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Eye-Openers: Breakfast Cocktails

Hair of the dog is just an expression, but it does invoke some witchy concoction that can somehow bring people back from the, uh, dead.

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  • Original Weekender
    FLOYD'S IN VICTORIA
    This old-school bloody is delightfully referred to as the “happy meal.” floydsbar.com
  • Maria Tomatilla
    EAT STREET SOCIAL
    Prairie vodka, infused with peppers, pours into the house-mix with cilantro and tomatillo. eatstreetsocial.com
  • Caraway Shandy
    THE BACHELOR FARMER
    A reminder that the Nordic are more steadfast with juice and bubbles. Like aquavit steadfast. thebachelorfarmer.com
  • Chef's Bloody with Chef Skewer
    HAUTEDISH
    Listen to the chef for a rich breakfast drink and get the skewer, fools. haute-dish.com
  • Turtled Gnome
    THE HAPPY GNOME
    Start with Stoli Salted Caramel. Then add Kahlua, cream, some Left Hand Milk Stout, and you have a sport shake of champions. thehappygnome.com
  • Weekender
    IKE’S FOOD & COCKTAILS
    Have a picnic in a glass. ilikeikes.com
  • Campari & Grapefruit
    RED STAG SUPPERCLUB
    A beautifully bitter and tart tang cuts through all kinds of fog, and hey, a carafe! redstagsupperclub.com
  • Amanda’s Rock N Roller
    BRYANT LAKE BOWL
    You like garlic? Bottoms up. bryantlakebowl.com
  • The Black Plague
    AMSTERDAM BAR AND HALL
    Boilermakers were made for brunching, especially this one of Guinness and Johnny Walker Black. They go together like bacon and eggs, or hung and over. amsterdambarandhall.com

Original Weekender

Floyd’s in Victoria

This old-school bloody is delightfully referred to as the “happy meal.” floydsbar.com

Maria Tomatilla

Eat Street Social

Prairie vodka, infused with peppers, pours into the house-mix with cilantro and tomatillo. eatstreetsocial.com

Caraway Shandy

The Bachelor Farmer

A reminder that the Nordic are more steadfast with juice and bubbles. Like aquavit steadfast. thebachelorfarmer.com

Chef's Bloody with Chef Skewer

HauteDish

Listen to the chef for a rich breakfast drink and get the skewer, fools. haute-dish.com

Turtled Gnome

HauteDish

Start with Stoli Salted Caramel. Then add Kahlua, cream, some Left Hand Milk Stout, and you have a sport shake of champions. thehappygnome.com

Bloody Homer

Icehouse

Sass, thy name is Homer: a bacon bloody topped with a mini-donut. icehousempls.com

Weekender

Ike’s Food && Cocktails

Have a picnic in a glass. ilikeikes.com

Campari & Grapefruit

Red Stag Supperclub

A beautifully bitter and tart tang cuts through all kinds of fog, and hey, a carafe! redstagsupperclub.com

Amanda's Rock N Roller

Bryant Lake Bowl

You like garlic? Bottoms up. bryantlakebowl.com

The Black Plague

Amsterdam Bar and Hall

Boilermakers were made for brunching, especially this one of Guinness and Johnny Walker Black. They go together like bacon and eggs, or hung and over. amsterdambarandhall.com

Pancakes

Pancakes

Whether you call them cakes or flapjacks, there’s no denying the power of the pancake to deliver a gut-filling, heart-warming morning meal. Here's nine critic's picks.

Diners

Diners

Not many people order Adam and Eve on a Raft these days when they want eggs and toast, but there are still pockets of greasy griddle-top cooking that bring you back to simpler days and simpler eggs.

Egg Sandwiches

Egg Sandwiches

A complete dish in your hands, the egg is the perfect food, especially when joined by some melty cheese, perhaps a little salty breakfast meat, and a bit of cheffy bravado.

Coffee Loves Pastry

Coffee Loves Pastry

If you have to grab and go, make it meaningful with both caffeine and pastry groups representing.

Family-Friendly

Family-Friendly

These places know how to make it a good morning for you while keeping the kiddos entranced.

Donuts

Donuts

The humble hunk of sugary fried dough can be as simple as cake or as funky as chai these days. These five represent.

Reservations Required

Reservations Required

Easter and Mother’s Day are the biggest brunch days of the year. Here are the classic spots if you want to call early.

Manly Mornings

Manly Mornings

Meaty and massive are perhaps the two main characteristics of a morning meal that will satisfy a manly appetite. Not that that’s necessarily a gender thing.

Ethnic

Ethnic

Morning is universal. You don’t have to stick with the same old eggs and cakes.

Late Night

Late Night

Tucking into a mess of eggs or stack of cakes at the end of an evening just seems to cap the revelry. Plus, it will carry you through until bloody mary time.

Don’t Diss the Buffet: 3 to Hit

Don’t Diss the Buffet: 3 to Hit

Three different spins on all-you-can eat brunch buffets.

Make the Drive: Worthy One-Offs

Make the Drive: Worthy One-Offs

These breakfast dishes make these dining spots a destination.

Andrew Zimmern: Make The Most of The Most Important Meal

Andrew Zimmern: Make The Most of The Most Important Meal

Three-egg omelets were fine when you filled up and headed outdoors to earn your living, but now we need more balance.

Beth Dooley: What’s So Special About Al’s Breakfast?

Beth Dooley: What’s So Special About Al’s Breakfast?

It has been six decades since the original Al—Al Bergstrom—started flipping hash in an 11-foot storage shed squeezed in the alley.

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