Southport Grocery and Cafe

This week, our Bad Economy Brunch (which now has it’s own official Facebook group, courtesy of Liz) was at Southport Grocery and Cafe, a place I’ve had on my list for a while now.

It was everything I expected and more. Although my bottomless-diet-coke habit didn’t exactly fly there:



Coca-Cola bottle



I ordered the waiter-recommended, albeit odd-sounding, Brisket & Gravy—biscuits and gravy with tender smokey brisket and fried eggs. The brisket was house-smoked, the biscuit homemade and the eggs fried to perfection. Believe me, the photos do not do this dish justice.



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Briskitt and Gravy



Melissa and Liz got the other recommendation—a breakfast-style bruschetta topped with scrambled eggs, smoked chicken sausage, queso fresco, tomatoes, onions and balsamic. The picture didn’t turn out very well, so I’ll have to satisfy your appetite for breakfast food porn with Doug’s Blueberry Bread Pudding Pancakes and cinnamon sugar butter:



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Oh, and we also got a free cinnamon scone and four of their famous cupcakes. It pays to know the wait staff (through Liz that is). The scone barely lasted long enough to be memorialized in photo:



Cinnamon Scone_2



The cupcakes were luckier:



Cupcakes





Cupcake



I may change my blog name to Better With Buttercream.

Oh, and sadly, Furlough Fridays are over for a certain downtown ad agency, so it was Melissa’s last Bad Economy Brunch : (.