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A Few of Our Favorite Brunch Dishes

A Few of Our Favorite Brunch Dishes

May 15, 2016

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Brunch at Tallboy Taco

Brunch: An epic weekend meal situated between breakfast and lunch at which it is totally acceptable to devour both the savory and sweet, the caffeinated and fresh squeezed, the sparkling and spicy… you get it, at brunch, anything goes. Here are some of our favorite brunch dishes, cocktails and trends you should check out next time you are brunching.

For a full list of all of our restaurants who serve weekend brunch, click here.

 

Baked egg dishes like rustic skillets, shakshouka, and more.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s Baked Eggs with charred romescu sauce and pumpkin seed pistou, served with tomato bread

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Baked Eggs at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Ema’s Lamb Ragu & Baked Eggs with harissa, tomato and house bread.

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Lamb Ragu & Eggs at Ema

Rustic breads with great butters, jams and seasonal toppings – think fancy toasts.

Summer House Santa Monica’s Avocado Toast with hass avocado, poached eggs, scallion mascarpone

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Summer House’s Signature Avocado Toast

Beatrix’s  Rainbow Toast- Floriole Sourdough bread with whipped ricotta, pineapple persimmon, blueberry blackberry, strawberry 

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Rainbow Toast at Beatrix

Chef twists on old classics like these creative benedicts.

Oyster Bah’s Fried Oyster Benedict: poached eggs, Tabasco butter

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Fried Oyster Benedict at Oyster Bah

Summer House Santa Monica’s Smoked Salmon Hashbrown Benedict with smoked salmon and poached egg over hashbrown

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Summer House’s version of benedict

Bub City’s Brisket Benedict with gravy, poached eggs, served with cheesy grits (Chicago and Rosemont location)

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Brisket Benedict at Bub City

Wildfire’s Oven-Roasted Crab Cakes Benedict with crispy lump crab cakes roasted in the wood-burning oven, served on a toasted English muffin and topped with poached eggs and a savory hollandaise sauce (Available at Lincolnshire, IL., Tysons, VA., and Eden Prairie, MN. only)

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Oven-Roasted Crab Cakes at Wildfire
 
 Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab’s Colossal Lump Crab Cake Benedict: Sourdough bread dry topped with two small crab cakes, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce (available in Washington D.C.)

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Joe’s Colossal Lump Crab Cake Benedict

Addition of luxury ingredients to brunch menus like fresh cheeses, charcuterie and more.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s  Luxury French Toast with foie gras, calvados, caramel apple 

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Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s Luxury French Toast

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab’s  Marinated Skirt Steak & Eggs with Shishito peppers, avocado and hashed brown potatoes

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Joe’s Steak & Eggs

Beyond what’s hot in brunching, we are sharing brunch items that are savory, sweet and everything in between. So here ya have it, the best of Lettuce brunch from breakfast pizzas, dessert-inspired French toasts, build-your-own bloody mary bars and much more.

The Savory.

Mon Ami Gabi’s  Poutine with bacon, jarlsberg cheese, blue cheese, crème fraîche, green peppercorn sauce, poached egg (Chicago location only)

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Poutine at Mon Ami Gabi

M Street Kitchen’s Original Egg Sandwich – choose from ham, bacon, avocado, turkey or sausage with scrambled eggs or egg whites on housemade sourdough English muffins.

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Breakfast sandwich at M Street Kitchen

Bub City’s Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich served on homemade biscuits made daily from scratch, with cheese, pickles and gravy

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Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich at Bub City

Osteria Via Stato’s House-Made Sausage and Vegetable Egg Strata with pomodoro sauce

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Osteria Via Stato’s Sausage & Vegetable Egg Strata

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s Breakfast Paella with bomba rice, Spanish sausages, scrambled egg crust (serves 2-3)

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Breakfast Paella at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Beatrix’s Cauliflower Grits & Eggs with fried egg, crispy brussels sprouts, parmesan 

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Cauliflower Grits at Beatrix

Tallboy Taco’s Nueske Bacon & Egg Taco, Steak & Egg Taco and Potato, Egg & Cheese Taco

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Breakfast Tacos at Tallboy Taco

Bub City’s Pulled Pork & Pimento Cheese Hash –add a fried egg on top (Chicago and Rosemont location)

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Pulled Pork and Pimento Cheese Hash at Bub City

Ramen-san’s Okonomiyaki; a Japanese savory “pancake” loaded with toppings in three varieties including: Berkshire ham & cheese, crispy pork belly, and smoked brisket & octopus. Want to learn more about this Japanese specialty? Read all about it. 

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Okonomiyaki at Ramen-san

These breakfast pizzas, though…

Stella Barra Pizzeria’s  A rotating selection of Breakfast Pizzas are served – Expect toppings like shaved mushrooms, smoked bacon, sunny side up eggs, caramelized onions and more

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Brunch pizza’s at Stella Barra

Osteria Via Stato’s Nueske Black-Peppered Bacon Pizza with a farm egg 

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Brunch pizza at Osteria Via Stato

Savory Meets Sweet.

