There is a sacred weekend ritual that makes Mondays so much more tolerable: brunch. In May, suddenly everyone’s a bruncher when Mother’s Day rolls around, but the Bloody Marys, eggs Benedict, mimosas and French toast are available every weekend to all who seek their delicious succor.
The possibilities in DFW are endless, but here are a few that will satisfy any craving:
The Sunday morning line snaking around the original Uptown location of Bread Winners proves the passion locals have for this bakery bistro. Meaty pomme de terre casseroles will stuff you like a tick (in the best possible way); brunch enchiladas made with eggs and vegetarian Benedicts composed with asparagus, broccoli, spinach and artichoke hearts are each superb. Sit back and toast to indulgence with a spicy, bacon-infused Bloody Diablo and call it a day. You won't want to do anything else after this anyway.
Jorge’s Tex-Mex Cafe
The patio here at Jorge's (located at One Arts Plaza) is superb. Large umbrellas cast shade while cozy seating keeps you planted for hours enjoying specialty dishes, including Tejano Eggs Benedict, made with beef fajitas and hollandaise spiked with zesty chile con queso.
Little Red Wasp
From the people behind Grace, one of Fort Worth’s most celebrated restaurants, Little Red Wasp is a charming spot that excels at dishes for the egg-averse, including a killer Reuben, house-made ranch dip with potato chips and a crispy chicken sandwich with cabbage slaw and jalapeños. But for egg lovers, the short rib Benedict atop a cheddar biscuit and spinach is a must-order—and one that you’ll be reluctant to share.
Nestled in the bustling Bishop Arts District, Hattie's is a brunch-time favorite known for its delightfully textured cornmeal griddlecakes and Lowcountry shrimp and cheddar grits, which are among the best in the city. Or sink your fork into the Hangover Scrambled, complete with herb-scrambled eggs, hash browns and bacon-wrapped fried oysters. Yep, oysters for breakfast, and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them before.
Any brunch that starts with queso fundido, a piping hot mound of griddled Mexican cheese with chorizo and sautéed poblano peppers, is a good one. But the hits keep coming at Komali with shredded chicken chilaquiles, migas and lump-crab crepes topped with cream of poblano. End the meal with the legendary chocoflan, a cake-flan hybrid that’s not to be missed.
Q de Cheval
Anyone who says that less is more certainly hasn’t been to this restaurant at the Intercontinental Dallas in Addison. The food spread at Q de Cheval takes up nearly the entire dining room, with multiple dessert tables in the middle. In addition to made-to-order stations, there are cold seafood, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and an ever-changing array of savory items. As you enjoy your bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys, relax to the tunes of the live musicians. It's paradise found.
Public School 214
The Uptown spot Public School 214 gives a whole different meaning to the idea of "Sunday school," with a menu that flirts with upscale comfort food and a killer beer and cocktail list. Servers "educate" diners on the finer points of both, with stuffed french toast, fried jidori chicken and green chili-cornbread waffles and an eggs benedict pizza zooming to the head of the class. Looking for a way to enjoy the bottomless beverages before noon? Order some bacon-cheddar tater tots to start, since it's illegal for Dallas restaurants to serve alcohol without food before noon.