Brunch at Polite Society- St. Louis

Saturday morning we woke up and did a brief tour around downtown St. Louis; hitting up the Gateway Arch and joining in the Woman March across Market Street.  It was absolutely wonderful seeing so many men, women and children out for the walk supporting each other.  Then we hopped in a cab to the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood for brunch at Polite Society.  

Polite Society just opened this past Spring in a beautiful space boasting hardwood floors and exposed brick walls that gave off a comfy, homey vibe.  The brunch menu leans heavy towards Southern food with dishes like Biscuits & Gravy, Confit Chicken Wings and Osso Buco Hash piled high with two poached eggs, pork and potatoes in a decadent demi-wine glace.  

There's also a few options for those not so meat inclined like thick stack of Pancakes drizzled with blueberries, Egg White Omelettes with mushrooms and even an Impossible Patty Melt made with completely plant based Impossible burger meat, roasted onions and Emmentler Cheese.

Both if you must only choose one dish at Polite Society then it must be their incredible Cheddar Cheese Grits.  

Growing up my family would take annual trips to Nashville Tennessee where I would gorge myself on rich, creamy bowls of grits every breakfast.  It's been years since I had anything to compare, in fact I almost started to believe I grew out of the grit obsession until this bowl arrived.  Thick and creamy, free of sticky lumps with a deep rich cheddar cheese flavor that lingered long after each bite.  These were so good I even continued to eat them after they had grow cold, which is almost blasphemous.  

We continued this incredible day with two more stops at Side Project Brewing and Side Project Cellar for some more ridiculously delicious beers before hopping on the plane home that evening. Twenty Four in St. Louis were twenty four well spent. 

Polite Society
1923 Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104