If you can’t find something to eat at Alibi, you are just too damn picky. We stopped by for drag brunch a few weeks ago and I was again astounded by the breadth of the menu offerings.
Take the appetizer section alone, there are more than a dozen options, and that doesn’t even take into account the variety of chicken wing varieties! Feeling like Mexican fare? Check out the guacamole, quesadilla, nachos, or simple chips and salsa. In the mood for Asian? There’s edamame, sweet and sour chicken strips, wontons, potstickers, or crab Rangoon. Can’t decide between the two? Try the southwest egg roll stuffed with chicken, black beans, and Tex-Mex spices. Italy is represented by mozzarella pockets.
Classic American options include potato skins, cheesy fries, and chicken tenders. Then there are the wings, available in an equally global selection of flavors, from General Tso’s with sesame sauce, Buffalo-style, or mojito-siracha with lime.
Entrée salad options are equally diverse, including mixed greens topped with everything from steak tips to fried chicken tenders, lemon-dill shrimp, ahi tuna, blackened Mahi or tuna salad, and of course, the classic Caesar. Burgers start with a 9-oz. certified Angus beef patty or veggie burger, served on a toasted challah bun with one side.
As for variety, there are all the usual suspects available; bleu cheeseburger, Southwestern bacon, bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce, as well as some unexpected options including a turkey burger and an Ahi-tuna burger. Top billing goes to The Champ, "Best burger in FLT," topping the patty with American cheese, caramelized onions, and chipotle mayo.
Other hot and cold sandwich options run the gamut from a chicken gyro, fresh catch of the day, pulled pork, or grilled chicken breast to a simple grilled cheese, tuna, or chicken salad.
Flatbread pizzas can be topped with anything from cheese to lemon pesto chicken, a trio of meat favorites (pepperoni, ham, meatball), chicken bacon ranch to veggies (Broccoli, onions, red, and green peppers).
If you’re more in the mood for an entrée, crispy sesame chicken or General Tso's chicken, both with steamed rice and broccoli will satisfy you.
For Latin fare check out the picadillo, pulled pork bowl, tacos or burritos. Daily specials featuring such down-home favorites as meatloaf and fried chicken or fish, help round out the offerings.
When we stopped by for the bar’s Saturday drag queen brunch the other day, we discovered that we were too early, the DQ brunch starts at 2:30 and is served inside. We enjoyed the regular brunch outside and then afterward went inside to catch T.P. Lords and her girls entertain. The Drag Queen brunch offers a separate menu with a four-course meal starting with a hash brown stack with layers of crispy taters, scrambled eggs, cheese, and sausage.
The second course is a dim sum platter featuring Alibi’s yummy potstickers, fried wontons, and a vegetable egg roll. The main course is beef Bourguignon, and the dessert is gourmet French toast with whipped cream and mixed berries. That all comes with your choice of bottomless mimosas, mojitos or bellinis. Remember, the more you drink, the prettier the girls get.
The brunch package is $45, there is always the option of ordering from the regular menu (with the same bottomless cocktail deal), but prices vary for that.
2266 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors
Brunch, Side of Drag Queen Optional
These bars also serve brunch, with and without drag queens. Check to see which days and hours brunch is available.
Whether you want an entrée such as quiche, banana nut pancakes, beef Wellington, or salmon, avocado and eggs on ciabatta or just a scone or big ass cookie to go with your coffee, Carol and Nancy at Apt. 9F will make you feel at home. 2163 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 954-880-1191, apt9f.com.
Holy Mackerel Brewery
The local brewery presents its “Sunday Funday Boozy Babes” drag brunch featuring Daisy Deadpetals and a trio of guest stars. Showtimes are Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. $15 bottomless mimosas and $20 bottomless beermosas. There’s a special brunch menu. If you choose not to order, there’s a $10 charge. 1414 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors, 954-306-3458, holymackerelbeers.com.
Open from 10 a.m. to closing, the classic breakfast fare and sandwiches are available anytime. The biscuits and gravy are amazing. 2283 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 754-200-5244, thepubwm.com.