Published on November 14th, 2012 | by thevyne0
Vyne Worthy Brunch Spots Around the Country
Brunch is our favorite meal and there is nothing like a restaurant that can do brunch right. If you live or go to visit any of these cities we have some brunch spots for you to try that are Vyne approved. Did we miss your favorite spot? Rep your city by commenting with your best brunch picks!
Flying Biscuit: Breakfast is served all day everyday at the Flying Biscuit. The High Flyer is a great way to sample some of the best breakfast items on their menu while the scrambles are really great to try as well. Whatever you order, make sure to try the biscuits — there is a reason why it’s in the restaurant’s name!
Murphy’s: This Virginia Highlands landmark is great for any meal. But there is something about brunch at Murphy’s that makes our mouths water the most. Be sure to try the frittatas, shrimp and grits or french toast with challah bread.
Hash House a Go Go: This one made the list mostly by the size and creativity of their dishes. You have NEVER had brunch like this before. A new entrant to the Chicago brunch scene, this Gold Coast restaurant is still somewhat under the radar (for now). Any of the benedicts, pancakes or our pick, the sage fried chicken and waffles are good picks (stay away from the scrambles – you can get those anywhere). But take it from us — share an order! There is a reason why the show Man vs. Food came to this place for a challenge.
Nana Organic: This off-the-beaten-path restaurant is worth venturing out to. With many dishes that have a new twist on your average brunch dishes with fresh ingredients, this is one worth trying. Make sure to see what seasonal cocktails they have on the menu to get your taste buds going and also give the poblano and cheddar grits and the biscuits with pork sage gravy a whirl.
Talula’s Garden: Love that it’s nestled in a “city” garden so when the weather is nice you can eat outside amongst nature. The truffle scented duck confit over seasoned potatoes and their dessert selections are deliciously decadent!
Honey’s Sit and Eat: This place always has great specials. They make a mean pancake and their opened-faced biscuit sandwich brings some down home goodness right to your table.
New York City
Calle Ocho: We’ve featured Calle Ocho before, but we just can’t leave it out. Any restaurant with a complementary sangria bar gets our vote! Make sure to make reservations or get there super early or super late in order to avoid the massive waits for this place. Latin-inspired dishes like burrito sucio and vaca frita are some of our favorites.
The Stanton Social: Our only tapas style brunch spot on the list, The Stanton Social is a great place especially for groups. Kick off the brunch with a bloody mary (AMAZING!) or one of their bellini bar selections. For dishes, we tried the warm doughnuts, caramelized banana pancakes, red snapper tacos, spicy lobster benedict, chicken and apple sausage, herb dusted frites and double smoked applewood bacon (yes, all in one sitting). There was nothing that disappointed us. And the prices were pretty reasonable too. Definitely worth checking out.