By Lauren Lege
Simon and Garfunkel, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, some things are just better when you put them together. Just ask breakfast and lunch. They love togetherness, and so will you when pancakes meet BBQ pork in a collaboration tasty enough to make you sing.
Stinky’s Fish Camp really throws down for brunch, starring Rockstar Crawfish Pie with two sheared eggs and sides to make you smile. Sunday brunch also features French Toast with warm maple syrup and fresh berries, among other delicious dishes.
And, of course, the staple Sunday Brunch Bloody to lighten any load you’re still carrying from the week to wash it all down. Sundays at Stinky’s are always a great way to wind down.
Havana Beach Bar & Grill at the Pearl offers brunch from 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM daily. Located in the picturesque Rosemary Beach, USA Today named Havana Beach #2 in the country for best breakfast, and their pictured dish is also featured on their brunch menu: Soft Shell Crab Benedict.
Some local favorites on the brunch menu include their Momma’s Chicken and Biscuits, their Shrimp and Grits Primo and their Veggie Burger with jasmine rice, squash, portabella mushrooms and barley.
“Whether you want hamburgers in the morning or eggs in the afternoon, we have a dish for every taste at any time of day,” said Angie Phipps of Havana Beach.
Great Southern Cafe in Seaside serves up powdered Beignets, tall Mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as a sinful waffle with chopped bacon and local pecans.
Of course, Great Southern Cafe is rather famous for their Grits A Ya Ya, with blackened shrimp, applewood-smoked bacon, portobello and spinach, all across a bed of smoked gouda cheese grits. Or try the Fried Green Tomato Benedict if you’re looking for a fresh take on a classic Southern dish.
The ever-popular Red Bar certainly knows the beauty of putting two good things together, making them great.
In this case, it’s eggs and Dread Clampitt.
The Red Bar pairs music with food every Sunday morning for their Sunday Brunch, and for some, attending Red Bar’s brunch has become religious.
“Some people consider it their church,” said Red Bar’s Keagan Anderson.
With songs like Granny Brown and dishes like Eggs Benedict with Homefries, it’s no wonder this place hits a familiar note that resonates with soul. Bloody Marys and Double Mimosas add to the ambiance, making Red Bar the place to go for Sunday Brunch.
After Dread’s final set, many locals jump the street to carry on the Sunday Funday celebration a few miles to the west at Local Catch Bar & Grill where Forrest Williams Band keeps the party going. Local Catch also caters to the football crowd with plenty of televisions and special deals on their delicious chicken wings soaked in a house-made Crystal Burblanc Sauce.
“Brunch is a unique opportunity to celebrate the weekend with family and friends,” said local artist Stefan Daiberl.