I told you I’d devote another blog to Pomegranate (3321 W. Cary Street) just to focus on their brunch, so here it is!
This is a testament to using social media as an advertising tool. I woke up with no plans one Sunday, rolled over and grabbed my laptop, eventually navigated over to Facebook and the first story in my newsfeed was a glorious picture of a brunch item at Pomegranate. I later found out that it was the first day open for brunch, hence the picture and advertising. A friend happened to text me during this time and I asked him if he wanted to go to brunch, he said yes and asked where, and the rest is history. My Sunday morning was literally changed by a Facebook newsfeed post.
Anyway, we went. I was shocked at the amount of parking there is in Carytown on a Sunday morning around 11:00/11:30. The entire block of Cary outside Pomegranate had maybe one car on it. So that was nice (in fact every detail in this whole experience was actually exceedingly nice, hm). There was no one else in the building (except for staff of course), probably bc it was the first day ever being open for brunch. I got the VIP baller table in their little window room so I could watch the foot traffic in Carytown.
You best believe I ordered what I came there for: the Dixie Donut Burger. A delicious beef patty, nestled between two Dixie Donut glazed donuts, and topped with fontina cheese and bacon jam (which is somehow MORE delicious than it sounds) for $13. And it was even more glorious than I expected. The burger was cooked perfectly, the flavors complemented each other in the best way, and even though the bottom donut soaks up all the burger grease (I went mid rare so there was a lot of that) rendering it useless, I didn’t care! It just added to the experience…and reminded me of what I was putting into my body and that I should plan a gym visit for later. It comes with a side of pomme frites, but you may not need them. I was actually shocked that I was able to scarf down the 1,000 calorie contraption (or close to it) by myself, but it was Just. So. Good. Seriously, don’t make this an every Sunday ritual by any means, but you have to at least try it once or you’re doing yourself a disservice.
My friend made another excellent choice and got the Biscuits and Gravy. But this is no ordinary serving of biscuits and gravy, oh no my friend. These are housemade duck fat biscuits generously covered in a duck confit gravy for $12. I tried a little taste (since I had my feat to overcome) and instantly knew that the next time I went in, that’s what I was getting. I’d already had their biscuits at dinner and knew how tasty and moist (sorry if you hate that word!) they were, but that gravy…whew. I don’t have duck often, so I didn’t know what to expect, but the flavor was phenomenal.
Add $6 mimosas and $7 smoked tomato bloodys with bacon dust and we were all set. Anyone would be set with that! Amiright?
Please support this still newish, local restaurant. Help keep it occupying its spot in Carytown. Check out their full brunch menu here, and then go check them out on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an amazing brunch. And don’t forget their open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. for dinner (with the bar opening at 4:30 p.m.).