New Orleans-inspired brunch spot Ruby Sunshine coming to Homewood

Behold, the Croque Madame, complete with Mornay sauce & a fried egg ON TOP of the sandwich. Genius. Photo via Ruby Sunshine’s Facebook

Birmingham is set to add another brunch spot its impressive food résumé soon. Ruby Sunshine will open later this year in the former Bartaco location in Homewood.

Erich and Jennifer Weishaupt opened the first Ruby Slippers Café in News Orleans over ten years ago. in a post-Hurricane Katrina environment. an effort to bring locals and visitors alike back to the neighborhood.

This restaurant concept now boasts 11 locations in New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf coast. The co-owning couple created Ruby Sunshine to expand their restaurant concept to other parts of the country. Other Ruby Sunshine locations include Knoxville and Franklin, Tennessee.

Erich claims Alabama as his home state, so opening one of the inaugural Ruby Sunshines here was an obvious choice. “Homewood is a warm and welcoming neighborhood that really captures that sense of New Orleans hospitality that Ruby Sunshine is all about,” Weishaupt said.

Mexican Margarita-the breakfast of champions. Photo via Ruby Sunshine’s Facebook

The menu, which is essentially the same as their Ruby Slippers Café locations, features New Orleans-inspired breakfast staples and classic brunch cocktails with a twist. Tasty menu items include several variations of the classic Eggs Benedict, Catfish and Grits and Bananas Fosters Pain Perdu. Boozy brunch drinks include the Irish Cream Coffee, the Ruby Slipper and the Mexican Margarita.

Hot Smoked Salmon Benedict is reminiscent of a Lox bagel in Eggs Benedict form. These chefs are innovative, y’all. Photo via Ruby Sunshine Facebook

Ruby Sunshine hours of operation are 7:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday, and 7:00am-3:00pm Saturday-Sunday. Its address will be 1017 Oxmoor Road in the Edgewood neighborhood and will seat about 100 inside and 60 on their spacious patio.

Birmingham’s brunch scene continues to grow! Will you visit this iconic New Orleans-inspired restaurant?

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