Evan and I braved Memphis on Christmas Eve, Eve. We made reservations for a 10 o’clock brunch at Char Restaurant. Before brunch, we went to the 8 o’clock church service at Mt. Carmel, then headed straight to Memphis. We had to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, so we decided to make a day of it.
As I have mentioned before, we like to use the Open Table app to book reservations. We decided at the last-minute to go to Memphis on Sunday, so by the time we looked for reservations, there were very few left. We had never eaten at Char and there weren’t many promising places available at such short notice this close to Christmas. After sharing our brunch plans on instagram, I ended up hearing nothing but wonderful things about the place and could not wait to try it out.
They had a great looking brunch menu which made it hard to decide on what to order. Evan ended up ordering the Southern Benedict while I ordered the Creole Sauté. The Southern Benedict included an open face homemade biscuit topped with egg, fried green tomato, and country ham drizzled with a delicious Hollandaise sauce. My dish included crawfish, lump crab, and andouille sausage over a bed of garlic cheddar grits. Our dishes were smaller than we would have liked, but they were absolutely delicious! We indulged ourselves with a couple of yummy cocktails, too! I will say that I have to agree with a friend of mine, the atmosphere is definitely lacking. Besides that, the service and food was superb!
Following brunch, we made our way out to Germantown where I picked out my own Christmas present from Evan. If you haven’t noticed, he spoils me. I haven’t had a new computer since I graduated from High School and this blog has forced me to NEED a new one:). After that, we made our way out to Collierville to pick a dirty Santa gift from Dixie Pickers. Before heading back home, we grabbed a cup of coffee from the local coffee shop on the square, Square Beans, and took advantage of some photo ops!
This sweater is so soft and warm! It’s only $19.97 and comes in 5 colors. I love it so much, I am tempted to buy it in another color!
I am looking forward to our next outing in Memphis. If you have any recommendations for our next outing or have a personal experience at Char Restaurant, please don’t hesitate to comment!