Brenda's French Soul Food
Two words: crawfish beignets. We could stop there convinced you’d still check out the brunch at this Tenderloin soul food eatery, but we’ll go on. Get the beignet flight, so you can also sample the classic, chocolate, and Granny Smith apple varieties. The massive menu has more than just fried treats, though. You can chow down on Creole-style favorites like gumbo, shrimp and grits, and andouille omelettes. The brunch wait can be long, but we promise it's worth it -- especially after you try a Creole Bloody.
Most Bay Areans are familiar with Brenda’s beignets, shrimp and grits, fried catfish egg Benedicts, and other takes on French soul food that always draw crowds for weekend brunch. To recreate the tastes of Brenda’s at home, choose among various condiments, from peach cobbler jam to tomato-bacon relish to pickled watermelon. Customers can also choose frozen versions of Brenda’s dishes if ordering via Locale delivery service, including cream biscuits and chicken and andouille sausage gumbo. Want to send Brenda’s as a gift to those farther away? The Goldbelly offerings include main dishes like chicken etouffée and a 12-pack beignet sampler kit with Granny Smith apple and Ghirardelli chocolate flavors.
How to order: Walk in, order online for pick-up, or online via Locale for Bay Area delivery; Goldbelly for national shipping.
It’s pretty much accepted that Southern Thanksgiving is the best Thanksgiving, and Brenda’s is probably the closest you’re going to get to authentic Southern fare around these parts. The whole turkey dinner is sold out, but you can still get the turkey breast dinner ($165, feeds two to five people). The turkey is brined, but you’ll need to roast it at home. The dinner also comes with butter-whipped potatoes, green beans with roasted garlic butter, andouille-cornbread dressing, brown gravy, cranberry compote, and house-made jam biscuits.
How to order: Place your order on Resy for pickup on Tuesday, November 23rd, between 10 am and 6 pm.