I find this list extremely random and haphazard, but look who’s talking! 😉 The writer isn’t wrong about Doodles, Josie’s, or Stella’s – each was an instant brunch classic! As for Alfalfa, well, the lead in sentence says it all: “Alfalfa is not only for rabbits…” In a nutshell, I don’t gravitate toward the restaurant because I don’t favor a side of sprouts with every dish, but for several decades and changing of hands, healthy-eating loyalists have kept the doors open, so to that I say BRAVO! Owned and operated by the brilliant Chef John Foster, The Sage Rabbit is a brunch anomaly to me, but based on the dinners I’ve enjoyed there, I can’t wait to finally try it!
While on the topic of brunch destinations in Lexington, add Bonefish Grill to the agenda! Some of the new menu items look absolutely amazing and I’m dying to pair one – particularly The Cure – with a Blackberry Sangria.
I may not be able to pronounce the dish above, but it sounds absolutely delicious for fall brunch! Of course, I’d sub out the cherry tomatoes for asparagus or sausage or something, and make the yolks not runny, but that’s just me. 🤣
Now here’s a brunch dish that needs no alteration! I guess that makes me a ‘meat and potatoes’ girl, but I can live with that. 😁
Now we’re talking! Here’s a whole brunch spread this Southern gal can get behind! The Eggnog Pancakes sound intriguing, but I’m most curious about the Blueberry Monkey Bread. The original recipe was one of my ‘specialties’ in late high school/early college, and the thought of someone altering something already near perfection seems both exciting and unnecessary.
Nothing screams “AUTUMN” more than apples, am I right?! This recipe combines your choice of apples with a flavorful dose of spices and tops it all off with cider. The bruncher in me has to wonder what it would taste like if you substituted the rated-G cider for hard cider. Hmm…
As tailgating season sadly draws to a close, send it off in style with these hearty brunch options: Brats in Blankets, Pulled Pork Bread Pudding, and Hash Brown Mac and Cheese. I’m not sure why the writer/chef suggested a wine pairing with each – that’s not the beverage that immediately springs to mind when one things of brunch OR tailgating – but maybe he’s onto something?
This article may seem an odd choice for a carnivore, but nonetheless it caught my eye, and I’m glad it did! While the protein substitute dishes don’t look particularly appetizing, the same can’t be said about all the carbohydrate-fueled ones. Brownie Pancakes? Cinnamon Rolls? Yes, please! Even more intriguing is the Coconut Whipped Cream, i.e. dairy-free deliciousness, for this lactose intolerant dairy lover who chooses to torture herself on the regular.
Any blog would be remiss not to include something about fashion, so here it is! To me, brunch is more synonymous with warm weather than cold (and the outfits in this style guide seem to follow suit), but regardless of the temperature outside, brunch must go on! Best of all: If you fall in love with any of these pieces, you can actually ‘shop’ the guide. 😎
On the flip side of the traditional fashion coin is how to brunch appropriately in post-workout clothes. Fortunately, athleisure is now a ‘thing’ and therefore attire is increasingly lending itself to transition from the gym to the table effortlessly. Of the three outfit genres I think I’m a ‘Yoga and Chill’ girl myself.