Best Happy Hour

The Grille at Colony Creek was also voted best happy hour.

While some like to sleep in on Sundays, others will swarm the dining room of the Grille at Colony Creek to have the most important meal of the day.

“We like to call it a controlled chaos,” said executive chef Daniel Escalona.

In February 2017, the Grille at Colony Creek invited the public to enjoy Sunday brunch at the private country club.

Escalona said when people hear the term “country club,” it redirects their interest in visiting their location for breakfast.

“As one of our owners calls it, we’re not your grandmother’s country club. We have more of a laid-back, casual environment,” he said. “Our mission when we first started was to create an environment where people would go have a big old breakfast with their families, and that’s what we try to gear toward.”

General manager Laurie Eder said they not only wanted to provide the community with another option for Sunday breakfast but also generate some exposure to the club.

“Everyone is welcome, and we try to cater and promote events that would please all members from young families to retired families,” Eder said.

Their breakfast menu offers a traditional Southern-style breakfast that includes Belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, omelets, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, a cereal bar, freshly chopped fruit and much more.

Escalona and the kitchen staff begin work at 7 a.m. to prepare his homemade biscuits, cream gravy and cinnamon rolls.

During brunch, the Grille also offers their lunch portion that always includes two entrees, two vegetables and two starches that vary every week. Guests can enjoy breakfast for $10, lunch for $13 or have a bit of both for $17.

“Everything is made to order from scratch,” Escalona said. “Something I like to say is everything is made just the way Grandma used to do it.”

Another popular aspect of the Grille’s Sunday brunch is their drink specials. Some of their most popular morning drink items includes mimosas, tequila sunrises, bloody marys and screwdrivers.

Rachel Morehead, director of services, said guests mostly enjoy anything with orange juice and vodka.

“We do bottle setups for mimosas so you can have your juice and whole bottle of champagne at the table to share,” she said.

Six months ago, the Grille also introduced the Club members to their new happy hour drink specials from 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday.

“We change the drink specials almost weekly to switch things up,” Morehead said.

Their $5 You-Call-It drink special is their most popular happy hour selection.

“You can order anything you want from a long island iced tea to a bloody mary,” Morehead said.

Other drink specials include $3 margaritas, two-for-$5 beer, half-priced frozen drinks and more. Guests

can pair their drinks with an appetizer for $5.

According to Advocate readers, the Grille is the place to start and finish the weekend with the best happy hour and the best breakfast in the Crossroads.

Morehead and Escalona agree that the recognition is great for the Club.

“We are pretty excited about it and hopefully, we can bring in more people,” Morehead said.

Whether it’s for a family breakfast or a drink with friends, the Club at Colony Creek offers something for everyone.

“We want to show people that you might want to join here, too, for a really affordable monthly rate,” Eder said. “We really value our members and want them to have the very best experience here at Colony Creek that they can.”

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Lauren Hernandez reports on entertainment for the Victoria Advocate. She may be reached at or 361-580-6315.

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Lauren Hernandez graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a bachelor's degree in Communications-Journalism.

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