The first Ruby Sunshine location to open Dec. 8 | Provided

Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, a New Orleans-based hospitality group, is bringing Charleston a taste of New Orleans-style brunch with Ruby Sunshine. Twice.

Starting Dec. 8 at 171 East Bay St., in the former Blossom space, the first of two Ruby Sunshine locations will open its doors for all-day brunch.

“As one of the most respected culinary communities in the Southeast, it’s been a longtime dream of ours to bring Ruby Sunshine to Charleston and weave our unique New Orleans flair into the fabric of this historic city,” said Peter Gaudreau, CEO of the restaurant group, in a press release.

“We can’t wait to open our doors in December and are especially excited to partner with other Charleston businesses and organizations both with this downtown location, and in the future as we expand our footprint in 2022.”

The second location is planned to open in Avondale next year in the new Victory building — in the former thrift store.

Both Ruby Sunshine locations will offer all-day brunch, as well as cocktails seven days a week. The menu will be reminiscent of its sister restaurant Ruby Slipper Cafe, featuring New Orleans-inspired takes on Southern staples like barbecue shrimp and grits, eggs cochon benedict and bananas foster pain perdu. Cocktails like their brandy milk punch, morning margarita, bacon bloody mary and of course, mimosas will be available all day to wash down the brunch favorites.

“Ruby Sunshine incorporates fresh and local ingredients in its seasonally inspired menu whenever possible and looks forward to partnering with local farmers and purveyors in South Carolina for its Charleston location,” the release said.

With its opening downtown, Ruby Sunshine will kick off a month-long campaign and give back to the community, partnering with Lowcountry Food Bank.

From 5-7 p.m., live music, a selfie station, door prizes and a chance to win brunch for a year will be part of the opening and fundraising celebration. Until the end of the year, $1 for every hot honey ham and eggs benedict sold will go directly to Lowcountry Food Bank.

For more information and to get a peek at the new restaurant’s menu, head to