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.
The Dallas Cowboys practice facility in Frisco, The Star, added a little bit of Southern hospitality in September with the opening of Tupelo Honey. The new restaurant, which marks Tupelo Honey's first in Texas, is well-known for its Cathead Biscuits that come served with butter and jam, but the brunch offerings don't stop there. The massive menu includes both pork and vegetable hash, a blue crab Benedict, pancakes several ways and, of course, shrimp and grits, which come with chorizo, peperonata and goat cheese grits. Carafes of Bloody Marys and mimosas, both served from a draft tap, cost $15 each.
Tupelo Honey serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 6725 Winning Dr., Frisco.
Max's Wine Dive
If you're still bummed about Max's Wine Dive in Dallas closing this summer, now there's even more reason to visit the one in Fort Worth. The bar and restaurant rolled out a new brunch menu in September, featuring dishes like sweet potato doughnuts (served with cinnamon sugar and bourbon caramel) and King Cake French toast, a sugary delight stuffed with cream cheese filling and topped with sour cream icing and Mardi Gras sugar. Since the company slogan is "fried chicken and Champagne ... why the hell not?" Max's Famous Southern Fried Chicken remains on the menu. The spot also added a prickly pear mimosa to its brunch cocktails. And if that doesn't satisfy, Max's now also has a build-your-own mimosa bar.
Max's Wine Dive serves brunch Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 2421 W. 7th St., Suite 109, Fort Worth.
This Italian shop in West Dallas is known as a go-to happy hour spot with wicked wine and cheese selections. But as of early September, it's also begun offering brunch. Dishes are inspired by chef Daniele Puleo's Sicilian roots, including the calzione toscana (Tuscan herb potatoes topped with eggs, artichoke salsa and a crisp onion cloud) and the pizza al salmone (pizza with brie cheese, arugula and smoked salmon). Other options include pancakes stuffed with buyer's choice of bacon, blueberries, ricotta or strawberries, and a brisket sandwich with a fried egg. Pair your meal with a prosecco cocktail for $5 per glass or $22 per carafe.
CiboDivino Marketplace serves brunch Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The restaurant/bar is located at 1868 Sylvan Ave., Suite D100, Dallas.
The brunch menu at Hookline, which opened in Plano in August, is short, but sweet -- and a little savory. Offerings include molasses-soaked French toast with strawberry butter, a crab cake Benedict and sorghum-braised pulled pork, which comes with fried green tomato, poached eggs and chili Hollandaise sauce. Brunch beverages includes three different versions of the michelada, a breakfast shot with rye whiskey and orange juice, and bottomless Champagne that comes with buyer's choice of six different juice options.
Hookline serves brunch Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 5872 TX-121, Suite 102, Plano.
If you wake up feeling the effects of last night's beer, head to BrainDead Brewing in Deep Ellum for a hair of the dog. The brewpub added to its brunch menu in late-September, nestling some of its lunch staples (hello, T.A.B.L.E. sandwich) alongside new items, such as an PB&J that comes with pecan-maple peanut butter, duck bacon, grapefruit jelly and local honey. There's also a Hangover Helper, featuring an Andouille sausage patty, onion roll, hash browns, bacon chipotle sausage gravy and a fried egg. And yes, beer is available during brunch hours.
BrainDead Brewing serves brunch Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 2625 Main St., Dallas.
Bar Stellar lived a short life simply named Stellar, but received a revamp over the summer after changing ownership. The new Bar Stellar launches its new brunch menu on Sept. 30, featuring dishes like chicken and pancakes, eggs Benedict, avocado toast, and French toast stuffed with yogurt cream cheese, berry compote, and bananas. The restaurant is also launching a whole menu of brunch drinks, including pumpkin spice horchata and a Bloody Maria that comes with jalapeno, asparagus, bacon and a burger slider.
Bar Stellar serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant/bar is located at 2810 E. Henderson Ave., Dallas.