Brunch is arguably the most important meal of the weekend. Scratch that — it's definitely the most important meal. It's the only opportunity diners get all week to kill two birds with one fork. It's there for the early risers at 11 a.m. and the late sleepers at 3 p.m. Plus, mimosas.
Dallas is a brunch happy city with plenty of options, but here are six restaurants with new menus to try.
Located in downtown Dallas, Tortaco specializes in putting international flavors between bread or wrapping them up in a tortilla. Stop by during brunch, though, and you won't find any tacos. Instead, expect different loaded toast options, like the True Grit, a mix of white cheddar grits, bacon, and two eggs over-easy on top of sourdough toast. Or the Sweet Ride, brioche bread topped with strawberry cream cheese, blueberries, bacon and maple syrup. There are also pancakes that come with vanilla cream cheese and bacon. Brunch cocktails include mimosa, Bloody Mary, and sangria for $2 each.
Tortaco serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 2100 Ross Ave., Suite 100, Dallas.
Blatt Beer + Table
When Blatt Beer + Table opened in 2016, its approach to grub was this: What goes well with beer? The same could be said of the brunch menu. Patrons will find classics like chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy, as well as more creative recipes like the Uptown Pork (smoked pulled pork, jalapeño-cornbread waffles, hash browns, black pepper gravy and over-easy eggs). Wash it down with a beermosa, made with Revolver Brewing's Blood and Honey wheat ale, or a Guinness Bloody Mary, which includes both vodka and the stout beer.
Blatt Beer + Table serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 7859 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas.
Neighborhood Services (Frisco)
Neighborhood Services, from chef Nick Badovinus, is one of the first restaurants to open in The Star, the Dallas Cowboys practice facility in Frisco. Because it's located in the Omni hotel there, Badovinus decided to add brunch to the menu. Expect a mix of healthy options -- think granola and fruit, a quinoa nd goat cheese bowl -- alongside more stick-to-your-ribs options, such as smoked pork hash and churro French toast. Although the restaurant opens July 24, it won't begin serving brunch until Aug. 25. And don't try to get this menu at Neighborhood Services' other locations; it's only available in Frisco.
Neighborhood Services will serve brunch Saturdays and Sundays beginning Aug. 25. The restaurant/bar is located at 11 Cowboys Way, Frisco.
This Uptown restaurant recently launched a new menu to keep up with the brunch-happy neighborhood where it resides. Patrons can expect to plates such as bread pudding French toast, chilaquiles and fried chicken with sweet corn bread, in addition to other offerings. And what trendy brunch menu would be complete with avocado toast? Here it comes topped with a hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, radish and chimichurri. Wash all that down with $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Eureka! serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 3700 McKinney Ave., Dallas.
The Legacy West development in Plano is quickly becoming a dining hot spot. One new restaurant, North Italia, opened in June and immediately began serving brunch. The traditional Italian vibe of the place extends to the brunch menu, which includes the same appetizers offered during dinner as well as a small selection of pizzas and salads. Breakfast means short rib hash, a vegetable scramble, breakfast casserole and French toast. Most of North Italia's pasta are available during brunch hours, too.
North Italia serves brunch Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 7501 Windrose Ave., Suite D190, Plano.
Located in Richardson's CityLine development, Tricky Fish is a casual place that may remind you of a night on the bayou drinking cold beer and eating a good meal, according to GuideLive's Brentney Hamilton. The brunch menu, too, is Cajun focused with plates like Andouille hash and eggs (poached eggs over Andouille sausage, potato and pepper hash, spinach and green chili hollandaise) and fried shrimp and oyster grits, which comes with Shiner barbecue sauce and a fried egg. Cocktails, such as mimosas and micheladas, cost $6 each.
Tricky Fish serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 1251 State St., Suite 750, Richardson.