The best way to make the most out of a Sunday is to start it off with a rockin’ brunch (because let’s face it, most of us like to sleep in a little on Sundays… sorry, breakfast!). Will and I kicked off the end of the weekend last week by going to Kitchen 2404 for a Southern-style brunch (thanks for the recommendation from Jeff!).
We got there around noon and were seated on the second floor of this eclectic space.
From our table for two we could look down on the restaurant and watch “The Game,” and by that I mean Will could watch the game and I could people-watch to see what everyone was eating (eggs and coffee!).
Kitchen 2404 has a wide signature drinks menu (calling all whiskey and bourbon fans!), but for brunch it’s all about the Bloody Mary’s, mimosa’s and the Irish Hangover Cure (aka coffee with Jameson and Bailey’s). Despite all of the tempting early morning cocktails, I decided on a black iced tea.
For brunch I ordered the Eggs Chesapeake, which starts off with toasted ciabatta and is topped with lump crabcakes, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and a side of homefries. Poached eggs and hollandaise sauce require a very watchful eye in the kitchen, but they made them really well and both had a deliciously soft and creamy texture.
This huge portion cost just $12, which is a pretty great deal since restaurants typically like to play what I like to call the shellfish card; anything with shellfish typically gets another six bucks or so slapped on to the item. These crabcakes were also true to their namesake and not “breadcrumb cakes”! I would absolutely recommend this dish.
Will ordered the Summer Omelette, which included roasted leeks, caramelized onion, goat cheese and fresh thyme with a side of homefries. He also added andouille sausage to the omelette for an extra kick. Goat cheese, thyme and eggs? You can’t go wrong with that flavor combination.
We took our time eating as Jason Mraz and Sugarland played over the stereo, and really enjoyed the relaxing Sunday atmosphere. I would absolutely go back (brunch is every Saturday and Sunday from 11-4p.m.) and want to try an order of the cheese grits next time!
Check out Kitchen 2404’s website for all their awesome specials, including a daily happy hour from 5-7p.m. Where will you be having brunch this weekend?