Barbecue and oysters; is there a better combination? Two delicious entities all on their own, but when they come together… let’s just say it’s happiness in a brunch!
Glo, from GloingThroughLife, and I have decided that we are going to make eating brunch a tour of Atlanta. Last week was The General Muir (if you have’t already read my review, check it out. It will make your mouth water!) and this Sunday was The Pig and The Pearl.
I arrived early and they weren’t open yet. Thankfully, Target is an early riser just like me, so I took a little detour. When I came back, I was still a little early, but Glo was too. We were able to catch up in the sun until the doors opened.
The atmosphere at The Pig and The Pearl is a little rustic chic; natural woods, stone toned walls and sleek industrial globe bar lighting provide this space with its dimmer, dramatic ambiance. I could definitely imagine this interior as a renovated space in a bay area somewhere. The focal ooh-and-aah feature though has to be the massive wire ceiling piece holding a ton of oyster shells. Definitely adds that touch of sea-faring essence.
The menu held a variety of brunch options from the knife and fork pork shoulder sandwich (which I have had before and LOVED) to a pastry basket or french toast. Plus four different types of oysters available by the shell. The big ticket item that had me interested though was the $15 pitcher of mimosas!
After we squared away our drink order (most important things first) we decided on our brunch. I chose a classic with a little PandP twist, Eggs Benedict with barbecue pork! NOTE: In case you didn’t know, barbecue is one of my absolute favorite foods.
And The Pig and The Pearl didn’t disappoint my barbecue expectations. The meat was tender with some spice, the eggs were cooked to perfection, the biscuits were light and the crisp arugula were the most wonderfully strange combination of brunch delight. And the grits! mmmmmm….
Glo and I received excellent service during our brunch. Our server was warm and friendly, offering suggestions and ensuring our mimosas always remained full. Cheers to catching up, sharing our goals and giggling about everything!
The oyster menu finally caught Glo; she couldn’t leave without ordering a half dozen. My favorite part was reading the descriptions, one was described as “very approachable”. They arrived, cold and ready to be devoured. I’ve never had a raw oyster before and I was too full to try this trip, but that just means we will have to come back another time.
Overall, I enjoyed our experience at The Pig and The Pearl. It was nice to have something so simple turned into something so memorable. The atmosphere, food and service make this restaurant worth coming back to. Have you eaten at The Pig and The Pearl? Tell me about your experience.
Have other Atlanta brunch hot spot suggestions? I would love to hear them! Tag me on instagram with #BBbrunch.
Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal, well next to dessert of course! And what better way to enjoy it than with a wonderful friend at a fantastic brunch local like The General Muir. Until last Sunday I had never been, but Glo from GloingThroughLife was dying to try it.
I walked into the most adorable classically chic restaurant and it was packed! That made me even more excited about Glo’s choice. This many people would only wait if the food was worth it. I couldn’t help but love the pure white tile, suspended globe lights and brilliantly large windows. Even before eating I was happy.
Then there were the tantalizingly delicious smells that seemed to come from all sides; the surrounding tables receiving their orders, the espresso bar in the middle and the deli at the front.
The menu was just the right side, full of mouth-watering selections, but not so many that you get lost while reading through. Glo and I ironically ordered the exact same thing from drinks to meal to dessert. We started with a dose of coconutty caffeine, a coconut latte. Made in a bowl sized cup and accessorized with a pretty little foam design, we couldn’t drink it all in fast enough. I can easily say this was the best latte I’ve ever had.
We then selected Avenue A, a homemade bagel topped with schmear, smoked salmon, onion, cucumber, avocado, dill and grapefruit. I almost opted for a hash, but this was the first item to jump out at me, so I chose to stick with it. And I am sure glad I did. The flavor combination was surprisingly addicting and the textures kept my mouth guessing with each chew. It was surprisingly filling too. I couldn’t finish the second half of the bagel so I picked off the best bits (avocado, salmon and grapefruit).
During our bagels Glo and I caught up about work, life and adventuring. We haven’t known each other long, but she has quickly become a favorite of mine. Spending time with her is never long enough and keep your eyes open for more coming from her soon.
Even though we were completely full, when our server offered pink n’ whites I said “yes” before I could consult with my full stomach. So she brought us two of the cutest pink and white delights! A little bit of strawberry, a little bit of lemon, a whole lot of wonderful.
Overall, The General Muir is now on my “Must Go To” list when friends or family comes to visit. The experience was a great way to begin my Sunday and I cannot wait to take Jas. Have you been to The General Muir? Hopefully it was as wonderful as mine.
Have other Atlanta brunch hot spot suggestions? I would love to hear them! Tag me on instagram with #BBbrunch. PS – This would be a great Valentine’s Day date idea.
My friend over at Dapper Pub decided to come visit for the afternoon. While we waited for Jas to get off work we brainstormed where to go to grab a bite to eat. Six Feet Under was unanimous. The name doesn’t suggest a fantastic view and delicious food, but both are incredible! 6 Feet Under is a classic seafood pub on the inside with casually dressed servers and fun decor, but when you step onto the roof top seating, everything melts away except the beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline. Every seat can see the view, but if you want a front row seat, there is bar seating along the edge. The menu wasn’t overwhelming, which I was grateful! I hate flipping through pages on pages. Their menu consists of everything from sliders to crab cakes, shrimp baskets and grits. Drinks were first on the list – hello red sangria! Jas ordered a Red Hare craft beer and E ordered a gin & tonic. The sangria was rich and flavorful and not too sweet, perfection. Jas and E were happy as clams with their choices as well.
Next appetizers. Jas and I chose gator bites while E settled on crab cakes. The gator was cooked perfectly, moist and paired with a Thia chilly sauce. YUM! E’s cakes weren’t overflowing with breading and flaked beautifully. That helped me decide on my entree.
Entrees – Jas chose a shrimp basket with onion rings, the classic choice at a fish house. E chose salmon BLT sliders with grits and I chose the crab cake sliders with zucchini fries. Everything could not have been better! I don’t think we took a breath between bites.
I would highly recommend Six Feet Under to anyone wanting to enjoy a night out in the city. We left fat and happy.