Seven Monday brunch spots open on Labor Day – Sactown Magazine

Posted in Tattoo Designs on Sep 02, 2017

A look at the latest in local food, dining and drinking news

By Grant Miner

Photo courtesy of LowBrau

LowBrau's chicken and waffles plate

The only thing better than Sunday brunch is Monday brunch on a three-day weekend. Here are seven places serving up everything from custard French toast to watermelon margaritas this Labor Dayto make your end-of-summer hurrah that much sweeter. Read on to find out whats on the menu while youre off the clock.

Cafeteria 15L will be serving up its nostalgic lineup of all-American fare this Labor Day, like mac and cheese, truffle tater tots, chicken-fried steak and wild berry pancakes. Standouts include the chocolate banana waffle with salted caramel sauce and maple cream, and the Mexican breakfast skillet with chicken chorizo, jalapeos and guacamole. Wash those down with a Hot Southern Mary, a Bloody Mary made with bourbon, Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, barbecue sauce and baby corn, or the Morning Glory cocktail with champagne and pomegranate juice. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1116 15th St. 492-1960.

At this midtown hangout, where the walls are covered in oversized tattoo designs, you can sip brunchtime libations like mint Irish coffee and peach-berry sangria while chowing down on a shrimp omelet or the Fork & Knife Sandwich with country-fried steak, two eggs, a slice of American cheese and gravy served between two jalapeo-spiked biscuits. If youre craving something sweeter, order up a stack of chocolate chip pancakes, homemade granola with fresh berries, or French toast made with sweet Kings Hawaiian bread. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 2730 N St. 456-2800.

This popular beer and brat hotspot in midtowns MARRS buildingwhich local artist Maren Conrad splashed with a colorful muralduring the recent Wide Open Walls festivalis serving up a boozy brunch menu with the likes of its Megamosa, a pint of champagne with a splash of OJ, and the Brunch Punch with Prgeist Bavarian whiskey and lemon. Pair a glass with LowBraus gut-busting fare, like its house-made biscuits and sausage or its chicken and waffles with buttermilk-fried chicken thighs, apricot preserves and maple syrup. 10 a.m-2 p.m. 1050 20th St. 706-2636.

Midtowns Magpie, normally closed on Mondays, will openits doors this Labor Day, offering everything from savory bread pudding with bacon to French toast with almond butter. From the umbrella-lined patio along 16th Street, you can people-watch as you sip one of the bars creative brunch cocktails, like the Irish coffee with Tullamore Dew Whiskey and Chocolate Fish Coffee, or the Sacramento Summer with pilsner, mint and lemonade sweetened with Lienerts Honey. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 1601 16th St. 452-7594.

This downtown Winters institution,once featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is known for its hearty fare, like fried chicken and bacon-stuffed waffles with pecan butter and maple syrup, and huevos rancheros with carnitas, black beans and eggs over three corn tostadas. Day-off day drinkers can look forward to Putah Creek Cafes specialty libations, like pomegranate-kiwi mimosas, blackberry-currant sangria and local beer from the likes of Berryessa Brewing Co. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Main St. Winters. 530-795-2682.

Sit back and soak in Southern comfort this Labor Day at The Porch, where your day off can begin with powder sugar-dusted beignets, alongside other classic Dixieland dishes like shrimp and grits, the Biscuit & Brisket, Cajun-fried beets and Tuscaloosa-style fried green tomatoes. Brunch wouldnt be complete without a Southern Mary, made with bacon-infused bourbon and a house-made Bloody Mary mix, or The Porchs Ramos Gin Fizz, a classic New Orleans cocktail with orange flower water, sugar, cream and egg whites. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1815 K St. 444-2423.

Settle under the shade of palm trees and dense foliage at this Land Park mainstay, where international cuisine from Greece to Mexico takes center stage. We love the pozole, a Mexican hominy stew made with pork and chili broth garnished with radishes and salsa. Save room for breakfast staples like Tower Cafes custard French toastwhich made our list of 30 Things Every Sacramentan Must Eatsoaked overnight in sweet vanilla custard. Like any good brunch, Tower Cafe has mimosas and Bloody Marys at the ready, but they also have agua frescas in flavors like papaya raspberry and a sweet almond-chataa twist on horchata made with rum and almond milk. 8 a.m.-3p.m. 1518 Broadway. 441-0222.

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