Bub City’s Fried Chicken & Waffles with bacon-jalapeño honey, country gravy (Chicago and Rosemont locations)

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Fried Chicken & Waffles at Bub City

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s  Brunch Pintxos (bite-sized tapas) including waffle-battered chicken stick, potato and egg bite, deviled egg with crispy jamón serrano, vanilla yogurt with granola, short stack of pancakes, citrus french toast stick (can be ordered individually or all together)

Brunch Pintxos at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Bub City’s The King Waffle, a waffle made-to-order with bacon, banana, and peanut butter (Chicago and Rosemont locations)

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The King Waffle at Bub City

Oyster Bah’s Fried Chicken and Waffle’s with Four Lettuce Hot Sauce Syrup

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Fried Chicken & Waffles with Four Letter Hot Sauce Syrup at Oyster Bah

 

The Sweet.

Mon Ami Gabi’s Crème Brûlée French Toast with blueberries, Chantilly 

Shaw’s Crab House’s Bananas Foster French Toast -freshly made Belgian waffles with warm bananas foster sauce

 Osteria Via Stato’s Ciabatta French Toast with fresh berries and pure maple syrup

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Ciabatta French Toast at Osteria Via Stato

Hub 51’s  Lemon Skinny Pancakes with lemon butter and fresh berries

Bub City’s  Cinnamon Sticky Buns with cream cheese frosting, served in cast-iron skillet (Chicago and Rosemont location)

Ema’s Blueberry Clafoutis with almond pancake, sweetened yogurt, lemon and pistachio

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Ema’s Blueberry Clafoutis

Tallboy Taco’s Banana French Toast, candied pecans, dulce de leche and caramel whipped cream. 

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Banana French Toast at Tallboy Taco

 

The Boozy (and not so boozy).

Bloody Marys of epic proportions…

Build-your-own Bloody Mary bars are awesome. You can personalize your garnishes and even walk away with a mini grilled cheese sandwich, variety of veggies, oysters and more at these spots:

Bub City’s DIY Bloody Mary bar allows you to pick your spirit, pick your salted rim as well as other Southern-style fixin’s along with a beer chaser (Chicago and Rosemont locations)

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Bub City’s build-your-own Bloody Mary

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s Spanish-style, build-your-own Bloody Mary bar gives you the chance to select your favorite spirit and add organic tomato juice, Uncle Dougie’s Torpedo Juice, gazpacho, condiments like shrimp stuffed olives, and hot sauces

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Bloody Mary at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Stella Barra Pizzeria (Chicago, Santa Monica and North Bethesda) Grab a Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Bellini to go alongside the chef-inspired brunch buffet. 

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Bloody Mary at Stella Barra

Read more about what makes an awesome bloody mary, here.

Sparkling and refreshing libations like…

 

Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s The Eiffel Affair with fresh berries macerated in Stoli Blueberi, Crème de Cassis, Cointreau and Rose Nectar, topped off with a splash of Eiffel Tower Cremant to add to the effervescence

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab’s South Beach Peach is a blend of Valencia Orange Juice, Peach Liqueur and Michele Chiarlo Moscato d’Asti with a vanilla lavender rim  (Washington D.C. location only)

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Mon Ami Gabi brunch cocktails

Mon Ami Gabi’s DIY Sparkling Cocktails – order a bottle of sparkling brut at brunch, and mix and match your own mimosas with seasonal elixirs like elderflower & pear, spicy ginger shrub, blood orange and more. 

Zero-proof cocktails…

Summer House Santa Monica’s Zero-Proof Brunch Cocktails including Malibu cooler, pineapple paradise, watermelon smash, kale lemonade, cucumber cooler

Coffee cocktails…

Beatrix’s Nitro Brut with Grand Marnier, Simple Syrup, Nitro Cold Brew and a champagne topper

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Coffee cocktails at Beatrix

Beatrix’s Irish Coffee with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Simple Syrup, and Hot Brew Coffee topped with a dollop of vanilla bean whip and a dusting of nutmeg

Tallboy Taco’s Boozy Cafe Dominicano. Jameson, tres leches, horchata, Dark Matter Taco Blend coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and cream
Cafe del Dominicano at Tallboy Taco

Stella Barra Pizzeria’s Coffee Drank with Dark Matter cold brew, Chairman’s Reserve spiced rum, Evan Williams bourbon, cream, vanilla  (Chicago location only)

 

R.J. Grunts’ B.Y.O.C.D. – (Build Your Own Coffee Drink). You pick a liqueur, they brew some coffee. Choose from: St. Brendan’s, Licor 43, Frangelico, Jameson, Amaretto Disaronno, Sambuca and Kahluau


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