My Mimosa Addiction

I was playing around with iMovie decided to make a quick video expressing my love for mimosas lol. Enjoy!


Mimosa Addiction – Brunchaholics #brunchaholics #sundayfunday #mimosa #addiction #drinkin #jmsn

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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.

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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.

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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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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

 

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Social House – Dallas, TX (Uptown)

Trash can beer pong? Check. Bubble battles? Check. Brunch? Check. Free on a Saturday or  Sunday morning and need something to do? Check out Social House where you literally have no choice but to be… social.

With multiple locations in the Dallas area, you can pick your poison. If you want to actually play the games, then Uptown is your best bet.

Food

I have been to Social House twice. The first time the food was underwhelming and just not to my liking. But this second time…man oh man. Talk about a comeback story. I ordered the short rib hash while my friends had chicken and waffles as well as the beignets.

The short rib hash had a decadent gravy with tender short ribs, and they weren’t stingy about it at all. With a fresh over-easy egg on top with a perfectly cooked yolk, I was impressed. The only thing I would change is the “hash” portion of the meal— it actually needed some more hash. Outside of that, I loved it and will be ordering again.


The chicken and waffles were decent. I had a small taste but my friends raved about how good it was and ordered it twice. So safe to say, you shouldn’t be dissapointed.


I’m not much of a sweets person but the beignets were not only displayed beautifully, they tasted the way that they looked.

Libations

As you all know, I’m a frequent participant of mimosa indulgence. I’m here today to tell you that social house probably  has the most variations of mimosas, as well as some of the strongest. I’ve literally been knocked on my ass both times I’ve gone. When you walk in you can see them pouring bottle after bottle of champagne into a huge dispenser. When carafes are ordered they fill the carafe 3/4, then the rest is the juice of your choice: orange, peach, pineapple, cranberry, etc. They only charge $1 for carafe refills.
I truly enjoyed my experience this time around and I recommend you all go to Social House at your earliest convenience. I wasn’t joking in my previous post about Dallas having better brunch. Looks like I’ll be moving here in about 2 weeks.

Social House receives a 4 out of 5
Brunchaholics Out!!!!

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Remedy -Dallas, TX (Lower Greenville)

Ladies & Gentlemen!! I am very proud to announce Brunchaholics first Guest contribution!!! Our guest contributor is  Kian Hervey, Editor of Forty Magazine. Check out her review of Remedy below and be sure to follow her on social media as well as check out her amazing magazine!

 


 

Welcome to Remedy

Ask anyone in my close circle and they’ll tell you that brunching is my hobby. If it’s the weekend, and I’m in town, I’m brunching in Dallas. My favorite areas to explore are Uptown and Lower Greenville, so it’s no surprise I fell in love with a restaurant close to both. Remedy in Dallas is a hot spot on Greenville that deserves a weekend visit.

Like most restaurants I discover these days, I fell in love with the eatery via Instagram. Their daily posts of fresh menu items filled my feed for weeks before I was finally able to visit.  Tucked between HG Sply Co and Steel City Pops, Remedy seems small at first. But after you walk in, you realize the restaurant goes far back and it seems roomy with its high ceilings. The soda fountain theme makes the place as visually eye catching as Remedy’s Instagram-worthy food.

Food

To level the playing field between brunch eateries, I always order the chicken and waffles. Remedy’s chicken and waffles goes beyond the breakfast classic by adding  Nashville Hot seasonings to their meat. Topped with fresh berries and a light syrup that I couldn’t get enough of, the staple dish did not disappoint. My brunching partner ordered the Texas Shrimp & Grits which were just as scrumptious from my healthy sample.

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Drinks

If you’re tired of boring mimosas for brunch, Remedy is the spot for you. Following the soda fountain theme, there are tons of unique bubbly sodas to try along with fresh cocktails. I rounded out my entree with a flavored mimosa. The price of most drinks ranged from five to 10 dollars.

Remedy is located at 2010 Greenville Avenue in Dallas, TX. Get there early for brunch served Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 am. You can make reservations online via OpenTable.

Kian Hervey is the Editorial Director of Forty Magazine, a magazine for young professionals. You can follow her food adventures @MoreKian and her magazine @40Magazine.

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Snooze A.M. Eatery

One of my favorite things about Houston is the surplus of amazing restaurants that call this place home. Snooze A.M. Eatery has finally made the right decision and landed a primetime spot in the Montrose area. (If only In n Out would follow suit.) Snooze A.M. Eatery began in Denver, Colorado circa 2006. They have locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Texas (Austin & Houston). I actually had a chance to speak with their corporate trainer and she let me know they plan to open a Dallas location next year! They are open 6:30am to 2:30pm daily and as long as you are on the list before 2:30 you will be seated and served.

