Monday, October 7, 2013

New Seattle Brunch Spots to Try

Brunch can be legend...wait-for-it...dary. There is something very American about going to brunch, stuffing your face early in the day and not eating again until the evening. Like Ted Mosby and Marshall Ericson, we adore brunch. Just don't go alone.

Unlike folks in Portland and San Francisco, we Seattleites are desperate for the first cup of coffee and loathe waiting in line for brunch. We've been hitting up new or not-new-but-different brunch spots in Seattle and here are some picks for spots you should try as an alternative to the standards or the long lines. Trust us. They are tasty.  

This spot boasts a gorgeous open space with plenty of natural light, reclaimed wood and Pacific Northwest-y nature photos; just the space alone makes you fall in love with the restaurant. The menu has a little something to please everyone including melt-in-your-mouth caramelized apple ricotta beignets with a vanilla anglaise, rich shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, wild mushroom scrambles and eggs benedict.


If you want elegant portions and artful food to share, this is your jam. Assemble a table of small plates, tasty egg dishes, veggie sides and share with a group of your best pals over spicy bloody marys. And yes, the breakfast cocktails are delicious here.


Why have you not enjoyed Joule's awesome brunch dishes and even more amazing cold buffet yet? GO STUFF YOUR FACE THERE NOW! I'm salivating just thinking about the amazing Asian-inspired dishes starting with black sesame waffle and chicken fried steak reminiscent of chicken katsu and shrimp and grits with Chinese sausage. But they have an amazing themed buffet that includes an assortment of cheese, house-made crackers, seasonal salads, pickles, danishes and pound cakes. Bring your eating pants or wear a muumuu to hit this brunch hard.

TNT Taqueria

We don't have a Torchy's and it's sad. However, this place is perfectly acceptable when you're craving breakfast tacos heaped with delicious chorizo or papas dulces and kale or an assortment of yummy things smothered in any number of salsas - even an extra spicy habanero radish salsa. Bonus are the rich horchata lattes.
Mushrooms and eggs - yummy!

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