Brunches for your bucket list

Veggie omelet at The Reserve.

As much as I want to, I just can't hate brunch. Brunch can fill so many different needs for different people. Hangover helper? Yep. Social interaction after a long week of WFH? That too. Cheap mimosas? Sure. A chance to "be seen" or catch the eye of a potential sweetheart? Sure, it's all that. But whatever your reason for brunching, you should be careful not to let it get stale. Going to the same place (or the same kind of place) till it's not fun anymore is the wrong way to go. Shake things up while you can.

There's a rooftop bar in Deep Ellum where you probably haven't had brunch yet. It's The Green Room. They just started brunch service in June, and it's Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  I haven't seen a menu yet, but the Facebook pics (French toast sticks, biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles and a very well garnished Bloody Mary) look really good.

Another spot in Deep Ellum with a new brunch menu is Harper's -- but theirs is just revamped not all new. Now offered on both Saturday and Sunday, Harper's offers multiple menu items, a  chef-attended omelette station and a new large-format cocktail to share with friends.

If you can't make it to brunch on the weekends (or don't want to face the weekend crowds), you can have brunch any day of the week till 2 p.m. at The Reserve at the Dallas Farmers Market (or in Las Colinas.) Launched by the folks who run Taqueria Taxco, Mexican inspired dishes in the morning and authentic Mexican choices for lunch and dinner. 

The Foundry doesn't have a brunch menu, but with fried chicken and biscuits, chicken and waffles and a snack "board" called The Rooster, you can chow on brunch food while taking in some live music on Friday night (or any other time they're open.)

The coffee bar by day/champagne bar by night in Plano, is now making Sunday brunch into party time. FIZZ Champagne and Cocktail lounge is serving several brunch dishes from smoked salmon and bagels to crepes, waffles and a "Which Came First?" chicken and egg sandwich. There's also an unlimited DIY Bloody Mary Bar and Sherbet Mimosa. Yum.

And don't forget that Brunch is a new offerering for DFW Restaurant Week. Visit the list of participating restaurants and reserve your spot for August dining benefiting the Lena Pope Home and the North Texas Food Bank.

Where are you brunching this week? If you want more brunch ideas, holler and I'll bring more next week.