Whistle Britches- Addison, TX

Whistle Britches the modern chicken kitchen located in Addison, TX just north of Dallas. Food so good I had to come back multiple times to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. Ironically if I would have gone that one time Whistle Britches would be looking at a 5 out of 5. But unfortunately, Whistle Britches dropped in quality on my later visits. Find out more below.

The Eats

Now if you’re wondering if I am referring to the food here then you are mistaken. The food here is amazing. Chicken fried perfectly. Could use just a little more seasoning but salt ain’t for everybody.

The garlic butter fires are A1. Don’t even waste your time with the regular fries. Some entrees come with chips so be sure to sub those out for the aforementioned fries or their decadent mac n cheese.

 

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Libations

Now, this is where the drop in quality comes. During my first visit, the mimosas were potent and fulfilling. MY second and third time… not so much. and recently I found out that they discontinued their bottomless mimosas. My guess is they were either taking a loss financially or… the fun police (TABC) stepped in. Either way, the mimosas give no buzz and I had plenty. If they can rectify the Mimosa situation I think they will be ok. In addition to mimosas, they have an extensive drink list that’s worth checking out

Overall

Overall I really like whistle britches and obviously, will return as I’ve already returned 3 times. the food is amazing. the menu . is simple, yet fulfilling and the service is friendly. They definitely need to work on their promptness but they try. The manager is a very nice guy and he makes sure to greet everyone and check on any issues going on. The place fills up pretty fast so get there early! All in all, Give Whistle Britches a 4 out of 5. Brunchaholcis out!!

 

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5 Places for Mother’s Day Brunch in Houston, TX

Mother’s day is around the corner… well… tomorrow.. but for those last minute people who have no clue where to take the #1 lady in ya life. Here’s a short, but to the point list!

51fifteen – Galleria

☀️ Rise & Dine! Brunch available today starting at 11 AM, no reservation needed. #eatwell

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Located in the Galleria mall. This place is easily the nicest on the list. Live piano while you dine.

Phil & Derek’s – Midtown

Mother's Day Brunch💐💐💐

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They recently moved to their new midtown location due to their old location being run over every weekend. Now everything is under control and bigger and you can enjoy this flavorful creole brunch buffet.

Grazia – Pearland

The Crabcake Benedict with thick cut smoked bacon! Heavenly! 😋😋

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Located just southeast of Houston, TX in a small shopping center, Grazia delivers bold Italian flavor. They have brunch every Sunday and also feature bottomless mimosas.

 

Benjy’s – Rice Village & Washington Ave

Came here for my birthday a few years back and been in love ever since. I highly suggest the fish and grits. They also have multiple locations so be sure your reservation and your GPS match.

Snooze A.M. Eatery – Montrose

Snooze AM Eatery!!! If your into the Houston area this is a must try! Review will be posted Friday on brunchaholics.com . . .

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Get there early, because The wait is ridiculous, but oh so worth it. Their food is nothing short of delicious. The menu may be daunting at first but once you know what you want you’ll be good to go. But then again… that’s usually the problem right?!

 

 

5 Places for Mother’s Day Brunch – DFW

 

Mothers day is around the corner… well… tomorrow.. but for those last minute people who have no clue where to take the #1 lady in ya life. Here’s a short, but to the point list!

 

Buttons – Ft. Worth

Buttons…#comethru #amazingfood!

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Executive Chef Keith Hicks is kicking up the flavor with his award winning mentality. Sunday brunch also features a live band your mother is sure to love.

 

Jonathon’s -Oak Cliff

My arteries are clogged but my heart is happy

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If you don’t know anything about Jonathon’s Oak Cliff, you know to get there early. The line is usually wrapped around the corner. That alone speaks for the quality of this place, nothing else needed from me.

