FOOD FOR THOUGHT
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but brunch is by far the most popular one of the week.
There’s something about judgement-free cocktails before noon, and carb-loading on French toast or pancakes with no concern for calories that’s got us rolling out of bed a little earlier on the weekends. In honor of the only meal that we’d accept in place of two, we tracked down some of the best places to munch on brunch downtown.
Lynora’s modern twist on classic Italian dishes doesn’t just apply to its dinner menu. Heirloom tomato frittata, poached egg and ravioli combos, and Nutella-stuffed French toast are enough to drive me to my car or boost me onto my bike, pointed toward Clematis on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Bottomless bellinis, mimosas or Peronis can be added to the tab for a total of $18.
Already known for its table-side guac and man-eating margaritas, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar is quickly making a name for its brunch game. Every Saturday and Sunday, South Florida’s favorite Mexican restaurant serves up dishes like the Rancheros Divorciados with sunny-side up eggs on tostadas, Wet Burrito Con Huevos, and Rocco’s Biscuits Huevos Chorizo topped with queso dip and cotija cheese. Pair any meal with an endless bloody Mary or mimosa for $13.
Living up to the name we all love to say, Hullabaloo is causing quite a commotion over its brunch menu. The trendy gastropub serves an omelet with sausage and ricotta, breakfast calzone, zucchini pancakes and the perfect hangover cure: a brunch burger with fried egg, bacon and hollandaise sauce. Of course, bottomless bellinis and mimosas can be added for a total of $20.
And top o’ the mornin’ to ye from O’Shea’s Pub on Clematis. This little bit of the ‘land of saints and scholars’ offers traditional Irish breakfast fare every Saturday and Sunday, including the O’Shea’s Original with Irish bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato, fried eggs, baked beans, and toast. While bottomless bubbly’s and rosé are available, this is the real deal when it comes to Bloody Mary’s. You can make a meal of them, too, with toppings like chicken tenders, potato skins, a mini cheeseburger, onion rings and bacon.
Cheers, mate, to the weekend!