Where are you spending your next Sunday Funday? If your weekend doesn’t include a fabulous brunch with adult beverages, you’re not making the most of it. When you need one last hurrah before returning to work on Monday, check out these fun Hollywood spots for quality food and libations:
This Yellow Green Farmers Market eatery lives up to its name. Open only on Saturdays and Sundays, it’s the perfect spot to chill with some friends or your pups. To start your meal, you can choose from an assortment of hearty selections including a basket of croissants and a “chilltastic” cheese plate. Honestly, though, you’re going to want to save room for the mains. Three words: THEY ARE HUGE. Luscious Savannah shrimp and grits, sausage and eggs, mac and cheese, crab hash … your cardiologist will hate you for eating all of this, but your taste buds will love you.
On the drinks side of things, there’s a ton of variety. Take advantage of the extensive mimosa bar options like violet rose, lemon basil, pineapple orange and pear lychee … plus many more. Any of these will set you back only $10. For an extra $2, you can order a specialty drink like a lemon bourbon blast or a summer lovin’ mojito. Regardless of your choice, expect to stay here a while; the place is just so cool.
For brunch with a view, it’s hard to beat Terrazas. It’s oceanfront dining at its finest – it’s a place to be seen and a place you have to see. On Sundays, the restaurant serves up a giant buffet comprised of over 60 items; no matter how picky your friends or family are, they’ll find something delicious here. Among the items you can expect are a carving station, lox station, waffles and other breakfast favourites, and even a sushi station!
Brunch isn’t brunch without booze, and Terrazas offers a wide range of specials to make sure your Sunday is memorable. While you can order mimosas, bloody Marys, and bellinis a la carte, we think you’re better off ordering a whole bottle of something. A bottle of Moet & Chandon only costs $60; that’s a steal when you consider the eatery’s great view and vibe. A live DJ also helps complement the Sunday service.
Any place that welcomes you with a free drink is A-OK in our books. At GG’s Waterfront, guests begin their brunch experience with a complimentary mimosa or champagne flute. Once you have your beverage of
choice, you can indulge a large spread of breakfast and lunch favourites for one low price. The buffet features all the usual early-morning like eggs Benedict, bacon, bagels, omelettes and muffins – to name a few. Those who prefer something a little more lunch-appropriate should head to the carving station or pick up some seafood pasta, chicken and seasonal vegetables, for example.
Save room for dessert, as GG’S Waterfront does not skimp on sweets: cakes, pies, cookies, fresh fruit … your sweet tooth will leave satisfied. It’s no surprise that the place can get pretty packed, so you’re better off making a reservation whenever possible.
Sometimes, you don’t want to spend a lot on brunch. A cheap bite will do. For something equal parts creative and affordable, look no further than GoBistro. The Asian establishment has a quirky brunch menu that will challenge your palate in all the right ways.
Case in point: the spam bam musubi. It’s spam, eggs and furikake rice wrapped in nori. It sounds … weird (to say the least), but it’s actually quite the tasty bite. The same goes for the McBrunch bun with aribiki sausage, soft boiled egg, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado and kewpie mayo. Say that three times fast. It
sounds like a mish-mash of ingredients, but they all work together really well. This is the kind of place where you’re rewarded for going outside of your comfort zone.
If you’re looking for more traditional food, GoBistro has you covered, too. Items like the Nutella French toast and chicken and waffle are both familiar but still feature cool twists to keep your taste buds on their toes. And of course, there are mimosas.
Earlier this year, Hollywood’s Hard Rock debuted a brand-new signature brunch – and it’s a doozy. Located inside Kuro — the hotel’s Asian eatery – the lavish spread is the definition of decadence. Ten food stations highlight an array of succulent bites including omelettes, Belgian waffles, Alaskan crab legs, lamb chops, pork belly. There is also a rotating selection of desserts available to cap your meal. The real clincher, though, is the bottomless mimosas and bubbles. At $79 per person, this brunch is a no brainer. Because it’s such a deal, reservations are strongly recommended.
Geoffrey Anderson Jr.