East Walnut Hills' Branch Reopens for Multi-Course Weekend Carry-Out Combos

Different crowd-favorite Branch entrees are available each day, Thursday-Sunday, with two sides

click to enlarge East Walnut Hills' Branch Reopens for Multi-Course Weekend Carry-Out Combos
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Littlefield Restaurant Group's East Walnut Hills restaurant Branch is reopening for business after closing its doors due to the pandemic — but with a twist.

Each week, chef Shoshannah Anderson and her team will be creating four separate crowd-favorite entrees: one for Thursday, one for Friday, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. An email from Branch says, "The selections will rotate every other week with an opportunity to grab your favorite meals every time they are offered."

Meals can be ordered online for the coming weekend, with a deadline of 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Pick-up is available 5:30 or 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with a carry-out station just inside the yellow front doors of Branch. 

click to enlarge Branch's yellow doors - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Branch's yellow doors

The current menu offerings are: 

  • Thursday, Sept. 24 — Mole-braised short ribs, salsa verde cauliflower and roasted fingerling potatoes with golden raisins for $38 per person.
  • Friday, Sept. 25 — Seared salmon with Forbidden rice pulao and curry cauliflower quinoa gremolata for $30 per person.
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 — Harissa-smoked pork loin, creamy roasted garlic polenta and roasted artichokes for $28 per person.
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 — Tequila-lime crab cakes, a soba noodle salad and serrano yogurt slaw for $28.
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 — Za'atar-rubbed chicken breast, broccoli cottage cheese latkes and charred romaine hearts for $28.
  • Friday, Oct. 2 — Crispy skin-on barramundi, fried green tomatoes and black bean salad for $26 per person.
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 — Cumin-rubbed rack of lamb, honey-harissa roasted onions and preserved lemon with charred carrots for $36 per person.
  • Sunday, Oct. 4 — Tunisian slow-smoked baby back ribs, buttermilk broccoli slaw and paprika-roasted potatoes for $28 per person.

A quick note: You cannot take these meals to go and then eat them on the Night Drop patio (per health department regulations). The downstairs cocktail lounge Night Drop is operating as its own separate entity and you can view their food and drink menu — available only for outdoor enjoyment — at drinkatdrop.com.

Night Drop is also still screening movies on their drive-in style patio cinema Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 

click to enlarge Night Drop's outdoor patio and cinema - Photo: drinkatdrop.com
Photo: drinkatdrop.com
Night Drop's outdoor patio and cinema

Films start at dusk. The upcoming screening schedule can be found at drinkatdrop.com but includes:

  • Sept. 17: Ultimate Horror Show: Bengals v Browns
  • Sept. 18: Rosemary’s Baby
  • Sept. 19: Laugh & Scream Comedy Hour The Exorcist
  • Sept. 24: Young Frankenstein
  • Sept. 25: Nosferatu (1979)
  • Sept. 26: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Oct. 1: Frenzy
  • Oct. 2: The Birds
  • Oct. 3: Psycho

Branch says, "We appreciate your patience during these times. We look forward to 2021 and the possibility of serving you once again indoors, in the manner in which we intended. Thank you for your patronage."

Branch is located at 1535 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills. Order your carry-out and see the current menu at exploretock.com.

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