Get your black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day

Many people in the South believe that eating a bowl of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day will bring good luck in the coming year. What if you’re not a fan of cooking, though? Where can you go to get your good luck?

Trolley Stop Market has you covered. They will open at 10:30 for brunch on New Year’s Day, and they will have a dish of black-eyed peas, collard greens, ham hock, and cornbread for $7.99. It just doesn’t get much more Southern than that! They will have other New Year’s brunch specials as well, including

New Yorker Bagel with Smoked Salmon, Herb Cream Cheese, and Capers for $7.99
Hangar Steak & Eggs for $11.99
Huevos Rancheros for $7.99
Famous Jillbilly Breakfast for $7.99
Farmer’s Omelette for $8.99
Eggs Benedict for $9.99

In addition, the market is going to start opening Saturdays (beginning in the new year) at 8 AM and will serve brunch until 3 PM. Trolley Stop Market is in the 700 block of Madison and is accessible via the Madison Avenue trolley line.

If other restaurants are serving black-eyed peas on New Year’s, shoot me an email at and I’ll make an updated list.