Brunch – that whimsical gastronomical delight that is part breakfast fare with a bit of luncheon cuisine; often accompanied by Mimosas or Bloody Marys, and shared with friends and family – especially on Sundays, a day seemingly dedicated to the much-celebrated, long and lazy, late-morning meal.
Las Vegas abounds with infinite brunch possibilities – bottomless mimosas, stacks of fluffy pancakes, decadent egg dishes and sweet pastries await you.
Head to Downtown Las Vegas where some of world’s most talented, innovative young chefs are staking their claim on the city’s culinary scene. At Eureka!, in the Emergency Arts Building on Fremont St., the Bread Pudding French toast smothered in fresh berries and whiskey crème anglaise has locals clamoring for more. If your brunch desires run more toward the traditional there’s the classic three-egg breakfast or Six-Pack Breakfast Burrito. On Saturdays and Sundays opt for the $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. And, be sure to grab a table by the huge windows overlooking Fremont St. for optimal people watching.
Bringing a laid-back vibe to East Fremont St. is Park on Fremont – where patrons sip specialty Bloody Marys from mason jars. This Instagram-worthy hipster haven entices the taste-buds with Lemon Ricotta Pancakes or Garbage Fries covered with a fried egg, melted cheese, bacon and more! The eclectic brunch menu also includes items like Beef Satay and Kale + Quinoa Salad. In addition to the 2,500-square-foot interior, the lush-garden patios beguile the senses with plants and flowers that create objects d’art creating a relaxed weekend-brunch atmosphere. Dogs are welcome to pull up a water bowl on the front patio. Remember to look up for Cinderella-style carriage on the rooftop or take a peek around for the adult-size teeter-totter.
With more than 150 restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas choosing just one is impossible. So why not check out all of them – after all there are 52 weekends a year for fun and food! Here are a couple more to add to your list. Anthony Bourdain and the New York Times both checked in at Makers & Finders in downtown’s Arts District (and Summerlin). This hot spot serves up Latin comfort food like Arepa Eggs Benedict, Latin Hash and Chicken Tinga omelets. Wash it down with a Lavender mimosa or a Mexican Spiced Latte. At Eat. on Carson St. crowd picks include the Huevos Motulenos and Shrimp & Grits. If you’re in the mood for something a little more lunch-y try eats’ Killer Grilled Cheese accompanied by (what else) a cup of tomato soup!
Regulars at Truffles N Bacon Cafe have been known to suggest menu additions to the chef – and just like that it’s on the menu. Even the Food Network’s Ginormous Food Show got in on the action to help create The Belly Of The Beast, a ginormous 10-1/2 pound burger with four eggs. This favorite brunch spot features breakfast and lunch all day long. Mac & Cheese for breakfast – no problem. French Toast with passion fruit or pancakes with blueberries at 2 p.m. – even better. Be sure and try the bacon jam. Squeeze In’s packed, multi-page menu states right on the cover “Best Omelets on the planet! – outrageous guarantee, you’ll love our food or it’s free” – need we say more!
And finally, unleash your inner diva at one of the city’s fabulously extravagant drag brunches. Treasure Island’s Senor Frog’s Drag Brunch features stars from Ru Paul’s Drag Race who take the stage for a brunch filled with over-the-top live entertainment while you dine. Shows sell out fast so get your tickets early. At DW Bistro, Las Vegas’ own diva-licious Frank Marino brings his troupe of Celebrity Drag Queen performers to the Diva-licious Brunch – you never know who might show up. In February Debbie Gibson made an unscheduled appearance singing from tabletops. Watch for the dates of these must-experience performances.