This morning, you can have crispy fried chicken for breakfast with tangy braised collard greens and golden corn bread. Or you can have pulled pork, cheddar, and Carolina Gold barbecue sauce with fluffy biscuits made from White Lily flour. That's because Muscadine is now open -- and at this Southern-focused neighborhood restaurant you can have dinner for breakfast.
Laura Rhoman, an eighth-generation Mississippi native, and her wife, Libby, aren't big fans of gooey, drippy pancakes and waffles for breakfast -- even though Laura is the former executive chef at Slappycakes. They'd rather wake you up with savory bold flavors than put you in a sugar coma.
But if you insist on something traditionally breakfast-y, they've got you covered with biscuits and gravy, powdered-sugar-dusted beignets, andouille omelettes, poached eggs and soothing grits.
The 40-seat restaurant took over the former Tiga space in the tiny gourmet island that is the Prescott Village complex, also home to 1856 Bottle Shop, Extracto Coffee, Pok Pok Noi and Grain & Gristle. A pressed-tin bar and small seating area greet you up front, while the larger seating area in the back has a wall lined with a long walnut and hickory banquette and a roll-up door for when the weather warms.
In the middle of the restaurant there's a little pocket where Laura and her sous chef are busy cooking. Say hi as you walk to your table, and get ready to dig in.
Muscadine: 1465 N.E. Prescott St., Ste. F, 503-841-5576
Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.