So the folks at The Rustic invited me and a few choice Dallas food bloggers and Instagrammers to taste out their new family-style brunch this past weekend, and as brunch is my absolute favorite meal (I’d even go so far as to say “Brunch is my jam,”) I was more than happy to attend.

They call it the Jam and Toast Brunch, accompanied by the adorable hashtag #brunchismyjam, and it involves live music, boozy drinks by the glass or pitcher (available a la carte from $8.95-$20) and a family-style meal for $16.95. This means you don’t have to choose what to order, you guys. Better still, for my family and friends, this means they don’t have to be bossed around by me as to what to order because I want to eat my food and try yours as well.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Avocado Toasts at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Avocado Toasts at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Hot fried chicken and pickles at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Hot fried chicken and pickles at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Custom mini doughnuts made by Glazed Doughnut Works especially for the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Custom mini doughnuts made by Glazed Doughnut Works especially for the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Cheese plate at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Cheese plate at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
#brunchismyjam Brunch at The Rustic in Dallas, TX (photo by foodbitch)
#brunchismyjam (photobyfoodbitch)
Mini challah French toast at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Mini challah French toast at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Smoked cheddar grits at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Smoked cheddar grits at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Country baked eggs at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Country baked eggs at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Boozy drinks and coffee at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Boozy drinks at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic
Boozy drinks at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic (photo by foodbitch)
Boozy drinks at the Jam and Toast brunch at The Rustic

Real talk: this was a VERY solid brunch situation. Great pricing at $16.95 for the gamut, and 4 boozy drinks for $20 isn’t bad either. Everything we tried was pretty great. Favorites included the hot fried chicken (not for the spice-averse), mini doughnuts, cheese plate and avocado toasts. Bonus points for legit French press coffee and bloody marys served with beef sticks made into straws.

I will be back with (non-media) friends to test this brunch out for real, service and food-wise, so stay tuned to Instagram for my report. I’m thinking it’ll be pretty close, maybe not quite on par, but I suspect some things will improve, like perhaps they’ll turn down the heat on the grits, which was far too spicy for the average palate on this visit.

In conclusion, if you’ve ever been jealous of us food bloggers who go to media lunches, brunches and dinners and eat all of the things, hit The Rustic for their Jam and Toast brunch. Then you, too, can eat all of the things. Slip on a tee shirt with more jewelry than is necessary, take a few selfies, and BAM, you’re such a blogger. You’re welcome.

 

The Rustic  |  3650 Howell Street  |  therustic.com

 
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Transparency note: This #VIPeek media brunch was comped by The Rustic. (Approx. value: brunch + coffee + shared booze + tax + tip = $35)

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