The Hungry Wanderers

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High Cotton for Brunch

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on October 6, 2009

While I enjoyed our meals during our first two days in Charleston, I was most excited for the reservations I made for my birthday on Sunday! Per a recommendation from our friend Diana, we booked reservations for brunch at High Cotton.

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Unsure of the dress code, we erred on the side of caution.  The Husband wore a collared shirt with nice shorts (it is the end of summer in the south) and I went with a summery skirt and nice top.  We fit in nicely for our demographic!

The dining room was exactly what I imagined: classy and southern with ceiling fans included!

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Being my birthday and brunch, I was certainly going to have an “eye opener.”

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I originally planned on the generic mimosa but decided on the Island Martini as soon as I saw it: Stoni Vanila, house infused pineapple vodka, and orange juice.  Yum!  The Husband decided to try The Charleston Cocktail:  Local Firefly Sweet Tea vodka, Madeira, lemonade, iced tea, and mint infused syrup.  The right drink for the atmosphere 🙂

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When I checked out the menu prior to making reservations, I knew exactly what I would have: Crab Cakes Benedict.  A slight twist on eggs benedict, this dish was with crab cakes instead of ham and fried green tomatoes instead of english muffins.  With a side of cheese grits, this dish was amazing! A great start to the day 🙂

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The Husband ordered the French Toast and bacon.  Simple and good.

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I also ordered a side of fresh fruit…

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Overall, brunch was wonderful.  The food and drink were enjoyable, the service was good, and the atmosphere was enjoyable.  If we get a chance, I’d love to try High Cotton again for lunch or dinner!

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2 Responses to “High Cotton for Brunch”

  1. Haleigh said

    Oh, yum! What a fantastic start to your birthday 🙂 I am a sweet over savory girl so the french toast looks delicious!!

  2. Diana said

    Yay! So glad you liked High Cotton! (They also have one in Greenville, SC if you’re ever in that area)

    The crab cakes look amazing! I’ve had the French toast and know that one is good…lol

    🙂 Diana

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