Sunday Brunching: Highland Kitchen

Brunch with live bluegrass music? Yes, please.

I’m so glad to have discovered Highland Kitchen‘s brunch. The live music is a plus, but the food is just as good as the atmosphere. We’ve been a few times and have really enjoyed everything we’ve tried. Their southern inspired menu has a mix of breakfast and lunch items, as well as a nice list of brunch cocktails.

Matt and I both went with a standard Bloody Mary last Sunday. The pepper and horseradish really woke me up!

It’s worth noting that the wait for a table can be a little steep – they told us 45 minutes to an hour. While we were waiting, we were lucky enough to snag some bar seats.

While we usually order different things every time we go, we always get an order of Beignets. They’re always delivered freshly fried, and a little dusting of powdered sugar provides the right amount of sweetness. But consider yourself warned: they taste so light and airy that you can easily devour the whole plate.

Matt ordered the Buttermilk Pancakes with Fresh Berries and Bourbon Maple Syrup. I kind of love the fact that they didn’t do anything too fancy with their pancakes, and instead made really well executed traditional ones. They were crisp around the edges and fluffy on the inside. And they were serious about the bourbon maple syrup – it was bourbony.

I don’t know how this was my first time trying their Shrimp and Grits. The dish started with a layer of buttery, coarse grits. Then they were topped with collard greens (that really had a nice acidity going on), mushrooms, big pieces of thick cut, smoky bacon, and scallions. The shrimp may have been a little overcooked, but i was honestly too focused on the rest to really care that much. They were no Hungry Mother shrimp and grits – and what is? – but it’s a must-order if you come to Highland Kitchen.

I’d really like to come back for dinner sometime. I noticed they have Buffalo Fried Brussels Sprouts on their menu, which pretty much sounds like the best.thing.ever.

Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
Highland Kitchen on Urbanspoon

See my favorite dishes at this restaurant on Tasted Menu

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