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Del Frisco’s Grille for Lunch

What’s better than a free brunch at the new Del Frisco’s Grille?  Not much!      Hubbard and I were treated this Saturday and loved every bite.  This is the steakhouse’s answer to a bar and grill.  Very stylish and a great location.  The patios is spacious.  They even have an patio upstairs in their second dining area.  Bonus:  they serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  I love that.  I’m always craving something delicious on Saturday afternoons.  I think if you see the pictures you’ll be craving it, too!

I’m a sucker for deviled eggs.  With truffle-chive vinaigrette?  Are you kidding?

Hubbard is still talking about these cheesesteak eggrolls.  They really were delicious.  Tender beef.  Cheesy, crunchy.  Great idea.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Carbonara Flatbread.  Isn’t it lovely?  Prosciutto, Parmesan, cracked black pepper cream sauce.  Kind of like a ham and egg pizza but better.  And we still haven’t gotten to the the entrees yet.

Want a drink?  How about that white Sangria?  So light and refreshing.  Makes you want to drink it all day!  The Bloody Mary comes with a tray of garnishes that you can use to fix up your own glass.  I never got to that because I was actually just interested in tasting the mix.  I hate a dull Bloody Mary and this one was nothing but dull.  Not too spicy, still full of flavor.  Of course, the brunch punch isn’t too bad either.

Bacardi, Malibu, orange and pineapple juices, grenadine… yum!

When I go to a new place for brunch I always try the Benedict.  This one was particularly good.

Sitting atop white cheddar and scallion biscuits, topped with chipotle hollandaise, the eggs were perfectly prepared.  I’m pretty picky about poached eggs.  This was a great entree and very filling.  Hubbard had to try the chicken fried steak.  He makes a mean chicken fried steak here at our house.  So, he can be critical when it comes to CFS.  Not much to complain about when it’s made from ribeye!

The chorizo gravy gave a nice full flavor to the dish.  Hub liked it a lot.  The steak was very tender and not chewy or fatty at all.  And yes, the crust says on the meat when you cut into it!  Delicious fries.

Yes, they are really called Sea Salt and Parmesan Frites.  Call them whatever you want.  They’re really good.  Maybe not as good as the desserts.  But, damn close!

This was my favorite.  Coconut cream pie.  Delicious!

Bread pudding?

Lemon cake?

Oh, come on!  You know you want it!  We’ll be going back for sure!

Idle Rich Pub for Brunch

We’ve kind of gotten hooked on this place for brunch.  I love their mussels.  But, the eggs benedict is pretty damn good, too.  The hash browns have a nice little crunch to them.  And you can’t beat the $3 Bloody Mary!

Hattie’s Tomato Bisque

I’ll tell you what, Hattie’s makes some seriously good tomato bisque.  In fact, it turned out to be the highlight of my brunch.  The Bloody Mary wasn’t too bad either. 

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Sorry about the sloppy bowl.  I think I ended up with a bowl instead of a cup.  This was a lot of soup.  So delicious and creamy.  The little grilled cheese sandwich on the side of the bowl was a little cold.  Still, a tasty garnish. 

My Hangtown Scramble looked good.  Topped with what was described as bacon-wrapped fried oysters and hollandaise, how could it go wrong?  Well, the oysters seemed to be fried oyster croquettes wrapped in bacon.  There was definitely some kind of breading involved and I never could really identify an oyster.  It was fine.  But, frankly, it wasn’t what I thought I was ordering.

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Looks good, though, doesn’t it?  Did I mention that they make really terrific Bloody Marys?