Get ready for New Orleans-inspired brunch in the heart of South End

Courtesy of Ruby Sunshine

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know that the food is something that must be experienced. People travel near and far just to indulge in the city’s famous cuisine, and lucky for us we’ll get a taste of it right in Charlotte.

Ruby Sunshine, inspired by owners Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt of NOLA’s Ruby Slipper, will make its way to South End at the end of the year.

“The Queen City is rich in culture with such a unique identity,” Jennifer Weishaupt told CharlotteFive. “You can feel the locals’ city pride, and it made us want to be part of the community.”

The original Ruby Slipper opened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The owners were simply trying to bring life back into the city after such a devastating loss.

After seeing how much residents and travelers enjoyed the restaurant, the couple decided to expand with new locations to meet the demand.

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Eggs Cochon

This will be the first location of its kind in North Carolina—the Ruby Sunshine brand is the latest concept from the Ruby Slipper group.

The menu is the same as the original location, which brings a New Orleans twist to popular Southern brunch staples. Indulge in dishes like BBQ Shrimp and Grits, Eggs Benedict or a Bananas Foster Pain Perdu made of French toast covered with rum-flambéed banana, raisins and butter caramel sauce.

“Our Eggs Benedict dishes are served on a freshly made buttermilk biscuit instead of an English muffin.”

The eatery will also mix up morning cocktails such as its award-winning Bacon Bloody Mary, which is made with a house-infused bacon vodka.

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Morning blood orange margarita

The atmosphere is said to bring the feeling of sitting down for a meal at a close relative’s house. You will also see traces of the signature “ruby red” woven into the decor.

The Weishaupts plan to host regular community events both at the restaurants and off-site. The New Orleans-style grand opening celebration will be something that you and your family won’t want to miss.

“We strive to become part of the fabric of the neighborhoods we serve,” Jennifer Weishaupt said.

Ruby Sunshine will be open from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is slated to open later this year or early 2020.

Ruby Sunshine

332 West Bland St.
Instagram: @rubysunshinebrunch


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