Every weekend like clockwork, we start our days with the same question – “where should we brunch?” We live for brunch. It’s by far one of my favorite things to do in Dallas, and we always end up at some of our favorite usual spots. Recently, we caught ourselves (multiple times) wishing The Rustic would serve brunch because it would be the perfect spot – large, outdoor seating, live music and the food never disappoints.
And finally, our prayers were answered when The Rustic introduced their Jam + Toast Family-Style Brunch.
We got together with some of our other favorite local bloggers to taste the new menu from The Rustic, and two weeks later, we’re still dreaming of it.
It’s a different style of brunch, which in the sea of Dallas restaurants serving up breakfast food + booze, is a good thing. Jam + Toast is served family style for less than $20/person, and you get a taste of everything:
- Cheese and Fruit: delicious local cheeses with honeycomb, fresh fruit + breads. The goat cheese was our favorite.
- Country Baked Eggs: served frittata-style with white cheddar, chives + organic baby spinach. This was a personal favorite, and one of the lighter options – seriously delicious.
- Butchershop Skillet: local bacon + sausage
- Hot Chicken: spicy fried chicken + dill pickles. This was HOT, but so, so good. It was a table favorite.
- Baby Fried Toast: challah, soaked in vanilla custard + topped with house-made rosemary syrup. One of the sweeter options – some didn’t like the rosemary syrup, but Lexi + I really liked it. If you’re not sure about the syrup, ask for it on the side.
- Smoked Cheddar Grits: polenta cakes with roasted poblanos + cheddar, served with sausage gravy
- Baby Donuts: tiny, precious, delicious donuts that are baked and delivered daily from Glazed Donut Works in Deep Ellum. Another table favorite.
What’s brunch without booze? Nothing, and The Rustic definitely understood this when creating the menu. The drink options are plenty and unique and designed to share:
- Mariposa Mimosa: rose or prosecco, served with fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice. Also served with local marmalade and mixed berry preserves.
- House-made Bloody Mary: served with house-pickled okra, BEEF STRAWS + peppers. A table favorite. The bloody marys were so good, and the beef straws took it over the top.
- Ruby Redhound: ruby red vodka with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. A refreshing option!
- Corpus Crip Tea: sweet tea vodka, lemonade vodka, and freshly brewed sweet tea – a Southern staple.
- Rustic Screw: Deep Eddy vodka with fresh-sqeezed orange juice.
If you don’t feel like sharing your drink(s) with others, there are other options, ranging from Hog Wild – a bacon-infused bourbon drink, to the O’Rustic Coffee – a boozy french press coffee option.
And, if you’re in too much pain from the night before and alcohol isn’t your friend, the french press coffee will wake you up and get you feeling better in no time.
Overall, The Rustic nailed the whole brunch thing. It’s such a great option for large groups, with something for everyone. The live music doesn’t hurt, either.
We definitely suggest you throw The Rustic into your weekend brunch routine – you won’t be disappointed!
The Rustic graciously paid for our brunch, but all opinions are our own!