Gotta get this in before tomorrow — Southpaw BBQ is now open at 11 AM on Sunday only. Last weekend, I was headed down to Schmidt’s for a belated birthday brunch (pickled herring is like cake and ice cream to me) when I noticed that Southpaw was actually OPEN! “RIBS?” I thought, “Ribs for brunch? I’ll take that!” Well, the Sunday brunch menu does not include ribs, but it does include 2 eggs with hash and brisket (coulda used more potatoes, but smokey and delicious) and french toast for the wife (nice, now that Sycamore has stopped offering it). Also available: the house Bloody Mary, which is just right; spicy, but not TOO spicy (unlike the drink offered at Luna Park, which burned my mouth so badly that I couldn’t taste the rest of the meal) (never went back). Our waitress was kind enough to treat me to a sample of their green Bloody Mary, but it was too sweet and melon-y for my taste buds.
So, to wrap up, if you want a happy special occasion or hot date Sunday brunch, this is a wonderful place to have it. Fair warning, mixed drinks are $9, and dishes a little more. I haven’t tried the shots or beers, yet.