Sunday, March 8, 2015

SOHO Brunch

I was invited to brunch by some city-livin' friends because otherwise I never would have thought that SOHO Restaurant & Lounge would have a brunch. SOHO looks like a really hip club in the really hip Grove area with an industrial look and feel on the inside.

Brunch runs from 11am-3pm on Sundays only and it has a "southern" theme to the menu thanks to a lineup of Catfish and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, and a Smothered Pork Chop. None of us were brave enough to try these specialties, but I was blown away by how many people ordered the Chicken and Waffles!!

Our table stuck to the usual breakfast foods, but there were some pretty amazing dishes like the Red Velvet Pancakes and the Beignet French Toast. I wish I would have gotten pictures of these two dishes because they were beautiful against the white plates. We were so hungry and completely forgot about taking pictures.

The Red Velvet Pancakes were stacked three high and definitely could be two meals or shared easily. It really tasted like dessert!

The Beignet French Toast were dipped in beignet batter, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and came with a bourbon syrup! A good portion for one person.

I was happy that I could get my usual...an omelet, with all four veggies available: peppers, onion, spinach and tomatoes. Adding meat cost extra, but I didn't miss it. My meal came with breakfast potatoes, which were very small diced "home" potatoes. I think they're a little more tasteful when they're cut bigger though.

Another friend ordered the Biscuits and Gravy...and when they say large buttermilk biscuits, they meant LARGE! Definitely a two person dish and very hearty.

You can still order small side items like eggs, bacon, and toast, at a reasonable price. Another friend ended up making a meal out of just sides, and might be the best option for a breakfast traditionalist. We made sure to order two servings of Cheddar Cheese Grits and I easily almost ate one entirely by myself!

There was no wait to speak of and we were the first people in the restaurant right at 11AM. I guess the word hasn't gotten out yet, but the breakfast was great. We are all very curious about some of the southern style dishes, which may lead to a return visit...

Resources:

SOHO Restaurant & Lounge = http://www.eatplaysoho.com/

SOHO Brunch Menu = http://www.eatplaysoho.com/site2/restaurant/brunch-menu