Molly Wellmann acquired Melt
and Picnic & Pantry
in January with an eye toward bringing food to Wellmann’s Brands bars such as Myrtle’s Punch House
, which will happen in April, as will a relaunch of brunch at Melt.
Brunch at Melt and Neon’s will start April 3, with favorites from Melt’s old brunch menu. Not every item will be available at both locations, but a few highlights include banana French toast, the Northside hot brown and the Southwest tofu scramble.
Myrtle’s will start serving food April 15, which coincides with Walk on Woodburn
. Wellmann’s Brands Executive Chef Lisa Kagen, former owner of Melt and Picnic & Pantry, curated the menu around small plates and shareable items, much like the idea of the punch bowl.
Menus at each table will allow customers to pick and choose what they want to order. The menu isn’t finalized yet, but there will be vegan, vegetarian, meat, fish and “iron-pressed” options to appeal to everyone. Kagen is bringing in items from other local food purveyors, too, including chips from Hen of the Woods
, The Pickled Pig
’s smoked pork tenderloin and flatbreads served on Fireside Pizza
’s wood-fired dough.
Brunch will be served on Neon’s patio, weather permitting, 12-4 p.m. every Sunday. Melt will serve brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday. Food will be served at Myrtle’s Thursday-Sunday, with plans to expand to seven days a week in the near future.