1397 Highland Avenue between Lanier Place NE and University Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
The brunch was already off to a promising start even before we were seated, as the chef/owner himself, Ron Eyester, seated myself and Dave. I just found that supercool. He was wearing chef attire (white top, navy pinstripe pants) and I would have just thought he was a kitchen worker, but I noticed there was a framed photo of him on the wall by the entry, and then later Dave asked the hostess, and she confirmed what we already suspected.
Rosebud is a hopping spot for brunch, but we arrived pretty late, so there wasn’t a wait. Dave and I elected to sit outside even though this may not have been the wisest decision since we both ended up with mild sunburns. Rosebud, maybe get some umbrellas? Skin problems aside, the brunch went well overall. Our waitress was a nice gal with a pleasant attitude. There were all sorts of tasty-sounding options, and I was tempted by the Benedicts, but in the end, I opted for something a little different, the Smoked Springer Mountain Chicken Succotash ($13). The description reeled me in: gigante beans, house ham, roasted mushrooms, celery, grain mustard hollandaise, and a poached egg. So kind of like an eggs Benedict, but not?
I’m slightly ashamed that I do not know what a succotash is despite having heard the name before (thanks, Looney Tunes). Wikipedia tells me that it’s basically a shelled bean and corn dish. Okay, so there you go. I seriously loved it at first bite. Anything with Hollandaise has my vote. The chicken may have been the weak point as it was a pinch dry, but everything else rocked so hard that it really didn’t matter. Gigante beans are fun to look at and eat since they’re so large. Dave’s stuffed pancake was also warmly received by him.
It might have helped to have a few slices of toast or something, but that’s okay. Rosebud, you are on point, and I look forward to coming back again soon!