Grub N’ The Hub: Brunch

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Have you experienced brunch in the Burg?  If you haven’t, you and your friends (assuming you have friends) are slackin’. When it comes to a nice Sunday morning combo of breakfast and lunch, Hattiesburg has some great options.So assemble your crew and get ready for some great Grub N the Hub. Here are a couple of my favorite spots for brunch in the Burg:

Cotton Blues — 6116 US-98

Cotton Blues offers brunch on Sundays and has been a gathering place for my crewand me for quite some time. Brunch at CB’s has become really popular as they offer great entrees and complimentary bottomless mimosas (with purchase of an entrée). All of my friends have different palates, and fortunately, the menu at Cotton Blues has a lot of options. From sweet to savory, CB’s lets you decide depending on what kind of mood you are in. Maybe you want the sweet stuff like blueberry pancakes or apple pie French toast.  Or maybe you are feeling something savory like a variation of eggs benedict or grits and grillades. My usual go-to is the breakfast skillet, which boasts potato hash, peppers, onions, andouille sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and a choice of protein (I always get the blackened prime rib). It’s so good! I suggest getting there early because this place gets packed.

T-Bones Records & Café — 2101 Hardy St

T-Bones has been offering a Sunday Jazz Brunch for a good while now, and if you enjoy a live jazz performance while you get your grub on, this is the spot for you. As far as the menu goes, they usually switch up their brunch specials each week, which is nice because it allows you to try different things. Harry and the gang can get you going with variations of French toast, a baller bowl of oatmeal, or an adaptation of quiche. You never really know what you’re going to get each week. This may or may not surprise you but this place is truly one of my favorite places to get a salad in Hattiesburg. When it comes to brunch, T-Bones may not offer the hard stuff (liquor or champagne) if you’re trying to get saucy, but their coffee is definitely some of the best in the city. Zing!

Purple Parrot — 3810 Hardy St #30

Do you fancy the finer things in life and want to have an amazing brunch experience? Go big or go home, right? Purple Parrot has a brunch buffet that is boujee AF. As a person who loves food, I’m all about a buffet, and this buffet blew me away. It took me back to my days of working Sunday Brunch at a country club. We’re talking an eggs benedict station, an omelet station, a carving station, a big ole smoked salmon board, and a plethora of delicious dishes and treats. Now don’t get me wrong, this experience is not cheap (roughly $30 a head to start), but it’s worth it if you really want to go hard with your brunch squad. They also offer little add-ons like bottomless mimosas. If you’ve never experienced Purple Parrot, this is a great way to check it out. Like T-Bones, you get to experience a live musical performance by local jazz musicians. I was lucky to scope out this buffet with my posse and may have discovered the best cinnamon roll in town. No lie! Purple Parrot’s brunch hits it out of the park.

Notables:

Patio 44 – Patio 44 has a great atmosphere for brunch. The patio is a nice spot to enjoy food and fellowship.  

Waffle House – have I ever told you of my affinity for Waffle House? #allstar