The Grocery

He didn’t always know me so well. It was my freshman year when he asked me on a dinner date, a date to Outback Steakhouse. How do I, a fine dining seeker, olive connoisseur and gourmand respond to a question of that kind? I regretfully decline. Luckily, he got it. It is now my junior year and he now has the ability to know just what kind of place is “my type”. 

We stopped by The Grocery at 1:30pm, just in time to catch their weekend brunch. The minimalist design mocks the interior of a fancy grocery store, hence the name. Jars line counter spaces and give credence to the name. It has a masculine feel, with wood tables and visible piping.

An essential for brunch: Fresh squeezed OJ. 

The menu offers choices such as: Quail and French Toast, Shrimp and Grits, Green Eggs and Ham, to an Oyster Sandwich. We opted for Huevos en Cazuela and Cornbread French Toast. 

Huevos en Cazuela (chorizo, potatoes, two soft poached eggs, manchego, pickled green tomato salsa verde)


Cornbread French Toast (cornmeal brioche, peach and bourbon syrup, spiced pecans)

Person I would take as my date: A business client

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