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3 New Brunches in Houston

From seafood crêpes to pulled-pork hash, Sundays just got a delicious boost
December 4, 2014
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by Marcy de Luna

From seafood crêpes and creative omelets to Bellinis by the pitcher and hot buttered rum, Sundays just got a delicious boost thanks to these new brunch options.

Hearsay on the Green

The just-opened sister of Downtown's Hearsay Gastro Lounge recently launched Sunday brunch. Sleep in and linger when you get there — this midday food and booze affair runs for 12 hours, from 11 AM-11 PM. The menu of New American dishes features the likes of buttermilk fried chicken and Belgian waffle, your choice of three omelets (jumbo lump crab, baby spinach or bacon-mushroom) and a massive burger topped with a fried egg, aged cheddar and chipotle aïoli sauce. Bar highlights include a housemade Bloody Mary, and mimosas and Bellinis by the pitcher.

Tony Mandola's

There's a brand-new brunch menu at this upscale coastal seafood kitchen that's worth checking out on Sundays between 11 AM-3 PM. Get the party started with $12 carafes of mimosas or made-to-order Bloody Marys and music spun by a live DJ. Oh, and there's a roster of tasty dishes too. For seafood lovers, we recommend the tarragon seafood crêpes — filled with shrimp, crabmeat and lobster and smothered in hollandaise sauce — or the Creole classic of jumbo Gulf shrimp and stone-ground grits (pictured at top). Looking for something sweet? Go with the Frangelico French toast, made from thick-cut brioche bread with warm hazelnut syrup, bacon, fresh berries and powdered sugar.

Eleven:Eleven

While you can still order signature brunch dishes (like the XI Madame sandwich and apple caramel crumble French toast) on Sundays between 11 AM-3 PM, chef Kevin Bryant has added a number of new must-try items. Along with a pulled-pork hash covered in salsa verde and two fried eggs, recent additions include grilled salmon served with a jumbo lump crab salad, a rotating quiche and grilled teres major (tender beef shoulder tossed with green onions and bell peppers). Order the hot buttered rum with your feast — this delicious, boozy, warm drink goes with just about anything.

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