Southerleigh BrunchWaffles, French toast and donuts make up a majority of most brunch menus, however, Southerleigh located at Pearl has a menu that takes after the sea. First up on the menu, fresh oysters and shrimp on an ice covered tray with all the fixings!

Southerleigh BrunchI love seafood. Hand me a raw oyster, intense sushi roll or shrimp cocktail and I shall be content for many moons. Jacqueline and I dined at Southerleigh for a media brunch and we walked into the gorgeous restaurant which connects directly with Hotel Emma without having any idea what would be on the menu. Media brunches are always a great time. If you put twenty or so food and photography lovers in one room, it’s bound to be filled with laughter, restaurant suggestions, and tons of flash photography. Really – it’s the norm to take ten minutes to dig into a family style dish! The oysters and shrimp were my favorite course, but these stuffed crabs made a close second.

Southerleigh BrunchBefore we continue with brunch dishes, let’s take a moment to talk about the perfectly concocted cocktails! Southerleigh’s mixologists spent all morning creating fantastic drinks for the brunch crowd. The pink mimosa with rosé and a hint of spice was a crowd favorite.

Southerleigh BrunchSoutherleigh BrunchNext up, Southerleigh’s homemade biscuits and gravy topped with hash browns and oven roasted ham. Ah, this dish was moist, warm, comforting, everything you could ever want on a Sunday morning. I can’t imagine eating the entire plate of biscuits because just half of one was enough.

Southerleigh BrunchAfter the seafood, biscuit and meat, the meal ended with a sweet chocolate almond bundt with Texas grapefruit (pictured above) and vanilla bean sour milk beignets. If you’re craving something sweet, order these two dishes with a cup of coffee and you’ll be good to go!

Southerleigh BrunchSoutherleigh serves brunch on Saturday and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to to midnight and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.