Five weeks ago at the beginning of this soupy tour we started out at Kenny’s Westside Pub and I asked my friend and owner of Kenny’s, Sean Kenny where his favorite place for soup was and he told me he liked the soup at Brasky’s Bar & Grill. I’ve been there a couple of times for a Saturday Night dinner, check here and here for those posts, but I’ve never tried their soup, so I thought I’d go out there and check out the soup at Brasky’s on this second to last week of this soupy tour. To the MBIP Moblie!
We’re zooming up Knoxville on a nice cloudy and overcast day, the horrible sunshine is thankfully nowhere to be found in the sky up above our heads.
And here we are at Brasky’s! To Bill Brasky!
Let’s go inside and begin the fifth week of this soupy tour!
I actually tried to do this the other day and it was so packed in here I decided to come back. It’s not as crazy today and there’s plenty of seats at the bar, so let’s go grab one and get settled in.
Right after I sat down, I met Sam behind the bar and he reminded me that we met at Mike’s Tavern a while back. It was Sam’s first time at Mike’s and you can check out that post right here!
Ted and Kara were seated a few chairs down from me at the bar and we’ve met Ted before too! Ted’s a designer at Converse Marketing and we met him when we did the very first, “Can I Eat My Lunch In Here” post. Great to see both of them!
Here’s the back of the bar and as you can see from the bottom of this shot, there’s lots of bottles of beer to choose from in here.
Sadly I have to work later so no beer for me. Here’s the pretty bartender on duty, Michelle, serving me an iced tea. I placed my soup order with Michelle and while that’s getting prepared, let’s wander around in here a little.
In addition to the bottled beer, there’s a half dozen beers on tap over here. You out there by any chance, Spike? Spike? Bueller...Bueller...Bueller...
The Featured Beer of the Month is the seasonal, O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer. And on Wednesday’s there’s free wings with the purchase of a Bud Light draft. I’ll have to remember that for our next food tour. Yep, we’re going to be doing chicken wings again, stay tuned for that!
A shot of Brasky’s from the back, as you can see they have a spacious dining area behind the bar.
Here’s a board with the daily special and weekly events that happen here at Brasky’s.
The walls have lots of sports memorabilia plastered on them. Here’s a quartet of the plastered sports memorabilia that you can gaze at while waiting for soup in here.
Well, actually they lost, but they sure got close this year. Maybe next year they’ll take it all the way!
Meanwhile, back at the bar, Michelle’s back!
And the soup has arrived and I've peppered both of them up! I ordered a cup of the Manhattan Clam Chowder (on the left) and Brasky’s signature soup, the White Borscht soup (on the right). I ordered the clam chowder as a backup as I had no idea what White Borscht soup was and I was fearful there might be beans in it. But it doesn’t appear to have any beans floating in there, let’s take a closer look.
Nope, I don’t see any, I think it’s bean free. Oh happy day!
Wow, this is so good! The soup is rich and creamy and it’s got savory sausage and potatoes floating in it. I later found out that this is Polish soup and I’ve never seen it on a menu anywhere else in town. If you’re a soup fan, you definitely need to check this out, it’s really delicious and satisfying! M’m, m’m, good!
Since the White Borscht soup was bean free, I really didn’t need the Manhattan Clam Chowder, but I felt bad ignoring it, so I topped it with crackers and tried a spoonful.
It was good, but after the White Borscht soup, it definitely took second place. Sorry about that, Manhattan Clam Chowder, but you’re number two. You may try harder, but you’re still number two, so you can go all the way back to Manhattan where studio apartments are now 2500 bucks a month and there’s a fucking 7-11 on every corner. Whoops, my bitterness is rearing its ugly head, sorry about that!
I’ve had the corn fritters in here before and had to have them for dessert, this is something else you can’t find at too many places and I love them!
This is definitely a birds-eye view of heaven on earth! A perfect ending to a great day of soup and fun at Brasky’s Bar & Grill! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
Three and a three quarters Soup Nazi’s—I’m rating the Brasky’s White Borscht soup for this rating, it was delicious and hearty and a really unique soup you don’t find at too many places around town. Thanks to Sean Kenny for the hat tip!