If you are like me, dinner and lunch are nice, but there is nothing like a good brunch to kick off your Saturday or Sunday. In this first installment of our new blogs series, “Got the Brunchies?” we will guide you through brunch in Orlando’s Thorton Park neighborhood.
Orlando’s hottest new restaurant, serving up traditional southern food in nontraditional ways, has quickly become a local favorite for dinner but it’s their brunch that always keeps me coming back. Small plates feature scrumptious dishes like the Slow-Roasted BBQ Glazed Pork Belly Biscuits with jalapeno jelly, the crab stuffed deviled duck eggs with crisp bacon, lemon and truffle and the ham hock skillet hash browns with a fried egg. For your main dish, you cannot go wrong with the southern-fried quail and toasted pecan waffles or lobster eggs benedict served over biscuits. Don’t forget a side of the baked cheddar grits with Andouille crumble
A block away from the fantastic Sunday morning Lake Eola farmers market, City Fish provides a great atmosphere to have brunch with a big group of friends and watch NFL football games late into the afternoon. Crab cake benedict and French toast stuffed with Florida Strawberries and Mascarpone cheese are local favorites, but it’s the pitchers of mimosas with over 10 different types of juices to choose from that keep them coming back.
Featuring fresh ingredients and local fare, Dexter’s is always sure to provide a good meal, no matter what you order. The Blackened shrimp and jack cheese grits are a must try and the quiche of the day is always the perfect blend of fluffiness, egg and crust.
Mucho Tequila and Tacos
This funky cantina is the perfect way to put a tex-mex spin on your brunch. If you want a messy, big, cheesy, melty way to soothe a late Saturday night, Mucho is the place. Their BYOB (build your own burrito) gives you the control to make tortilla perfecton. El Borracho, also known as “The Hangover Killer” is a great way to recover from your late night. If you’re feeling up to it, a margarita is always a great choice at Mucho.