Industry Grill in Prairieville a savory brunch spot

Halen Doughty
Shrimp n Grits at Industry Grill in Prairieville.

If you're looking for a new Sunday Funday spot in Ascension Parish, look no further than Industry Grill on Airline Highway in Prairieville. As an avid brunch enthusiast, I had to investigate their brunch scene for myself, and let's just say I was not disappointed.

No brunch would be complete without mimosas, and Industry Grill has a variety of champagne drinks to choose from. The classic mimosa can't be beat with a perfect balance of champagne and orange juice. Kick it up a notch with a splash of Chambord raspberry liqueur. Enjoy classic bottomless mimosas for the table for only $24. You can't beat that price for all day drinks.

If OJ isn't your thing, they've got you covered with an assortment of Bellinis ranging in flavor from strawberry to mango to pear. I can attest that the peach Bellini is phenomenal. Bartender Brandon Mayeaux said the prickly pear is the top pick for brunch attendees.

For those who took it a tad too far on Saturday night, there's nothing like a good Bloody Mary to help you shake back. Industry Grill definitely delivers here with a top-shelf drink for those who need a little hair of the dog. Fully dressed with spicy green beans, celery, olives, and fruit garnish, this Bloody has everything you need to start the day right.

Brunch is served every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Don't worry if you oversleep though, the full menu is available all day beginning at 11 a.m. You can't go wrong no matter what you order. Everything I tried was beyond delicious.

The brunch menu includes all your breakfast favorites with a cajun twist. The crab scramble is absolutely to die for! It's crab meat, mushrooms, and spinach mixed into scrambled eggs.

Of course I had to sample a bite of the seafood gumbo, a staple in any south Louisiana restaurant. It was incredible, and customer Patrick Pyburn called it "the bomb dot com." The north Louisiana native was thoroughly impressed with the southern classic.

Each brunch entree is served with your choice of potatoes or grits and toast, biscuits, or an english muffin. Fellow bruncher Jonathan Johnson tried the shrimp and grits, another brunch favorite. He said the dish was very well put together. He spent his birthday enjoying the delicacy at the local watering hole.

"It's a perfect combination that brings the seafood and grits together with a wonderful sauce," Johnson said.

Johnson also enjoyed a Bloody Mary, which he said had a unique flavor since the bar used A1 steak sauce instead of the usual Worcestershire sauce. His girlfriend, Sara Mose, said it took her just seconds to gulp hers down because it was so tasty.

"It had just the right amount of kick, and it was garnished perfectly," said Mose.

Mose enjoyed the crab Benedict, lump crabmeat atop an egg and english muffin topped with hollandaise sauce. She said she was particularly fond of the different textures combined in the dish, noting the eggs were poached to perfection. Both Johnson and Mose said each dish is perfectly portioned to ensure guests are full to the brim, while still able to walk out the door without entering a "food coma."

If you're not one to be up and at 'em on a Sunday morning, The Industry Grill is sure to become a favorite spot for diners any time of day. The seafood restaurant will no doubt be packed throughout the Lenten season as Catholics flock to the spot on Fridays for crawfish, shrimp, and blue crab boil pots. Po-boys, soup and salad combos, burgers, and a full menu make it a great place for lunch and dinner as well. Not to mention the full list of entrees, appetizers, and desserts.

Big screen TVs feature any game worth watching, so be sure to stop in for a game day treat. In its first month of business, Industry Grill is already the place to beat.

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