If you stayed too late at a bar last night, the prospect of having someone deliver hot coffee and homemade English muffins stuffed with ham, cheese and eggs might sound great. Having someone deliver it until the scandalous hour of 2 p.m. may sound better. And having that same someone deliver it from a bar might sound cosmically correct.
That's all part of the food program at the Holy Ground, a Mid-City pub where a small kitchen now doubles as Wakin' Bakin' (3340 Canal St., 504-252-0343) in the mornings and Edible Alchemy (same contact info) from lunch through late-night. Both are open every day except Tuesday.
Conrad Chura and Zak Pizzeck run Wakin' Bakin', which from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. serves a breakfast menu including quiche, oatmeal and "pancrepes and wings," a riff on chicken and waffles made with a pancake-crepe hybrid. They deliver breakfast in the Mid-City and Faubourg St. John neighborhoods.
Thomas Mack, a restaurant industry veteran who's worked at fine dining spots around town, runs the separate but closely entwined Edible Alchemy. His menu, served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (delivery available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) includes sandwiches and bar snacks, but it is elevated at least one rung above normal pub grub. Meat for the turkey po-boy is roasted in house, patties combining beef and chorizo and the house-made black bean burgers are served on buns baked in house and fried Brie croutons might top the weekly salad. On Fridays, the kitchen also makes fish and chips.