Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Oh So Tasty: The Rustic Debuts "Jam & Toast" Brunch Service

The Rustic the recently debuted Jam & Toast Brunch served weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch is served family style and includes all of the following “Jam Out” items, priced at just $16.95 per person:

  • Cheese and Fruit – Local cheeses, honeycomb, fresh fruit and assorted breads
  • Country Baked Eggs – Sharp white cheddar, chives and organic baby spinach
  • Butchershop Skillet – Bacon and sausage from Rudolph’s Market
  • Hot Chicken – Nashville-style spicy fried chicken and dill pickles
  • Baby Fried Toast – Hand-cut challah soaked in vanilla custard and topped with house-made rosemary syrup
  • Smoked Cheddar Grits – Creamy polenta cakes with roasted poblanos and smokey cheddar on sausage gravy
  • Daily Donuts – Small-batch donuts baked fresh. 

The Rustic's Bloody Mary lets you suck this
puppy up through a sausage straw - YUM
Top off brunch with one of The Rustic’s “Let’s Toast” beverage options, including:

  • Mariposa Mimosa – Rose’ or prosecco, fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, Brazos Valley marmalade and mixed berry preserves ($9.95 carafe)
  • House-made Bloody Mary – With house-pickled okra, Texas beef straws and Peppadew peppers ($20 a pitcher)
  • Ruby Redhound – Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice ($20 a pitcher)
  • Corpus Crisp Tea – Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Deep Eddy Lemonade Vodka and freshly brewed sweet tea ($20 a pitcher)
  • Rustic Screw – Deep Eddy Vodka with fresh-squeezed orange juice ($20 a pitcher)

Coffees, fresh-squeezed juices and other non-alcoholic options are also available. Bluegrass and blues musicians will serenade brunch guests beginning at noon. “We’ve been honing our new Jam & Toast Brunch menu for months, because we wanted to create something truly different and special for our loyal guests as well as for people who haven’t tried us out yet,” said Kyle Noonan, co-founder and owner of FreeRange Concepts, which operates The Rustic and other innovative restaurant concepts. “We’re really proud of this new service and we think it has the potential to re-define brunch in Dallas.”

Serving brunch family-style is definitely different and won't be to everyone's liking. Take my husband for example, he hates to share food and wants to order what he wants, not what you tell him he's getting. Fortunately for The Rustic, picky-pants like him are in the minority and there are many more diners who are like me and will enjoy the variety of offerings they pile in front of you. I thought every dish was finger licking' delicious. The only negative thing I have to say was that I found the house-made rosemary syrup on the Baby Fried Toast strange and not to my liking. Next time I would just ask for regular syrup. I love the casual warmth of The Rustic and it's a great place to hang with family and friends and enjoy the weekend over some hearty food and stiff cocktails. I am looking forward to a return visit soon.