Category Archives: Brunch

Noms Of the Day: New Brunch At Belly And Trumpet

SONY DSCby Steven Doyle     photos by Claire McCormack

This morning I had a delightful surprise sitting in my inbox. The folks over at Belly and Trumpet have been working over-time and created a brunch for a city who cannot get enough of the weekend repast. If you have read crave for any length of time, you will understand how much we adore our brunches in Dallas.

This time chef Brian Zenner and chef de cuisine Rudy Mendoza have outdone themselves, at least from first appearances. If you are like me you will dash on over to Uptown restaurant and grab a taste of this new brunch for yourself.   Continue reading

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Start Begins Brunch Service On Weekends

Start Exteriorby Steven Doyle  photos by Joy Zhang

Last month we extolled the virtues of our very favorite fast food restaurant, Start. Using healthy, real and local ingredients, Start is a perfect choice for anyone on the go. The fast walk up and drive through experience makes this an incredible selection for all meals throughout the day. Today we were sent the official word that brunch service is in full swing.     Continue reading

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Brunching At Blue Plate

rathbunby Steven Doyle

Kent Rathbun never does anything half way, it is truly one of those ‘go big or go home’ moments when dining at any of the chef’s restaurants. This certainly holds true to Rathbun’s Blue Plate located in Dallas restaurant epicenter Preston Center located near Northwest Highway on Preston.

Just over a year ago Rathbun promoted Jennifer Newbold to command the kitchen at Blue Plate and she has been knocking out home runs each night. Each night during the week Newbold is plating up special dishes that has the neighborhood in a frenzy. Monday night’s enjoy BBQ which is actually a Rathbun family favorite that dates back to his childhood. The BBQ at Rathbun’s some of the city’s finest.       Continue reading


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Max’s Wine Dive Brunch For A Quick Hangover Cure

DSC04354by Steven Doyle

A visit to Max’s Wine Dive will often net you a chance to embrace the inner oenophile, but they also have their bad boy side which serves up some interesting, if not bawdy,  menu items. There is certainly that late night rendezvous with fried chicken and Dom Perignon by the glass that gives Max’s a bit of the bad boy impression. But this makes perfect sense; bubbles are meant to make you smile.

Max’s has no pretention of staying classy as evidenced by their over-the-top brunch menu, and we set out to tackle a few of the more interesting items.  Continue reading


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Brunch Files: Acme F&B

by Steven Doyle        photos by Rod Orta

Yesterday our new contributor Melissa Robert extolled the virtues of her most recent visit to Acme F&B. It was fairly obvious that she enjoyed the work of Chef Norman Grimm who has a spectacular background. Grimm graduated from the New England Culinary Institute, the same school and class as Food Network’s Alton Brown and Dallas chef Abraham Salum.

Grimm, who began his career at Rubicon and Jardiniere, working for Traci Des Jardins in the mid-to-late 90’s, eventually made his way to Dallas in 2002.  After opening The Mercury, he went on to work with Sharon Hage, at York Street.    Continue reading

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Boulevardier’s Bountiful Brunch

by Steven Doyle

Boulevardier has enjoyed its first successful quarter as the hot, new French bistro in Bishop Arts. It is the first of several such bistros that will be opening soon, and chef-owner Nathan Tate of Restaurant Ava fame is busily cranking out some fantastic plates of pretty and bountiful bistro fare. We have enjoyed the interesting oysters brought in each week, as well as the hearty plates of lamb’s neck and bouillabaisse. The ration of fantastic starters are refreshing and thoughtful.

We like and enjoy Boulevardier, and now they went and added a Sunday brunch that beckoned us this week. Now we know Tate has mastered the egg.  Continue reading


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Boulevardier Now Open For Sunday Brunch

by Jennifer Thomas

Boulevardier  has taken off as a wildly successful French bistro located in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. Since opening we have enjoyed such dishes as the lamb neck, escargot, crawfish beignets and so much more. Now the boys are open for brunch on Sunday.  Continue reading

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