Brunch is a beloved weekend outing for Atlantans – as a food blogger, people are constantly asking me about my favorite brunch spots around town.

While there are plenty of ATL restaurants serving up delicious brunches, I love seeing interesting twists to make brunch a unique Sunday experience. Whether you’re in from out-of-town, or a local looking to impress your foodie friends, Smoke Ring’s Bluegrass Brunch fits the bill!

Smoke Ring brings a fun spin to our favorite meal with their monthly Bluegrass Brunch – on the first Sunday of each month, you’ll find BBQ-inspired brunch favorites paired with a live bluegrass band!

Brunch service starts at 11:30 for Bluegrass Brunch, with booze (12:30) and tunes kicking in at 1 pm. Featured drink specials include bottomless mimosas and 1/2 priced wine – if you get a chance to meet Chef Jordan, try asking him for his secret off-the-menu Bubba’s Brunch Punch (champagne & orange soda!)

Below are some of my favorites from my Bluegrass Brunch experience. Pro tip – whatever you do, you must order the breakfast burrito. It’s massive, filled to the brim with scrambled eggs & pulled pork and smothered in queso – I had an extremely hard time not eating this one in just a few bites.


bluegrass brunch deviled eggs

Deviled eggs with bacon marmalade + fried green tomatoes with goat cheese & chow-chow


bluegrass brunch hash and waffles

Chicken & waffles + breakfast brisket hash


bluegrass brunch burrito

The amazing breakfast burrito!


bluegrass brunch breakfast burrito open

The breakfast burrito in all its glory


bluegrass brunch benedict

Another one of my favorites – the Smoke Ring benedict with pulled pork


Want to check out Smoke Ring’s Bluegrass Brunch for yourself? The next brunch is coming up in on the first Sunday in May (the 7th) – make your reservations here!

Just can’t wait to try out Smoke Ring? They have some other great events coming up, like their beer pairing dinner with Scofflaw Brewing on Tuesday, April 25th. Learn more about the dinner and Smoke Ring’s weekly specials here.


Thanks to Chef Jordan and Claire of 101 Concepts for hosting me for Bluegrass Brunch!