Winter Restaurant Week is officially over, but I have one last meal to write up. Being a blogger for these events has been a really fun experience. I’ve gotten the chance to connect (or reconnect) with dear friends over delicious meals and eat new meals at fancy joints and old favorites. With all that done, I’m also excited to go overboard on fruits and veggies for the next week or so. As y’all know, I’m all about some rich food, but I need to bring a bit more balance back into my life.
But my last meal before reestablishing healthy eating patterns was a great one to end on: brunch at Rowe’s Service Station. When Haley and I got there, it was just about full, but we were able to quickly snag a table. In the interest of sampling as many of the brunch menu offerings as possible, I ordered The Shop Floor, while Haley got the Eggs Concord.
They’d pretty much thrown everything including the kitchen sink onto my plate, and it looked delicious. There was a lot of food on both our plates. Luckily, it’s solid, tasty, rich Southern food — AKA the best kind. The home fries were crispy and tender, the flaky biscuits were topped with rich, chunky gravy, and the fried eggs were salty. What brought it home was the crispy-around-the-edges bacon, sausage, AND country ham: not one, but THREE breakfast meats. Seriously, who can say no to that?
With this post, I relinquish my title of Birmingham Restaurant Week blogger. With that said, I got to be part of the first annual Winter Restaurant Week, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other additions they have in mind.