In everyday life, the rush and push of getting things done can get in the way of a long, leisurely breakfast, which then can slide into a comfortable long lunch. When you have a moment to slow down, the beauty of brunch comes into play.
Brunch is that long meal slightly after the normal breakfast hour and way before lunchtime that combines everything that is lovely about sharing a meal – you typically are with friends or family, you nosh on everything in sight and you slow down enough to chew, chat and catch up. In other words, brunch is a mealtime celebration.
But with the coronavirus having everyone at home, the tradition of eating out and taking time to have a conversation in person is somewhat lost. But you can recreate some of it in small groups or with the proper social distancing thanks to these tasty carry-out options.
Here are five places that make great specialty brunches for big holidays or just have an amazing breakfast/lunch menu every day of the week. When properly combined, you can create an unforgettable brunch or go with their set suggestions. Any way you slice it, eating together and eating well will lift spirits and fill bellies.
Andiamo: This restaurant creates lush brunch options for major events, such as Mother’s Day or Easter, that feature a feast. The food is decadent and definitely will fill your table as well as your stomach. Every bite is something to savor because of the great seasoning, ingredient selection, creativity and devotion to the details. It’s not the least expensive option, but it will not only be memorable it likely will offer lots of leftovers if you’re doing it with a small group.
Hudson Café and Jagged Fork: There are a lot of reasons why these two sister restaurants have legions of loyal fans. The food at both of these restaurants, one in Detroit and the other in Grosse Pointe, has been consistently innovative as well as flavorful. Grab a number of the dishes for a great sampler or select from the fluffy pancakes or the big waffles for a great meal.
Brooklyn Street Local: There are places in Detroit that ask for a second, third and beyond meal so you can try everything on the menu. This is that kind of place. Once again, there are so many loyal fans of this restaurant that you know the food has to be good. Try mixing up some savory dishes with the sweet just for a bountiful array of tastes.
Dime Store: Duck, anyone? Yes, Dime Store brings that lavish feel to breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are varieties of plates here for every family member, whether it is the kids who want finger food or the parents who want something unique. The menu is varied enough that everyone in the group will enjoy the bold creations it offers.
Folk: The breakfasts here look and feel so homemade, and that is a huge compliment. The slices of toast aren’t thin and wimpy; they are cut thick and you can slather them in rich jam or creamy butter. The potatoes are hand sliced so they’re inconsistent but consistently tender. Every dish makes you start to drool and ask the person who has it what it taste like, so you know this would make for a great brunch selection.