This past weekend I had my bachelorette party in San Diego. Drinks were consumed, shenanigans ensued, and by Sunday morning there was nothing I was looking forward to more than a delicious brunch at Searsucker in the Gaslamp district.
Searsucker is Top Chef Season 3 finalist Brian Malarkey’s restaurant and focuses on New American Classic dishes with a twist. When I first had a look at the whimsical brunch menu, I knew I needed to eat there. I emailed my Maid of Honor and asked her to make a reservation and before I knew it we were set for brunch at Searsucker.
Since I didn’t bring my Canon Rebel to my bachelorette festivities, all of my brunch photos were taken with my point and shoot camera and don’t really do the food justice. Just trust me when I say it was delicious and I can’t wait to return to Searsucker again soon!
I’m also very fortunate to have friends that love food as much as I do and who were game for trying a lot of different things off the menu. The minute we all saw One Foot in the Grave on the menu we knew we had to order it.
One Foot in the Grave is a fried potato dish topped with sour cream, bacon, cheese, and crispy onions. Of course with a name like that I was expecting this dish to be incredibly over the top. While it was on the decadent side, I found the dish to be quite flavorful and not overly greasy.
We also ordered one of the homemade sticky buns to share among the group.
For my main brunch entrée I went with the Boring, which is just scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast.
The name might be boring but this dish was delicious. I was craving bacon in a bad way so this definitely hit the spot. Sometimes there’s nothing better for breakfast than some good ol’ fashioned bacon and eggs.
A couple of the girls got the Sunday Bloody Sunday which was poached eggs with bacon and grits.
My maid of honor got the McPuffin (sans sausage) which I had to steal a bite of.
The McPuffin biscuit was super light and flaky and I loved the melted cheese and fried egg underneath. I am most definitely a carnivore so I would’ve ordered it with meat, but this is a great meatless dish if you are vegetarian.
Another friend ordered the Green Eggs and Ham that came with pork belly and brioche.
At the end of brunch our sweet waitress brought out a lemon tart as a congratulations for my upcoming wedding. Well played, Searsucker!
I’m already planning my next brunch at Searsucker (and lunch and dinner). Now if only I can convince them to open an outpost in Orange County next!
What’s your favorite brunch food? Sweet or savory?