I’m calling this event the We’re All Bozos on this Bus Brunch. Tom “Nick, You’re Suck a Tool” Spicer and his FM1410 neighbors, Kristen and Mitch Kauffman of Urbano Café, have put together a rocking Sunday buffet brunch. It takes place from noon until 2PM on April 28 in Spicer’s garden, It’s BYOB and I’ve pasted the menu below. I’m sure the nice folks at Jimmy’s next door will be ready to help with wine pairings. Roger Boykin and Friends will be providing the R&B which will continue until 5PM. Bring a blanket and hang out. All you need is $45 and a reservation. Hurry: 214-823-8550.
Yeah, don’t come crawling to me with nothing to do. There are plenty of events, activities, and tummy rubs available this weekend. I say this with love: get off your lazy bum and hop to it. Shoo, fly, shoo!
Friday, April 5
Eh, nothing really going on (that I can find). Get some beauty rest before you head out on Saturday. Wait, never mind, I forgot about the Deep Ellum Arts Festival from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Food from Buzzbrews, Fuzzy’s, and Mama Fayes will be there.
Saturday, April 6
I know, I know. Where did March go? That’s the same question I’ve been asking myself every day. April’s here, and that means the 2nd annual Big Texas Beer Fest is happening inside the Fair Park Automobile Building. There’ll be food trucks, food, free cheese samples, and – of course – beer. Lots of it. Buy tickets here.
Chef Jim “Sevy” Severson (of Sevy’s Grill) is leading a cooking class from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Dallas Farmers Market Resource Center. Seriously, you should go. He’s been doing these classes since 1993. I’m sure it’ll be funtertainment. To buy a $25 ticket, go here.
Promise of Peace Garden is having its 4th annual EcoFest from 10 to 2 p.m. “with live music by the Ackermans and friends on a solar powered stage.” It’s completely free, and you get to learn about gardening.
Every time Easter rolls around, I feel myself itching to buy a bunny. A Holland Lop bunny.
But since I have a huge half Lab/half German Shepard dog with very sharp teeth, this dream of mine will never happen. Therefore, I will eat my feelings away this Easter with brunch. Lots of brunch. Here are this year’s nominees:
Arcodoro & Pomodoro
Blue Goose Cantina
Blue Mesa Gril
Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House
Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
Dallas Fish Market
Grand Lux Cafe
Highland Park Cafeteria
Hotel St. Germain
Nick & Sam’s
NYLO South Side
Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen
Second Floor Bistro
Steel Restaurant and Lounge
The first time I heard of scotch eggs, I thought ‘scotch and eggs don’t sound like they go together.’ But that’s also what I said about whiskey salad and the tursammock (turkey sandwich hammock), and we all know the genius of those… wait. Those were dreams. Scratch that. So what did I know about scotch eggs? Not much, turns out. Scotch eggs have nothing to do with scotch (whew!), and everything to do with wrapping hard boiled eggs in sausage and frying them. OK then. As a friend put it to me recently, ‘I like (expletive) wrapped in different (expletive). And fried.’
Me too.8 Comments »
Leslie Brenner admits that, until recently, she wasn’t a fan of brunching in Dallas. I can dig that; I hate brunch. But Brenner has changed her mind. In fact, she says: “I’m now feeling very sunny-side-up about the whole brunch thing, and after months of brunching my way around Dallas and environs, I’ve come up with an exciting list.”
And she did: Bolsa, Café on the Green, Mansion, Fearing’s, The Front Room, J.S. Chen’s, Smoke, and Village Marquee. Brenner also added Q de Cheval, the restaurant at the InterContinental hotel. The all-you-can-eat, in my opinion, uninspired brunch menu sells for $29.95 a person and includes bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas (yawn). However, my glasses fell off my nose when I read this: “Not everything’s wonderful (I had tepid sausages and deviled eggs that were partially frozen), but lots of things are good…”
What? Frozen deviled eggs? Who freezes deviled eggs? Who puts a restaurant with partially frozen deviled eggs and tepid sausages on a “best” list? Oh, my head. Brenner should have gone to Spiral Diner.17 Comments »
The Nutcracker has landed at the Ritz-Carlton. Dallas’ 2nd annual Brunch of the Sugar Plum Fairy, scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 1, will feature a buffet with gifts for all children and a performance by dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater School. Cookie-decorating stations with candles, sprinkles and tubes of icing will probably put your kids into sugar overdrive, but at least the hearty scrambled eggs from ‘Rudolph’s Farm’ and Santa’s breakfast potatoes will balance the nutrition content out. Hopefully.
Dress your kids in their holiday best, and don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy, book, or stuffed animal to donate to the Children’s Medical Center.
Tickets are $70 for both adults and children of all ages. (Pricing includes complimentary valet parking as well as tax and gratuity.) To reserve your spot, go here.
In case you didn’t get the very important memo, Boulevardier, the French bistro in Bishop Arts District, has now entered the brunch market. (Thank you, Mighty French Culinary Gods.) On Sunday, when I attended brunch as the Boulevardier’s guest, I tasted a few of its offerings available every Sunday.