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles – Southlake

Larry “Lo-Lo-” White opened his first restaurant in 2001 in Arizona. HE has since expanded and is rippin’ the seal off the food scene in Dallas, Tx. His scratch made recipes are very popular and sure to please your mother and the family alike. (P.s. They serve kool-aid)

Stirr

Don't yolk with us. (📷: @dallas_foodies) #StirrDallas #StirrItUp

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Stirr, one of my go to’s in the Dallas area has it all. Atmosphere, views, and amazing food. Sit on the rooftop patio or dine downstairs facing the open kitchen. Either way you’ll definitely be back.

 

Eberhard

Chilaquiles, yes please! #RiseShineBrunch #TheEberhard _ 📸:@thedallasyum

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Another one of my favorites, these guys don’t lack on the flavor. Very calm and cool atmosphere and I’ve actually done a write up on them that you can read here. The menu has something for everybody!

 

The Eberhard – Dallas, TX

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The Eberhard opened in late 2016 and hasn’t looked back. I’ve been going back consistently since New Years when I first tried the place. From its cool and collected atmosphere to a very prompt and accommodating staff, The Eberhard is the place to be for brunch.

The Eats

The omelet is well.. the omelet. it’s not going to blow you away but you won’t be disappointed either. Well executed by the kitchen staff but it’s an omelet and speaks for itself. You know why you’re here.

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Chicken & Waffles
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Chicken & Waffles

Now the chicken and waffles have potential but I already think its cliche as it is. Even so, I decided to give it a try. The chicken is seasoned quite well but could be much more tender. I believe it could stand a little more marination time for more tender chicken, but the chicken actually saved the dish. The waffles were very dry and brittle. I felt like I had to keep asking for the syrup to make the meal work. They have since changed their menu since I had the chicken & waffles but I’ve heard the same continues.

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Shrimp & Chorizo

Now I pride myself on my shrimp and grits, so ask around. With that being said these are very good. The grits are creamy and made with love. The shrimp is cooked perfectly and nicely flavored as well. The sauce the grits sit in are an amazing compliment and really bring the dish together. My only quip is the chorizo. I was expecting some real chorizo flavor but instead got miscellaneous pieces of sausage that didn’t add much to the meal in my opinion. They should definitely work on that but I enjoyed the meal none the less.

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Buttermilk Griddle Tacos
Now as I mentioned earlier, The Eberhard has changed their menu up quite a few times. From my count, at least 3 times since I’ve started going here. Their last rendition might be one of my favorites. I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind but using a pancake as a taco shell for a breakfast taco?! Let me tell ya…. game changer. You can get your eggs cooked however you want and the taco is stuffed with bacon and sausage. Served with syrup, but if you’re anything like me you sub it for some of their homemade salsa. May not work for you, but I love it!
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Smoked Trinity Hash

Saved the best for last! My favorite meal at The Eberhard is the Smoked
Trinity Hash! It has amazing flavor and tender juicy brisket. Well seasoned potatoes with a nice runny egg on top. Can’t beat it! I have to talk myself into trying other stuff I love this thing so much. The only thing I would add is a little more of the demi glace but other than that I highly recommend.

Libations

Now you all know I gots to have an A1 mimosa, and it’s safe to say Eberhard doesn’t disappoint. I’ll say this now. The Eberhard has the best mimosas in Dallas, TX. You heard it hear first. The price and experience cannot be beat!

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Brunch so hard mimosa wanna find me. 🥂#RiseShineBrunch #TheEberhard

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AS you can see from their very own Instagram post they have a mimosa bar.
You get a carafe of bubbles for $8 then can dress it up however you like. You can even go glass by glass and change it up as you sip. The only catch is… the mimosa bar is only available on Sundays. If not, Sunday then you get the above mimosa carafes which bring the pain regardless.

 

All in all, I love this place and will be back time and time again. Thank you, Eberhard, for saving me from mediocre brunches. You guys get a Brunchaholics certified 4 out of 5!

