Amy’s on Franklin is a Delicious Addition to Evansville
If you haven't tried Franklin Street's newest addition, DO IT.
Last week I swung by the new hot spot on Franklin Street - Amy's on Franklin, or AOF. I was not prepared for the excellent service and outstanding food that awaited.
Amy's location is where the former PG coffee shop was located. Owner Amy Word decided to keep the bright purple exterior and totally renovated the inside. It's the perfect combination of elegance with a combination of shabby chic to match. I would describe the vibe as classy yet relaxed. It isn't a leggings and t-shirt type of vibe, to put it in simpler terms.
AOF is a scratch kitchen, meaning literally everything on the menu is made from scratch. Yes, even the ketchup and mayonnaise. To my knowledge, I had never eaten at a scratch kitchen, but I can attest that it certainly makes a huge difference in the quality of food. I tried the spicy chicken sandwich, which seems simple, but was far from basic. The chicken was the perfect amount of spicy and juicy, and the hand-cut french fries were to die for. Not to mention, the house-made ketchup was the best ketchup I've ever had. Head Chef Jeremiah Galey has experience and skill and I want to personally give him a hug (and also hire him to cook for me 24/7 if he's interested). He does excellent work. I don't think I took a breath between bites - I literally inhaled my food. And the service paired perfectly with the food.
I also tried one of the tap beers, which is a raspberry flavored beer. I like beer, any kind of beer, but this is now my favorite beer hands-down.
I would compare this brew to a mixture of beer, wine, and champagne. It is delicious! If you're not into sweet brews, Amy's has several different unique taps in-house that are equally as good. They also have a full wine list. From what I was told, a full bar option is pending, so more specialty drinks are in the future.
Amy's was still lingering on my taste buds when I came across a post on Facebook that they were having a special Mother's Day brunch menu. PERFECT. I knew my mom would love Amy's menu. Normally Amy's is open from 4p.m.-10ish, but they had special hours for their Mother's Day celebration. I made reservations to include my mom and sisters. I was so excited to show them the my new favorite restaurant.
I'll just ask now - AMY, CAN WE PLEASE HAVE THE BRUNCH MENU ALL THE TIME?
I cannot put into words how outstanding our food was. I chose the lobster benedict and it was absolutely the best breakfast I've ever had. My mom got the chicken and grits and I've never heard her so quiet. My sister got the french toast and went on and on about it was the best french toast she'd ever had. I had samples from everyone's plate (yes, I'm that person) and I honestly couldn't choose which dish I liked better. I was stuffed when we left.
At one point, my mom took a breath from demolishing her food to say, "I can't wait to bring [her fiance] here."
It takes a lot to impress my mom, especially when it comes to food, beer and wine. She had dined at some of the most extravagant and expensive restaurants in the world, and was still blown away by her experience at Amy's. I think she'll become a regular, and that says a lot. I'll chalk that up as a daughter's win on Mother's Day for sure.
If you haven't checked out AOF yet, I don't know what else to say to convince you to give it a try. I can promise with 100% certainty that you won't be disappointed.