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Illegal Food's Brunch Debuts This Weekend

How many ingredients can fit into one Bloody Mary? Find out at Illegal Food.

Illegal Food.
Illegal Food.
Matthew Wong/Eater Atlanta

Virginia-Highland's Illegal Food, the former Joystick Gamebar pop-up that offers one of Atlanta's favorite burgers, is adding Sunday brunch to its repertoire. The new service begins this weekend and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chef and co-owner Steven Lingenfelter, whose daily specials compliment Illegal Food's regular list of burgers and jazzed-up fries, has put his cheffy touch on the brunch menu. The ODB, a breakfast beef burger with cheese, house-cured bacon, two eggs, and maple mayonnaise, will anchor the menu, and cocktails include a Bloody Mary, made with more than 30 ingredients, and the Caucasian, a play on the White Russian with housemade Kahlua. A few more of the planned menu items:

  • Kentucky Hot Brown
    maple and sage-brined, pecan-smoked Maple Leaf Farms turkey breast; sauce Mornay; house-cured bacon; tomato jam; H&F pullman toast
  • Patty Melt
    Two thin Brasstown Beef patties, caramelized onions, American cheese, special sauce, H&F toast
  • Sunday Breakfast
    Two eggs, Logan Turnpike Mill grits, house-cured bacon or sausage, home fries, H&F toast
  • Quail & Waffles
    Buttermilk-pecan waffle, fried local quail, black pepper-maple-bourbon sorghum, housemade hot sauce
  • French Toast
    Thick-sliced H&F brioche; Grand Marnier and Saigon cinnamon-battered, smoked peach and strawberry compote; half-sweet Chantilly cream; organic maple syrup or sauce Anglaise
  • Sausage Biscuits & Gravy
    Housemade breakfast sausage, buttermilk biscuits, smoked black pepper gravy, two eggs
  • Fruit Bowl
    Organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, and Melons; Atlanta Dairies Greek yogurt; oat and local honey crumble; edible flowers

Illegal Food opened in the former Bar Meatball space in February. In addition to Sunday brunch, dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Illegal Food

1044 Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 254-2141