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Five New Brunches To Try

By Amy Cavanaugh in Food on Aug 26, 2012 3:00PM

Photo via Tavernita
The hottest restaurant trend this summer? Launching brunch. Here are five new ones to try.

Trenchermen launches Sunday brunch today with dishes like pig skin noodle lobster pad thai and a sauerkraut bagel with mustard cream cheese and smoked fish. Cocktails include the hangover helper Better Than Advil, with tequila, cucumber and jardiniere and High Tea, which is carbonated Dolin Blanc iced tea. Colombe Pure Black cold-brewed coffee is available on tap.

Perennial Virant's brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu features Vie bread French toast with macerated blueberries, lemon ricotta curd, and candied pecans, and house-smoked salmon with crispy grits, ramps, spicy tomatoes, and a sunny-side-up egg.

Tavernita's Spanish-inspired brunch is available Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include poached eggs with jamon serrano, crispy churros with chocolate, and fried chicken and churros. You can order a la carte or get the brunch sharing menu in which you can have four items portioned for the table for $12.50 a person.

Yusho has a prix fixe Sunday noodles brunch—for $20, you'll get a noodle dish, a drink, and soft serve ice cream. Noodle options include mushroom ramen and cold soba. Drink choices are tequila punch and house-made rhubarb soda, and the soft-serve flavors are currently Thai basil and coconut crunch.

Bar Toma offers Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with breakfast pizzas with ricotta and fruit, eggs and bacon in a bomba, and pressed yogurt.