If you’re a fan of Thayer Street’s Coco Pazzo and English Cellar Alehouse, you should check out Sorbo Restaurant Group’s third and most-recent culinary opening, Succotash. I tried the new bruncheonette over Family Weekend and was pleasantly impressed. President Paxson was even noshing a few tables away from me; I unfortunately failed to see what she ordered.
The atmosphere was reminiscent of Sorbo Restaurant Group’s other joints—a mix of high tables, cozy booths, wall-sized mirrors, and friendly service. If you were sad to The Apartment—a restaurant and bar frequented by many upperclassmen last spring—close and Succotash take its place, you’ll be comforted by the old space’s preservation. Yes, you can dig in to a stack of berry pancakes with cinnamon maple syrup on the former stage or order a fresh-squeezed juice from the old bar.
The menu offers go-to brunch standards: eggs prepared in any style, steel-cut oatmeal, Belgian waffles, and assorted pastries. However, for the hardcore brunch snobs, Succotash boasts seven varieties of eggs benedict and fancier takes on standards such as banana waffles with warm chocolate sauce and French toast flambé. The restaurant carries out its dedication to “fresh and simple dishes with a Southern-style twist” in options like the “South Street,” two farm eggs, cheddar grits, grilled chicken, sausage, and cajun hollandaise and in the “Country Stand,” two farm eggs, cheddar grits, ham steak, buttermilk biscuits and gravy.
The smoothie menu is additionally enticing. Creative blends include the “Green Machine” (spinach, banana, mango, orange, coconut) and “Little Richard” (banana, peanut butter, almond milk, coconut, mocha and coffee). Succotash also serves Southern-style entrees after 3 p.m. like fried chicken and waffles, BBQ braised short ribs, and wild Virginia catfish.
If nothing else, Succotash’s daily specials are reason to venture down the Hill. On Wednesdays you can enjoy three courses and a cocktail at Succotash’s Trivia Night (if you’re legal, that is) for $25. For a better deal, Thursdays are $10 Burger, Fries, and Pint Night. Additionally, on weekends, you can build your own Bloody Mary or Mimosa for $6 or $7, which is pretty cool for all you aspiring mixologists. Their nightly special, entitled “Appy Hour,” also offers great deals on drinks, appetizers, and even desserts.
Definitely give Succotash a taste if your looking to deviate from some of the standard College-Hill-area brunch establishments.