However, there is definitely something to be said for a good Sunday brunch to help soak up the results of Saturday night's debauchery, and Music City Tippler — which opened late this summer in the ground level of the Adelicia condo tower in Midtown — has come through big time. They've been serving brunch only for a few weeks now, but my first visit will definitely warrant a return trip.
First of all, there are cocktails involved. Particularly brilliant (or crazy) is a breakfast drink called the "Oh Cap'n! My Captain!" That's right, this is a concoction made from Cap'n Crunch-infused milk, like the best of the leftovers of the bowl. The mixologists at MCT add spiced rum ad orange juice to the sweet milk to create a cocktail that is much more delicious than it might sound. Trust me on this one. They also have several varieties of bloody marys, mules, spiked coffees and sparkling beverages to round out the menu.
On the food side of the menu are some other inventive options. Most of them are pretty heavy, so don't come looking for a light lunch. Duck and Waffles is a savory dish served with a maple chive butter, while the short rib dish I sampled was extremely rich, with a cabernet jus, skillet potatoes and a fried egg on top to ensure my cholesterol number stays above the safety line.
For a truly decadent brunch, the kitchen is cooking a whole suckling pig every Sunday that you can order as a plate of parts, from snout to tail plus cracklin's. It's not cheap at $32 per plate for the pigapalooza, but you won't leave hungry. If you feel the need to go healthier, there are salads, fruit and granola dishes available as well.
Brunch is served on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., so there's plenty of time to recover from Saturday night. Call (615) 457-3406 for reservations, or just drop in.
Music City Tippler
1922 Adelicia St.