Breakfast? Lunch? Or Brunch?
Are we meeting for breakfast? Or lunch? And many of us may agree, let’s do meet for BRUNCH! We all love brunch, am I right? Well… some may prefer breakfast or lunch.
But before going to the list, let me talk a little bit about brunch. As we may all have known, brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, generally served from 10am up to 2pm, and often paired with some alcoholic drinks like Champagne/ Mimosas or Bloody Marys. It was reportedly first used in print in 1895 British publication, Hunter’s Weekly article: “Brunch: A Plea,” by British writer Guy Beringer.
“Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a post-church ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting.”
— William Grimes, “At Brunch, The More Bizarre, The Better” New York Times, 1998
Beringer also wrote, “It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” And I just couldn’t agree more!
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Here are a few reasons why I love Brunch on weekends:
- I can sleep a little bit longer and still make it for brunch. Who doesn’t love an extended sleep after a busy week or a long Friday/ Saturday night?
- I can pig out without feeling guilty! It is breakfast and lunch after all. Something sweet or something savory…or both? Your choice…
- It can include a guilt-free Mimosa or Bloody Mary and who doesn’t want some booze on a brunch? No judgement here!
- There is no rush! There’s time to chat, enjoy the meal and enjoy the company. Everyone would agree that after a long week of hard work (or not;) ) we all owe it to ourselves to have a great time with our friends and family.
- They are often great value for your money. Many restaurants offer some awesome brunch deals, so it’s a no-brainer why we all obviously love brunch
Most restaurants serve brunch menus on weekends but either you go for breakfast or lunch or brunch, these restaurants listed below are must-try:
Legacy Hall is about to become your new favorite brunch spot! At Legacy Hall, they cater to every brunch and breakfast craving known to (wo)mankind. Whether you’re dreaming of Chicken and Waffles or a savory Crepe, they’ve got you covered. And most importantly…. don’t forget the champagne…orange juice is optional.
Detour wine bar on the first floor is where you can find an array of juices to mix with your bubbles, including Orange juice, Grapefruit, Pineapple, and Cranberry. Don’t miss it Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the best part — they’re only $5 each! #brunchgoals Whether you live at Windhaven Park apartments or somewhere else, the brunches are worth the effort and short drive time!
Plus, it’s the perfect kid-friendly spot! They have an array of kid-approved menu items that will leave your little one smiling.
Where is Legacy Hall?
7800 Windrose Ave, Plano, TX 75024
The paths that brought chefs Tom Fleming and Carl Strelecki together started from a relationship born over 16 years ago. Working together at Lombardi Mare, Tom as the Executive Chef and Carl as his apprentice, they quickly realized a strong common denominator; they were both inspired by their mothers’ cooking. This inspiration translated to many fundamental values shared between them; simple ingredients, delicious food, and value-driven dishes. Over the years, their roads would continue to cross as they again worked together at several notable restaurants and hotels, including Central 214 at Hotel Palomar. The final juncture came when this complementary pair realized it was time for them to take the ultimate step, opening their own restaurant.
ABOUT TOM FLEMING
Chef Tom Fleming brings a depth of experience to his culinary savvy including education, international assignments and knowledge of local flavors that would rival any Texas-born cuisinier. Directly upon graduation from Kendall College, Fleming moved to France where he staged at Paul Bocuse and L’Auberge de l’Ille. Back in Chicago, he then worked under the tutelage of his mentor Chef Jean Joho at Everest. After five years at Everest, Fleming opened Brasserie Jo for Joho, which later won the James Beard Foundation Award for “Best New Restaurant.”
In 1997, Fleming moved to Dallas, cultivating his career as Chef de Cuisine at Mediterraneo and Executive Chef of Riviera. Fleming’s position and contribution to other Dallas restaurants included Lombardi Mare, Lobster Ranch, Old Hickory at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center and Central 214 at the Hotel Palomar.
Though Fleming began with classical French cooking studies at Kendall College, he is now part of a restaurant movement peeling off the white gloves, clearing the table of crystal goblets and silver, and putting out hearty, comforting American bistro fare. His dishes are simple, homey, and nostalgic.
Where is Crossroads Diner?
