Day 18

This day was supposed to be reserved for an evening-time Christmas party, but it was cold and rainy, so we opted for brunch after church and decided to have another cozy evening at home instead. Our brunch place of choice was Illegal Food.

I had been wanting to try their food since their days holding down the kitchen at Joystick of Edgewood. When I finally got a chance to check it out, Illegal Food had already ended their residency, and a hot dog vendor took their place. (no thanks)

So I found their listing on Yelp, bookmarked it, and made a mental note. This would probably be the last brunch of the year, so I was determined to squeeze it in. 

The order: One Chicken and Waffle sandwich, complete with bacon and a fried egg (cheese is optional. I decided to skip it); and one Sausage Gravy and Biscuits with a side of Cheese Eggs. This brunch couldn't get any more southern if it tried...

The verdict:
Food - 4 stars. It was good, and I'd visit again, but I wouldn't trek to VA Highlands for it.
Service - 4 stars. Not outstanding, but not bad.
The atmosphere - 3 stars. I took pictures, but honestly, they weren't worth posting. The restaurant is an old, repurposed house. It's got charm, but it may have been better suited as a boutique or spa, not as a restaurant.

All in all, I'd give the place 3 and a half stars and certainly recommend it if anyone was looking for brunch options in the area.