Sissy’s, well known for awesome Fried Chicken that’s so good you want to capitalize it, is now finally venturing into brunch, starting on Saturdays. They started this morning, in fact. And last week, before they did, they invited some media folk like me in to try most of the menu. I’ve got to say, it’s hard to find something you don’t like on this thing. I didn’t. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Here’s what we walked in to find, so you can imagine how excited I was to try everything. And even better news? Chef and owner Lisa Garza has finally found the chicken sausage she was looking for, so I didn’t have to give away my pork products to my tablemates. Well, bad news for them, I suppose.
Then came my favorite item on the menu, the chicken and dumplings. It was more like a soup, or maybe the filling in a chicken pot pie. No matter; it was awesome. The chicken is the same brined bird that goes into the fried chicken, and the dumplings are cornmeal and chive. Get in here and try this stuff. But you can’t have any of mine so don’t ask.
Not slowing down, next came the item we were all waiting to try: Sissy’s famous Fried Chicken and waffles. It was gone in just a few seconds.
Next appeared a benedict made with a lump crab cake, a cornbread muffin, lemony hollendaise and a poached egg. Not for the faint of heart, and not your average benedict.
Eggs Sardue came out next with some chicken sausage just for me. The delicious sausages came accompanied by creamed spinach and artichokes, a potato hash and more of that delicious hollandaise.
Okay I’ve got to stop. I’m too hungry. I’ll probably be there next Saturday.
Brunch at Sissy’s ranges in price from $12 (for biscuits and gravy) to $23 for that incredible benedict. Cocktails are $10-$14 or $40 for a carafe of mimosas made with Chandon. Brunch is Saturdays only for now, but as Chef Garza said “I’d serve brunch every day if I could!” Never stop trying, Lisa. Never give up.
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar | 2929 Henderson | sissyssouthernkitchen.com
NOTE: This media lunch was free. Just wanted to let y’all know.