CHARLOTTE – Ruby Sunshine is coming to South End.
The all-day breakfast restaurant will offer Big Easy twists on Southern brunch classics, including benedicts, pancakes and French Toast, as well as cocktails like the Brandy Milk Punch, Morning Margarita, Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
The restaurant, which will be the first Ruby Sunshine location to open in North Carolina, is the latest concept from Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, the collective behind New Orleans-based Ruby Slipper Café.
“We’re looking forward to introducing the Charlotte community to Ruby Sunshine and the New Orleans flair that our restaurants are famous for,” owner Jennifer Weishaupt said. “Charlotte is known for its thriving and eclectic culinary scene, and we could not be more excited to be a part of it.”
Located at 332 W. Bland St., the 5,000-square-foot restaurant will feature original 1920s architectural details, such as exposed brick and timber beams. The restaurant will be able to accommodate 187 guests with indoor and outdoor seating.
Founded in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt revitalized a blighted corner store into a cozy restaurant 11 years ago, with the hope that it would help draw people back to the community.
On the web: www.rubysunshine.com