The Urban Oasis is not usually a Shrimp and Grits and Biscuits kind of place. Often our guests want to conserve their calories for all of the fine Inman Park dining later in the day. During the weekdays, there is always a pot full of strong coffee ready by 6:30 AM and we lay out a help- yourself continental breakfast with juice, hard boiled eggs, granola, Greek yogurt, fruit, breads and jam. Sometimes, I make green drinks with kale, lemon, cucumber and green apple. Yum.
But sometimes on the weekends, we roll out the works and cook a big breakfast spread. The weekend of Inman Park Festival was just such a time. On Saturday everyone wanted to eat light and get out to walk around the art booths and go hear music. But Sunday morning we were bushed and it was raining cats and dogs so we all stayed in and had a party. My daughter Amanda was visiting from Orlando. Friends Mary Ellen and Woody Garcia were down from the Asheville Area. My sister Linda and her daughter Sarah came over to hang out and Joe Stewardson brought the heritage bacon. We also had Connie Hanscom from Australia staying with us for a couple of weeks to visit her daughter who lives in the neighborhood.