. Or, try one of their more creative and inventive options from this section like the Tomato Avocado Bacon Scrapple Melt. 

Maybe your ideal late morning-early afternoon meal is more on the pastry side of things? If so, The “Morning Dough Boys” section has just what you’re looking for. With options built around french toast made from brioche bread and waffles topped with different fruits, jams, syrups, and butters it’s safe to say your sweet tooth will be satisfied. Try the Banana Jammer French Toast or the Mix Berry Waffle, they both feature bacon jam!

The “Skillet” section includes three different skillet style brunch titled “West Coast”, “Texas”, and, “‘Merica”. Each option stays true to the name through its ingredients, with “Texas” including pork and beans and pico de gallo, and “West Coast” coming with baby arugula and hollandaise sauce. 

Don’t forget a drink to wash down all that food. “Brunchtails” is how Sports and Social refers to its selection of brunch specific cocktails. Enjoy items ranging from a build your own bloody mary to a 34 oz. mug of domestic beer. 

For those of us who are not fans of brunch food, the “Non-Brunchers” section has options like burgers and wings. And finally, for those of us who are just not that hungry, the “Little Things” section features options similar to that of a sides menu.

DGP Favorite: Smoked Salmon Toast

IRON ROCK TAP HOUSE

Featuring a brunch menu equally as extensive as Sports and Social is another one of Greensburg’s recent additions in terms of restaurants, the Iron Rock Tap House. They serve upscale casual cuisine and boast two patio areas (an upper and a lower) equipped with couches and fireplaces and are only open for brunch 10am-3pm on weekends. 

Eggs are served in a variety of ways including a Western and California style omelet along with Southwestern Eggs Benedict. These dishes come accompanied by sides of either applewood smoked bacon, sausage patties, potatoes O’Brien, fried potatoes, or a fresh fruit stack.

Skillets come in two varieties being Chorizo and Eggs and Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. The buttermilk biscuits are made in house.

From the griddle you can have your choice of french toast made with challah bread featuring a house made lemon vanilla whipped ricotta topping,  belgian waffles that are served with lavender infused honey, and silver dollar pancakes served with local maple syrup.

If you’re not in the mood for breakfast food start yourself off with a salsa sampler, chips and queso, or BBQ Pork Nachos from the starters section.

Tacos are served two for just nine dollars and come in three varieties being Grilled Shrimp, Pork Belly, and Prime Steak. 

Sandwiches or “Handhelds” come in both the style of breakfast and lunch. Have your choice of either Avocado toast,Chicken and Waffle sliders, or an Angus burger to name just a few. All handhelds come with your choice of house chips or fries and these can be substituted for a house or caesar salad for just a dollar extra. 

If you’re looking for something light grab a soup or salad! Iron Rock features options such as Southwest Chicken and Grilled Steak salads along with a long list of house made dressings. Soups are chicken tortilla and the Chef’s Seasonal Feature.

And of course, no brunch menu would be complete without a cocktail section! Get caffeinated with a Mexican Coffee or the Wake and Bake. Satisfy your craving for something savory and spicy with a Bloody Mary featuring Tito’s vodka. Or, get something on the sweeter side like a Brunch Punch or Raspberry Bellini.

DGP Favorite: Southwestern Eggs Benedict

THE OLDE SPITFIRE GRILL

With their menu just being released, The Olde Spitfire Grill is set to offer brunch every Sunday from 10am-2pm starting May 16. Reservations are required and guests can sit inside, at the patio and outdoor bar, or in one of their Alley Row climate controlled tents! Live entertainment will also be featured from time to time.

While their menu is not as extensive as those of the Iron Rock Taphouse and Sports and Social, it features wonderful options that suit a variety of tastes.

Starters include options like House Granola with yogurt, fresh berries and maple syrup, along with Avocado Toast, Burrata and toasted naan, and Brisket Hash to name a few.

Main dishes range from a 4 Egg Omlet and Sourdough Pancakes, to a Pig Burger and Salmon Nicoise. Add to your order from the sides menu and try some Grilled Asparagus or Shoestring potatoes!

The largest section The Olde Spitfire Grill’s brunch menu is dedicated to helping you build your own Bloody Mary. Start by choosing either Stateside or Cj Spirits Wild Leeks Vodka and pick a rim of either Old Bay Salt or Lemon Pepper Salt. Free garnishes include items like Lemon and Fresh Herbs, along with Tabasco, Horseradish, and Cucumber. And if you like, you can purchase one of their 15 other garnish options. These include but are not limited to Oysters (seasonal), Lump Colossal Crab, Stuffed Blue Cheese Olives, and Hot Calabrese Salami. 

DGP Can’t Wait To Try: Shakshuuka

SUN DAWG CAFE

While they may not call it Brunch, Sun Dawg Cafe serves breakfast from 8am-4pm and is widely regarded as a brunch staple here in Greensburg.

They feature items like Breakfast Tacos and a Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Bagel. Some options are customizable, like the Build Your Own Breakfast Bowl and Frittata Your Way! Pancakes come in stacks of three and feature four different flavors as well as plain. Bacon Pecan and Nutty Banana stand out, with Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cup also available. 

The lunch menu is also served all day until 4pm and features inventive creations like the Sweet Potato Coconut Thai Red Curry Bowl. Additionally, Tacos, Mixed Greens Salads, and “Philly Style Cheesesteaks” are all available to be enjoyed at brunch as well.

It should be noted that Sun Dawg currently has eight different beers on tap from popular breweries including Sweetwater, Southern Tier, and Tröegs. They carry an additional 19 in cans or bottles. 

Their cocktail list is impressive and constantly changing. Some current options include the Quarantine Smash and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini. Ask your server about their daily cocktail specials, and if an item you enjoy gets taken off the menu bring it up! They may still be able to accommodate you. 

Wine is served (red, white, rose) six dollars a glass and $25 a bottle.

DGP Favorite: Build your own breakfast bowl

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