Rainy Day Sunshine
On a rainy November afternoon, what’s better than a little bit of sun? We ventured to Cumberland Avenue for a late lunch at a place we’d been looking to try for months: Sunspot. We weren’t disappointed, and left a lot fuller than expected.
Big props to our server, Lila, who steered us to the sweet potato waffle fries and Brussels sprouts with Marcona almonds as side dishes. The crispy waffle fries went perfectly with a spicy honey mustard, and the Brussels sprouts had a smoky and spicy flavor. We also started with burratta on flat bread with heirloom tomatoes, mixed olives, basil, and balsamic drizzle, and we’re glad we did because Lila told us that it might be off the menu soon as they switch things up. Let’s hope that the cup of soup we got also stays on the menu for a while: pureed artichoke with hearty bacon pieces.
We probably could’ve stopped there, but we also got sandwiches: The BGLT was a cool take on a BLT with fried green tomatoes, and the Cuban 2.0 had a nice smokiness from the Benton’s ham that went well with the pulled pork, spicy mustard, cheddar, and pickles.
We left room for dessert and were happy we did: we paired the mixed berries crisp with Cheerwine ice cream. Forget vanilla - the Cheerwine ice cream was like a solid version of a Cheerwine float and cut the sweetness of the rich mixed berries crisp. We didn’t leave any behind.
So, if you’re in the area and looking for a nice place with several vegan & gluten free options to add some variety to your options, make sure to try this place out! We look forward to our next visit & trying out the outside seating as soon as the weather permits.