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New Orleans brunch spot to open second Charleston-area location

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New Orleans-based brunch chain Ruby Sunshine is set to open its second Charleston-area location. (Photo/Noah Fecks)

All-day brunch restaurant Ruby Sunshine is opening its second Charleston location on Nov. 18, on Savannah Highway in West Ashley’s Avondale neighborhood.

Based in New Orleans, Ruby Sunshine offers playful twists on Southern brunch staples along with eye-opening cocktails, a news release stated. Ruby Sunshine is the concept from Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, the collective behind New Orleans-based eatery Ruby Slipper Café.

“After opening our East Bay restaurant and receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the Charleston community, we are thrilled to bring brunch to another location in the Lowcountry,” Peter Gaudreau, CEO of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, said in the release. “Through playful artwork, friendly staff and delicious dishes, Ruby Sunshine Avondale invokes the quintessential southern hospitality that our guests have come to love.”

Ruby Sunshine's other Charleston locatoin is at 117 E. Bay St.

The West Ashley restaurant, which has room for over 200 people, will feature wall-to-wall murals depicting syrup drips, hand-painted by Ruby Sunshine Krewe member Buurbon Mitchell, and framed pop-art brunch photography by Noah Fecks giving the 3,428-square-foot space a vibrant atmosphere, the release stated.

The menu echoes the original Ruby Slipper Café’s, featuring dishes like The Trifecta, featuring Ruby Sunshine’s three most famous benedicts: Eggs Cochon, Chicken St. Charles and Bayou Shrimp, the release stated. Popular appetizers include pig-candy bacon bites and French toast bites. The restaurant will also offer creative cocktails, seasonal mocktails, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes, and a wide variety of pancakes, sandwiches, salads and sides.

Ruby Sunshine Avondale is located at 835 Savannah Hwy. Suite A and open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group was founded in New Orleans in 2008 and has grown to operate two brands with over 20 restaurants in six states.

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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