We got a spot outside at Southern Hospitality which was great with all of the lovely, not-swealtering weather this summer. I think they said something about a polar vortex… Anyway, the outdoor dining area at Southern Hospitality is covered and also dons ceiling fans, which creates a cabana-like effect perfect for beautiful and mediocre days alike. We started with a mimosa and a bacon-infused vodka bloody mary. Bottomless Mimosas are $15, and if you want bottomless you do have to go with mimosas. Bloody marys are $9-$10 each.
Pleased with the ambiance of the dining area, I reached in my bag to get my camera. When I took my elbows off the table though, my menu flew up in the cabana breeze and knocked my bacon mary all over Sydney. Something always seems to spill on Sydney. Though neither of us are ever the spillers! Our server kindly brought out extra napkins and club soda, so Sydney had mostly recovered by the time our new friends Jasmine and Alexis arrived.
Our soft spot for female duos is still going strong and we love to mix up our brunches with fellow bad ass duos. So when Sydney met Jasmine and Alexis at a recent event at Creme she immediately made plans to invite them to brunch to discuss business and drinking. Jasmine and Alexis are PR ladies that are striking out on their own so we were eager to share business lessons that we have learned while setting up our own web development company, SYDCAR. We also hoped to pick up on some of that effortless charismatic energy that all PR ladies seem to possess.
We started with the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, which were crispy and served with an amazing chipoltle-mayo type of sauce for dipping. Both sharable and delightful, you should definitely order these. We also got a side of grits to share just because we were at a southern restaurant and wanted some grits. We were asked if we wanted cheese and of course we responded with the politest “duh” we had. The grits ended up a little plain, though, with shredded cheese casually melted on top. Next time I would skip these and order the shrimp and grits appetizer instead.
The stars of the menu though are the benedicts and the fried chicken. There is actually a fried chicken benedict that someone should order. The fried chicken is the perfect crispy/juicy combo you want, and the proportion is just right. They also have chicken and waffles if you’re not feeling the bennies. The benedicts came with grits as a side, which was sort of unclear, and had we known we would not have ordered the extra grits on the side. I’d verify with your server what your side situation is before ordering…and get potatoes.
Additionally, we tried the Smoked Salmon BLT and the Sunrise Sandwich–scrambled eggs and sausage on an english muffin served with home fries. This is a nice safe bet for those brunchers who just want some damned breakfast. I appreciated that the smoked salmon BLT provided a lunch-y option that was still reminiscent of breakfast. And sweet potato fries…bonus!
Overall it was a great day at SoHo, as the cool kids call it. Lovely breeze, lovely chicken, lovely company. Cheers!
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