Some More Details On The Food And Drinks At Bud & Marilyn’s

Yesterday, we told you that it was looking like Bud & Marilyn’s had something close to an opening date (last week in August, more or less, according to owner Marcie Turney). And today, they’ve dropped a big ol’ press release offering details on the menu, the cocktails, the design–all that stuff.

Now granted, we have talked a LOT about Bud & Marilyn’s lately. Mostly because they keep threatening to open and then, you know…not. But also because we’ve been looking forward to seeing what Turney and partner Val Safran are going to do with the place–a “retro-American” restaurant inspired by the restaurant owned by Turney’s grandparents in Wisconsin. And this new info dump? There’s nothing in it that doesn’t make us even more excited for opening day.

The menu (at least as far as we know right now) seems full of classic American dishes and upgrades of same. Here’s a little bit of what they’re offering:

Beer Battered Wisconsin Cheese Curds with pickled morita salsa and charred green onion ranch; Heirloom Tomatoes with grilled corn, avocado, hush puppies and lemon-oregano dressing; The B&M Wedge Salad with iceberg lettuce, Thai basil goddess, buttermilk blue, Nueske’s bacon bits and crispy onions; PuPu Platter, a Polynesian sampler comprised of tamarind-soy spare ribs, tuna poke, shrimp toast and Angels on Horseback; Marilyn’s Fried Chicken with warm chive biscuits, zucchini pickles and house made hot sauce; Short Rib Stroganoff with hand cut egg noodles, trumpet mushrooms, garlic scapes and horseradish crème fraiche; and Bud’s Burger, a Wisconsin-style butter burger with clothbound cheddar, “fancy sauce”, pickles, lettuce and a sesame seeded potato roll. A few nights a week, they will offer nightly specials, such as the Midwestern staple Friday Night Fish Fry, beer-battered cod, choice of potato and vegetable or Sunday Meat-and-Three, a family-style dinner with warm biscuits & jam and a farm salad to start, followed by shared sides and each guests’ choice of personal meat entree. For dessert, guest may enjoy treats such as Cherry-peach Slab Pie, The Fat Elvis Sundae and Dark Chocolate Malt Ball cake.

So, you hungry yet? I mean, come on… Fried chicken, pu pu platters, butter burgers (*drool*), beer battered cheese curds and cherry pie? I may just move into the basement.

Terence Lewis is stocking the bar at Bud & Marilyn’s, and the cocktails have been designed by a name familiar to most serious drinkers in town–Colin Shearn (ex of Franklin Mortgage). He’s doing Manhattans and martinis, Old Fashioneds (natch), punches and some tiki drinks to round out the board.

The release reiterates the “later this month” opening date, so things appear to be headed in the right direction. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that nothing delays the opening this time.

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