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Bunches of Brunches

February 3, 2012
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’Tis the season for eggs and French toast? It sure is feeling like it with several new brunches being offered recently.

It’s not on the Café Hon web site yet, but according to the flier left at my door last weekend, the recently Gordon Ramsay-fied Hampden spot has returned Saturday and Sunday brunch to the menu. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The Dogwood Restaurant, another Hampden go-to, has also resumed brunch service from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The menu includes a smattering of Tex-Mex, including Taos chiles rellenos and Park City huevos rancheros; a dash of the Irish in Bridget’s Irish breakfast of baked beans, boiled potatoes, sausage, bacon, and poached eggs; and a little touch of the South with fried Chesapeake oysters and hoppin’ John. Sandwiches, salads, and burgers are also available.

The Four Seasons’ Wit and Wisdom has been open several months now, but its brunch is a new addition. The menu takes its cues from both Wit and Wisdom’s dinner menu—lobster corndogs, grilled rabbit boudin sausage—and the menu at the hotel’s LAMILL coffee shop, where fresh beignets share the menu with crab or Nutella “pop” pies, a gourmet take on PopTarts.  Other brunch entrées include toad in the hole, chicken-fried steak, brioche pancakes, and a cast-iron skillet omelet. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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