I didn’t know it was there. I could have seen it when I was traveling Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, but I didn’t know where to look . . . until now.
My cousin, aunt and I wanted a place to have lunch and visit recently, and they know how I like to explore new places and avoid chains, as a rule. My aunt is a long-time resident of Huntsville who eats out regularly, so she suggested the Lumberyard. The website is very well-done. Check it out here. A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard at 108 Cleveland Avenue, encompasses a line of formerly nondescript-looking buildings and now includes a restaurant, 5 bars, 4 stages and a large courtyard.
It is open every day except Monday. From Tuesday to Friday, breakfast is served beginning at 8:00 a.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, the Lumberyard opens at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday, it closes at 1:00 a.m.
Breakfast/brunch menu options are offered until 3:00 p.m. My Aunt June ordered Fred’s French Toast. It looked mighty good.
My cousin Ginger had the Cobb Well Done, a large green salad with avocado, a boiled egg, smoked chicken, cheese and apricot barbecue sauce.
I tried the homemade vegetable soup with a tomato base. It was bursting with flavor, and I enjoyed every bite.
I only saw the small bar/cafe area known as the Kiln. Our food was good, and the service was attentive and friendly. But, I believe you’ll probably enjoy the Lumberyard most if you go when musicians are scheduled, when you want to have fun with friends, or on the weekends. You might also be invited to a wedding there.
The creative names of dishes on the menu are sure to bring a smile to your face, for example: Eggers Can Be Cheesers, Sweet Home Avocado, The Flying Pig, Seize Your Salad, When a Man Loves an Oven, Dixie Chickpeas and Meal Diamonds. Delightful plays-on-words. Weekend brunch specialties include: Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and a mouthwatering concoction called The King — a peanut butter Belgian waffle, stuffed with bananas and crumbled bacon. Maybe some Saturday morning soon??