Mudtown Eat & Drink in Cahaba Heights is again doing a New Year's Day brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The menu will again feature the giant Grilled Ham Steak with cornbread, black-eyed peas and turnip greens for good luck. "In fact everyone who comes to our New Years Day Brunch will be served black-eyed peas and turnip greens, because who couldn't use a little extra good luck this year?" says owner Dave Horn.
Horn says he has lived in the South nearly his entire life, but only recently learned the significance of eating black-eyed peas and greens for good luck, a tradition which is over 100 years old. "Apparently the peas represent coins, and the greens, represent paper money, as people hoped to earn more money in the coming year than in the one just past," he says.
There will also be a Conecuh country omelette, featuring the delicious sausage from Evergreen, Alabama. (We had some Conecuh last night, with some beans and rice, and my 6-year-old gives it "100 thumbs up." It takes longer to cook than your usual smoked sausage, but boy is it worth it, with its smoky, slightly spicy flavor and crispy natural casings.)
For more information, call 967-3300.