 

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Stirr – Deep Ellum

Stirr, the hot new restaurant in Deep Ellum Texas. Open daily and features a live DJ Saturday night and Sunday after 3. Every time I’ve brunched here, it’s been on a Sunday afternoon. Walk in go upstairs and choose your area. (Open Seating). Be sure to ask for Natalie, she’s usually up there anyway but she’s the best. Takes care of me everytime I’m there. The manager is a real cool guy too. Now let’s get down to the business at hand… Brunch.

Love you a brunch. #StirrDallas #StirrItUp (📷:@bethrankin)

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Brunch, Brunch, and more Brunch

 

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Stirr Brunch Pizza

 

 

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Brunch Smorgasbord

 

This being my second time here I had to be sure this wasn’t a fluke.  And I’m happy to say it wasn’t. I started off the meal with the hangover tacos. I mean who can go wrong with chorizo and eggs? The natural flavor of the chorizo and the crema bring this taco together. Although they could use a little more salt I was definitely pleased.

 

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Hangover Tacos
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Hangover Tacos

You can never hit brunch alone, so of course, the crew had multiple tastes for the day. Stirr makes brunch fun with offerings like cinnamon rolls and homemade donuts. So, of course we had to try.

 

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Stirr Donut Bag

 

The made from scratch donuts rival your local breakfast stop. Covered in cinnamon in sugar they melt in your mouth. Made fresh as soon as you order, none of that heat lamp ish.

As you can see from the multiple pics above, the mimosas were flowing all afternoon. They have pitchers for $15. Some may call it pricey but they’re definitely not lacking in potency or flavor. With fresh squeezed O.J. you can’t go wrong.

 

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Stirr Donut

 

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Stirr Cinnamon Rolls

As far as the taste it had a balanced level of sweetness. The cream cheese icing had the appropriate amount of gooeyness and it’s flavor wasn’t too overwhelming. Would’ve liked them to have actually been warmer. Although, it was just an appetizer the portion size coulda been a bit bigger. Not the amount of cinnamon rolls but the actual size.

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Smorgasbord 2

 

The turkey sammich (I forgot the real name) was pretty decent. Would I order it again?… eh.. maybe but I wouldn’t tell anyone to stray away. I wish the sandwich would have been hotter but the balance in taste give it a very refreshing boost to your palette.

The brunch burger seems to get ordered each time by everyone but me. That’s changing on my next visit. Some of the comments included “This is pretty damn good” and Natalie, as well as the other waitress, both recommended it as their favorite. Don’t say a burger isn’t brunch. Brunch is a combo of lunch and breakfast. Never forget.

All in all, I am simply in love with Stirr and will probably be going back this week. Stirr gets a certified Brunchaholics 4 out of 5

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At Home Brunch – Smothered Shrimp and Grits

The Bruncholics favorite in all its glory! Enjoy this at home and sound off in the comments on your results!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Creole Seasoning
  • 2 cups stone-ground grits
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. Cook down bacon in a large frying pan. Remove bacon and leave grease.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Add grits and cook until water is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in heavy cream. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.
  3. Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Fry the bacon in a large skillet until browned; remove bacon.
  4. In grease, add all veggies except garlic and saute for 5-10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until pink. Add flour to soak up grease then add water until desired consistency. Cook until all lumps of flour are out.
  5. Add chopped bacon, parsley, scallions, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Spoon grits into a serving bowl. Then place smothered grits mixture on top

Fin.

Grits: Sweet or Savory?

The age old questions continues. Butter and Sugar or Salt and pepper? Sweet… Or Savory? As a child, I loved sweet grits with butter and sugar, but then I grew into a man and discovered the greatness of savory grits. With shrimp and grits being my favorite as some of you already know.  Can you really blame someone for liking sweet grits?  Grits are so versatile anything can come from them.

 

 

Donna Battle, a food writer for Eb0ny magazine as well a food historian is here to break it all down for you.

[Hungry for History] Sweet vs. Savory Grits? A Food Historian Settles Debate

 

Sound off in the comments and let your opinion be heard!