The folks behind the Pearl District's The Parish have decided to make full use of their space by basically splitting it in half. As a result of the significant renovation, the new Palmetto Café is located next door to The Parish and serves breakfast and lunch plates, grab-and-gos, and a new evening happy hour.
Until now, The Parish has mainly been a dinner and Sunday brunch affair. With Palmetto Cafe, it plans to soon roll out a full brunch menu, including select items from The Parish's brunch menu, seven days a week. Expect the restaurant's shrimp and grits and Bloody Marys.
Manager Moses Tatman told Eater by phone that you can, at this very moment, get select breakfast and lunch items daily at Palmetto Cafe between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lunch plates include po'boys, a fried green tomato sandwich with pimento cheese and homemade slaw, and a whole bunch of salads. Current breakfast items include grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches and burritos for the folks who need some fuel before work.
Once brunch and lunch service ends, The Palmetto remains open till 10 p.m. with one long small plates happy hour. Try out the soft-boiled eggs, with candied bacon and Russian dressing; Nachitoches meat pies (Louisianan empanadas); and double pimento cheeseburgers. A trio of $6 rotating craft cocktails is on tap.
And remember, this is all in addition The Parish's French-inspired, oyster-popping menus, which can now be found next door.
Palmetto Cafe: 231 NW 11th Ave., (503) 227-2421; Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week