Going clockwise from the top left, a view looking out from Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks onto Alba Road, where there is heavy construction. The bacon jam eggs: two deviled eggs topped with their signature bacon jam. The Liberty Mimosa. And the LHN Lions Taco Plate. (Photos by Christina Martinez).
Amongst the tall trees and bucolic natural elements that surround the Garden Oaks neighborhood, is a new creature that has called the neighborhood its home – construction. Although construction is not a new creature to the neighborhood, or the city, it is a new challenge that many businesses are facing and one that has had an effect on the restaurant Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks.
On my drive over to LKGO, I drove in from the Heights coming down North Shepherd and turning into the neighborhood from 38th Street.
Eventually, the construction path sat directly on my destined route, and even though there were re-routing signs to guide me to the restaurant, I contemplated avoiding the construction all-together and dining elsewhere. That very thought process steered me to find the re-route to LKGO parking, with lingering thoughts of how neighbors or potential diners might skip over the restaurant due to the construction annoyances.
Upon walking into the restaurant, your visual senses are immediately stimulated with the beautifully decorated restaurant, bar and sun room for dining seating. I started my brunch with a Liberty Mimosa recommendation from the waiter – pineapple infused vodka, champagne and a black berry floater.
I kept my starter simple so I could enjoy my brunch entrée and placed an order for the bacon jam eggs – two deviled eggs topped with their signature bacon jam. If you’re a bacon lover, these are a must.
I spent a few minutes with the brunch menu weighing out my options. I was stuck on the fence with my order, debating between the half Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, the also appealing Real Cowboy Surfers-Style Chicken and Donut Bowl, or the taco plate.
Eventually, I came to a final decision on the Lutheran High North Lions Game Day Taco Plate (2) – meat, cheese, egg, taco sauce, pico de gallo, toreado and potatoes.
This item on the menu seems very fitting since Lutheran High North is within walking distance from the restaurant, and the Lady Lions’ basketball team just recently made history by bringing home the TAPPS 4A state championship.
The taco plate was one of many odes to the neighborhood on the menu.
The LHN Lions Game Day Taco Plate is a plate full of comfort, served with a sauce that has you questioning if you should order seconds.
Without a doubt in my mind, the Lutheran High North Lions are feasting on this taco plate on the regular, and the Ladies’ basketball team must have stopped in before their state game. Golden tacos are being served on Alba Road.