17194 Preston Rd #101, Dallas, TX 75248
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North Texas’ premier dining and entertainment destination now offers a weekend brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2 p.m. at all PINSTACK locations.
The new menu features classic brunch recipes and plates ideal for sharing—from the gigantic PINSTACKED Pancake Tower to the hearty Early Bird Skillet, delectable Stuffed French Toast and the healthy Energizer.
Whether guests are fueling up (or winding down) from a challenging game of laser tag or bowling or just stop in to enjoy our chef-inspired brunch, the menu is also stacked with a variety of a la carte options, including a colossal muffin, bacon, skillet potatoes, and fruit & granola parfait. As for brunchtime beverages, PINSTACK serves Mimosa Carafes and have a Bloody Mary Bar complete with over-the-top garnishes.
Where is Pinstack?
Plano: 6205 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75024
Allen: 635 N. Central Expy, Allen, TX 75013
You can find them online at their Website
Up Inspired Kitchen
UP Inspired Kitchen was founded by a momma, so no wonder Plano Moms LOVE this sunny spot at the corner of Lebanon and the Tollway.
Owned by Rachel Phillips-Luther and her husband, Mike, UP’s mission is to “inspire to you feel your best, so you can BE YOUR BEST.”
Rachel (who goes by Rae) was previously the CMO of Zoë’s Kitchen. She took her love of Zoë’s clean approach and added sunny vibes, a stellar patio, a playhouse, toy cabinet, and breakfast! (the mimosa sampler can’t be missed!)
UP Inspired Kitchen is open from 7 AM to 3 PM daily and offers a great selection of salads, wraps, breakfast faves, sandwiches, and smoothies served in a fast-casual setting. We also have a FULL espresso bar. No more waiting in line at Starbucks- just order online from UP! Paleo, keto, gluten free and Whole 30 fans will fall in love too because they offer so many items to meet your needs.
You’ll certainly feel UP every time you visit because you can enjoy a delicious meal, with no added sugar or processed ingredients AND kids LOVE UP TOO! They play, while you chill. Kid Tip: Their UP Cakes are a favorite, and they’ll even add a sparkler if you tell them it’s your birthday!
Tis the Season to plan your Holiday Party! Did you know you can reserve Up Inspired Kitchen after 4pm for your special occasion event?
Make your next event perfect with UP! Reserve our space or let them bring the party to you! Ask for details or inquire online at www.upinspiredkitchen.com.
Don’t forget about our Mommy Meet Up Mondays!
Mention Plano Moms and get half-price specialty coffees, $2 mimosas, $5 Up Cakes and $3 Kid Cakes for your littles every Monday!
So plan to spend more than a few mornings at UP with your friends this Holiday Season
Where is Up Inspired Kitchen?
Shops of Starwood, 5285 North Dallas Parkway Suite 400, Frisco 75034
And here are some Plano Moms Favorite Restaurants for Breakfast/Brunch around Plano:
(please keep us posted if we are missing your favorites)
- Allen Cafe
- Another Broken Egg
- Bonnie Ruth’s Neighborhood Bistro
- Black Walnut Cafe
- Benedict’s Restaurant
- Barney’s Brunch House
- Blue Goose Cantina
- Blue Mesa Grill
- Bread Winner’s Cafe & Bakery
- Cafe Mila
- Cafe Gecko
- CraftWay Kitchen
- Coffee House
- Eggsquisite Cafe
- Edith’s French Cafe
- Eddie’s Diner
- Egg & I
- Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie
- First Watch
- Hot Pancakes
- Into my Garden Tea Room
- Kelly’s at the Village
- Lazy Dog Restaurant
- Lily’s Cafe
- La Madeline French Bakery & Cafe
- Maple Leaf Diner
- Main Street
- Mexican Sugar
- Norma’s Café
- Original Pancake House
- Ozona Grill & Bar
- Poor Richards Cafe
- Snooze, an AM eatery
- Starwood Cafe
- Southern Recipes Grill
- Sixty Vines
- Sunview Cafe
- Taco Crush
- The Heritage Table
- Tony’s Cafe
- The Biscuit Bar
- The Porch
- Two Bros
- Two Rows Classic Grill
- Union Bear
- Uncle Julio’s
- Whiskey Cake
- Whistle Britches
If you love to eat, check out our other ideas!