Downtown has another Sunday morning dining option now that Mesquite Chop House on Union is offering brunch.
Chef Will Johnson (formerly of Grace, Au Fond and Yolo) has created a low country inspired brunch menu that's a little different than the usual brunch offerings. There's charcuterie, fish and several different preparations of grits, like the excellent creamy lemon grits ($5).
I also tried the pain perdue stuffed with fresh fruit compote ($10), which is basically a fancy way of saying "amazing french toast with a warm fruit syrup".
And because brunch isn't brunch without booze, they've got strong Bloody Marys and mimosas. If you're in the service industry, Chef Johnson has your back – restaurant workers get brunch drink specials.
Brunch is served at Mesquite Chop House on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Mesquite Chop House
Brunch on Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.