12 hearty brunches in Houston to recharge your batteries on New Year’s Day


Those who choose to party on New Years Eve will inevitably need food to alleviate the effects of the night’s binge. Fortunately, Houston restaurants are ready to serve with black-eyed peas and lots of dog hair.

This list may not be exhaustive, but it covers a range of cuisines and prices. Look at this as a humble attempt to help Houstonians get the year off to a good start.

Bosscat cooking and libations. Known for its lively brunch that features a live DJ and decadent dishes like French toast with fruit, a burger with donut bread and a chicken fried steak, Bosscat will help ease a hangover with its Wake Up Call cocktail. of vodka, black coffee liqueur and Irish Cream.

Dog house. The two hot-dog-oriented restaurant chain sites will have a Hangover Burger special on New Years Day. Get the burger, topped with bacon, chili, cheese and a fried egg, and a 16-ounce can from Pabst Blue Ribbon for only $ 5.99.

Hugo’s. Restaurant Vuelve a la Vida’s signature brunch (back to life) has a mouth-watering array of Mexican-inspired fare for $ 24 per adult and $ 15 per child, leaving plenty of cash for a cocktail or two. Viento’s live music creates a festive atmosphere. Reservations strongly recommended.

hungry. Both locations for this favorite local brunch will feature flights of mimosa and spiked lattes that pair well with dishes such as crab cakes, egg benedict, croissant French toast, Tex-Mex omelet, etc. Specialties for children and vegan. Bring the kids for fun and let them enjoy mini chocolate chip waffles, a breakfast sandwich and more. Brunch is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hungry like a wolf. The 80’s dinner will serve breakfast and mimosas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Try the “Purple Rain” waffles made with blueberries and vanilla frosting or the Texan omelette.

But. The newly opened restaurant on Memorial Drive will serve an a la carte brunch featuring dishes such as pozle, shrimp empanadas, huevos divorciados. Reservations recommended.

Monkey tail. Former CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Bar of the Year winner will be closed on New Years Eve, but that just means more fun on New Years Day. Look for $ 15 decanters of mimosa, $ 11 carajillo martinis and dishes such as sopes (topped with eggs, beans, chorizo, avocado and gravy) and chicken and waffles. In addition, DJ FXBox will be running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The original Ninfa. Both Tex-Mex staple sites will feature red chili pork posole alongside their traditional brunch offerings.

Rainbow flag. The venerable Houston Restaurant will serve New Years Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for a Gulf Coast inspired menu that includes dishes such as Lobster and Avocado Quarter Salad, Fried Texas Quail Bites and Benedict Braised Bison Short Ribs, as well as traditional favorites like Okra. duck and peas with black eyes.

Rejoicing in Richmond. Catch all of the New Years college football games at this sports bar while enjoying a $ 5 Bloody Mary bar and menu of raised bar fare.

Traveler’s table. Fresh out of an appearance on Diners, drive-ins and dives, the eclectic Montrose restaurant will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feast on dishes such as crab samosas, French toast with custard, and shrimp and oatmeal, all of which can be paired with the wide selection of cocktails.

Weight + Measures. Also recently featured on “Triple D,” the Midtown favorite is welcoming 2022 with its popular Disco Brunch. After all, champagne tastes best when sipped under a mirror ball. Costumes and reservations are both strongly encouraged.


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