One Eared Stag


Robert Phalen’s outré brunch menu beckons jaded palates—no surprise it’s a regular haunt for restaurant pros and food writers. Start the day gently with thick Greek-style yogurt scattered with fruit and nuts, or go the full Phalen with a stack of sourdough waffles glossed with duck liver butter and topped with seared duck liver and sorghum. Yes, you can find a few brunch warhorses like biscuits with sausage gravy or scrambled eggs (dotted with smoked trout roe, though) hidden among hardcore starters like pig head rillettes. The food stirs up most of the commotion; the unassuming three-room space on a serene stretch of Inman Park is an ideal place to chill out.

ORDER THIS: The truly adventurous should share the $22 Chef’s Breakfast, an ever-changing sampler of four dishes (recently it included chicken and waffles, a fish special, biscuits, and scrambled eggs) served on a silver platter with a Schlitz beer.

1029 Edgewood Avenue, 404-525-4479, one­