Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another home run...southern style. Welcome to Blue Ridge.

I had some free time and I was close to G-town, so I stopped in at Blue Ridge for brunch. This is the latest venture from Eli Hengst, in conjunction with Jared Rager and Barton Seaver.
You never know who you'll run into around there, so I wasn't surprised to see Nycci Nellis and her husband David up on the deck having a cocktail.
Her blog has a few more readers than mine, but I'm not jealous...
Anyhow, on to the restaurant:
Some shabby/sheik stuff, lots of wood, great patio/terrace/deck.
There is a fountain and a nice Chinese Maple in the middle of the patio. It was a very nice day and there were a few families enjoying the food and the weather.
The staff uniforms are jeans and plaid flannel. Interesting choice.
The wine list has a great selection at reasonable prices. They were assembled by Brian of Redwood fame. Nice selection of bubbly!
The food was tasty. I had the biscuits and gravy with poached eggs. The gravy had a hint of smoke and everything was done correctly. The hash browns were a nice touch in that they had some veggies in them other than peppers and onion.
All in all, a pleasant experience. Check it out if you have a chance. Tell Eli I sent you.
Brunch Menu

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