Food

The menu is very creative. Snooze A.M. Reminds me of Another Broken Egg Cafe but without the old-timer menu options. I enjoyed the creativity and the many options. I usually don’t like expansive menus but the difference between each item is enough to please any brunch goer.


I ordered the Havana Day Dreaming — an open face breakfast sandwich featuring free- range pulled pork, shaved ham, gruyère cheese, homemade pickles, sunny-side up egg with Dijon hollandaise served on a ciabatta roll. People told me about how good the food was here but I thought it was a boost. This was one of the best sandwiches I ever had. The balance of all the flavors come together to create a knife and fork sandwich for the ages. The tender, naturally salted pork combined with the equally tasty gruyère cheese culminates perfectly with the creamy Dijon hollandaise and the yolk from the sunny side up egg. I absolutely loved it.

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Although this place does not have bottomless mimosas…their mimosas are amazingly good and they do have champagne on tap. I need to contact corporate to see how to get one of these for the house (*sets reminder*). I enjoyed 3 of their mimosas, of course, the Original mimosa. I also had the Palomimosa and the Mmm Mmm Mimosa. The Palomimosa consists of champagne, tequila, Saint Germaine Liquer and grapefruit juice. It was a very different taste than anything I’ve had but I enjoyed it, and the mix of all the alcohol will get you where you need to be, as long as you’re ok with 8 bucks a glass. Not a big deal…but you know, bottomless is the Brunchaholics default! The Mmm Mmm Mimosa is just the regular mimosa with pomegranate Liquer added. Good flavor but wasn’t impressed. I might as well have gotten the regular one and called it a day.


Service

I sat at the bar for my first time and loved it. My biggest complaint would be the ridiculous wait. When I first arrived I thought the wait was long because of how long people were eating, but I soon found the bottleneck to be the kitchen. The kitchen takes entirely too long to get food out. While waiting for a seat (2 hours) most of the patrons were not served for 30-40 minutes. If the kitchen cuts that time in half they could gain a lot more business. I mean let’s be honest, it’s breakfast food. It takes little to no time to make.

Even with the lack of kitchen effiency I thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The bar staff was very friendly and accommodating. I will be back to try their Benedict’s and French Toast which I noticed to be the crowd favorite.

Snooze A.M eatery gets a 4 out of 5 from me.

Brunchaholics out!

Pie 314 Lewisville/ The Colony, TX

Pie 314 is hidden in an amazing community in Lewisville/The Colony. As you drive, make sure to take a tour of the houses because they are amazing! I’m talking golf courses and laden landscapes galore. It’s hidden inside a shopping center which is hidden inside the neighborhood. It’s a treasure chest of shopping if you will. The atmosphere is very laid back and open. Outside seating is provided with fans for the hot summer months. It’s a very good place to bring family, whether it be during lunch or dinner. They add a white overlay to the tablecloths for the children for drawing, while waiting on their food. They even have the game Southside similar to Social House that keeps the fun going. This was literally the best service I’ve ever been given by the way —our waiter Shayne, best ever. 


Food

Their brunch menu is simple and straight to the point. I ordered the brisket and biscuits, as well as the breakfast tacos which came highly recommended by the waiter and rightfully so because they were amazing! Such fresh decadent ingredients…and the tacos were top of the line; easily some of the best tacos I’ve ever had.


Now back to the brisket and biscuits….. speechless…and I mean that in a good way. Not only do you get homemade country gravy but you also get brisket in its own BBQ sauce along with your choice style of 2 eggs. I went with the soft scramble with cheese which was incorporated into the meal. I may have been one of the first to order due to the waiter’s confusion initially, but best believe they delivered. In addition to the amazing menu items I had, they also have french toast with captain crunch berries (Inside Out French Toast) and the Killer WitsI will be back to try them all. Their pizza is to die for by the way, and I may have to write a separate blog post just on that.


Libations

$10 bottomless mimosas…what more do I need to say?! I’m almost sure they have an orange juice machine that sprays little amounts into pools of champagne. I mean, they already have my taste buds tingling with the food and now my sobriety is near the edge! The mimosas are banging and you don’t even have to order a brunch entree to enjoy them.


5 out of 5. Pie 314 easily made the Brunchaholics Best of 2016, and we’re not even done for the year!