Chef and owner Nathan Tate has created a pretty exciting early Sunday menu, and I’m not just saying that. I’m a huge fan of brunch, but the same old waffles and biscuits and gravy thing can be tiring very, very quickly. Tate’s selections, like the beef tongue hash, are nothing like the usual brunch selections. Nor do they barely fill you up. Large plates (such as the crisp duck leg confit with sunny side up duck eggs and ground grits cake) will have you stumbling out of Boulevardier, stuffed as ever, once you start digging in.
If not, go to our list of 37+ restaurants with menus, prices, and phone numbers.2 Comments »
Sorry to harp on you like your mother would, but Mother’s Day is only ten days away. Have you made reservations yet? Have you ordered her a new blender off Amazon? You still have time for standard shipping, but you’re cutting it pretty close.
In any case, I’ve tried to make this Mother’s Day reeeeally easy for you. Just take a look at this convenient list of Mother’s Day restaurants, pick up a phone, and dial. It’s that simple.
Mother’s Day (May 13) is only two weeks away, which means you should’ve already booked your reservation already. If you’re a slowpoke and you haven’t, well, maybe you should take a look at our list. It’s got everything you need to make the right choice. Don’t let yo momma down, boys and girls.
Thank goodness it’s Friday. In two days, Oak is starting its brunch service on Sunday. Brunching hours are between 10 AM and 2 PM, and I’m guessing you’ll need reservations if you want a table. Some of the sample menu items include: baguette french toast, chorizo biscuits with saffron gravy, and an orange pecan sticky bun. Gosh, these photos by Desiree are so beautiful. I’ll stop talking and just let y’all see for yourselves.
1) It took a long time for your mom to raise you. (For some of you, it took longer than 18 years…)
2) Yo momma had to put up with that Backstreet Boys cd played on repeat, the pink hair dye, the girlfriend who sucked up all the air in the room, and other horrible youthful decisions you want to forget.
To thank her for staying your mom throughout these years, take that nice lady out to brunch. I’ve compiled a list of restaurants right here. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call – simple as that. I’ll keep updating as more restaurants send in their menus, so keep checking back.
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There’s no excuse anymore, so click here for the updated list of Easter brunch places.
Unless you, like me, are getting distracted by photos of tiny teacup piglets like this one…
That headline is meant to assuage my fear of eating at In-N-Out after Sunday service since I haven’t made my reservation yet. Have you? I have a feeling I won’t be eating a dainty Easter brunch like the rest of the non-procrastinators. Well, don’t let my sad life prevent you from changing the course of your Easter Sunday. Go out there and make your reservations!
Customers had been bugging Markus Pineyro, owner of Urban Taco, about creating a brunch menu for a long time, but it wasn’t until he visited his family in Mexico that the idea started formulating in the back of his mind.
“A lot of things we do at Urban Taco are very personal,” said Pineyro, whose brunch cuisine (a mix of modern and traditional) draws inspiration from his trip down south.
My favorite memory of Easter is not actually mine. It’s David Sedaris’. Way back when Sedaris was in France, he enrolled in an university to study French. The instructor once asked the class, “And what does one do on Easter? Would anyone like to tell us?”
This is when Sedaris attempted to explain to a class full of international students about the Easter bunny, while his peers, clearly mind-boggled by the idea that an entire holiday could be devoted to a scary rabbit, sat waiting for his answer. “Well, sure,” Sedaris said in broken French, “he come in the night when one sleep on a bed. With a hand, he have the basket, like for a bread.”
Sorry, that has nothing to do with the following selection of restaurants where you can go for Easter brunch. Read the rest of the transcript on This American Life while you scroll through this handy list. I’ll also keep updating, so check back until April 8.
Jump like the Easter rabbit.5 Comments »
Just received this Facebook message from Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier: “Todd – alert the community. Cane Rosso is now open for Brunch on Saturdays AND Sundays…beginning this week. 11am – 3pm! Bring the dogs!!” And as you should know from our current cover story, Jerrier serves one of the best brunches in town. So, there you have it.
You like brunch, I like brunch, we all like brunch.
CampO Modern Country Bistro is now offering brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm with European and Latin American-inspired dishes like the Torta Rustica (puff pastry layered crust with egg, kale and goat cheese) and sweet corn griddle cakes (whipped cream, smoked maple, and candied bacon) pictured above. No idea what the Torta Española, Croque Monsieur 1910, and Croque Madame with fried egg looks like, but their names sound good enough to try.
Those with hangovers need not worry; helper cocktails include the North Bloody Mary (oyster, shrimp and house pickled celery), Michelada, Hot Tin Roof (bay leaf infused cachaca, cane sugar, lime, ginger) and the signature CampO Pisco. For reservations, call 214-946-1308.
We know. Well, we know 24 of the most egg-tastic spots in DFW. Our band of diners munched and brunched across the city, looking for the top eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, brunch cocktails, and biscuits and gravy. (For that last one, I’m looking at you Restaurant Ava.) So, check out our list and feel to argue, debate, and add your own favorite spots in the comments. Oh, and one last caveat: We define brunch as a weekend only meal. Places that serve breakfast throughout the week were not eligible for the list.5 Comments »