One of the many great things about moving to OKC is a new set of nearby cities to explore. When living in DC we loved having the ability to take quick trips to NYC, Baltimore, Charlottesville, the St. Michael’s, MD on the Eastern Shore and more. Since settling, in we’ve been eager to take trips to new drivable destinations like Dallas. Dallas is only about a 3 hour drive from OKC. Plus Kacy’s good friend Victoria lives there, making it a perfect quick getaway. We drove in on Saturday and had a great time catching up with our friends and eating an amazing home-cooked dinner. The next morning we ventured out for brunch and decided to check out Ross & Hall Kitchen and Beer Garden in downtown.
The restaurant has a modern and welcoming feel to it when you walk in. The beer garden outside fun and spacious for warm days. The brunch menu was filled with delicious-sounding items for us to choose from.
Victoria ordered Italian Egg White Frittata with arugula, basil, tomato, mushroom, goat cheese and veggie sausage topped with balsamic reduction. This dish was light and healthy but still had a lot of flavor. The veggie sausage added a nice savory touch.
Kacy ordered the Ross & Hall Benedict which had two poached eggs atop sausage patties (she opted for the veggie version) and grit cakes alongside a purple potato bacon hash and asparagus. The benedict was topped with a hollandaise sauce that was creamy and had hints of lemon in it. The grit cakes made for the perfect benedict component as they soaked up the yolk and hollandaise flavor. She also loved the veggie patties as they packed as much flavor as regular sausage.
Personally, I couldn’t resist the Brisket Brunchiladas. The dish boasted two enchiladas topped with salsa roja, sunny side up egg, potatoes, pico de gallo and avocado. The real star of the plate was the cheesy bacon potato hash which was covered in a delicious queso. The pico and avocado added a nice touch to freshen up the hearty dish. I loved the dish and left no bite behind.
Victoria’s husband Jarett opted for the sweet route and had the Blackberry and Bourbon Crepes. The crepes came with mascarpone cheese, lightly flambéed bananas, bourbon syrup and bacon. The dish was sweet and satisfying and the crepes delicate and fluffy.
Everyone enjoyed the meal and it was nice finishing touch to our first of hopefully many short trips out to Dallas. I know I would definitely be interested in coming back to Ross & Hall to check out the beer garden and the build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar.