Gone are the days of the idea of brunch conjuring images of chattering ladies, fine hats, exquisite china and erect pinky fingers. While tradition still honors Mom once each year, survey the masses and you’ll find people of all ages taking the opportunity to sleep in, recover and strategically choose a meal, or dare we say drink, that will comfortably help them transition back into the idea of Monday.
But where to go? Here’s just a smattering of downtown brunch hotspots we’ve turned to in such moments, in no particular order. Feel free to add your favorite, whether place, dish, drink or deal.
Head to Carly’s for lighter brunch classics like a lox plate or Greek egg sandwich. Or if you’re feeling a pit of emptiness in your stomach only food can fill, stuff yourself with a salmon and egg or prosciutto and egg sandwich. Feel like having something from south of the border? They’ve got a fix for that craving, too. Chow down on a delicious breakfast burrito filled with ham or chorizo. Here you’ll also find traditional brunch cocktails like Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Served: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | carlysbistro.com
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Written for Downtown Phoenix Journal, published 1.27.17