So much for things being easy like Sunday morning. With the announcement of two new Sunday brunches, one at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and the other at BLT Steak, decisions just got a whole lot harder. For some, however, it's a no brainer.
At Michael's, it's a la carte from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring everything from classic egg dishes to more Schwartzified plates including wild salmon fennel hash served with fried egg and a fried egg sandwich on homemade rosemary crumpet with cheddar and choice of house smoked bacon or homemade sausage. Save room for dessert as pastry master Hedy Goldsmith has a serious selection of sweets including homemade doughnuts with jelly or cream, sour cherry chocolate chip scones, homemade pop-tarts, and red velvet cupakes. Forget the cannoli, though, and don't forget the cocktails—The Genuine Bloody Mary, Zyr vodka, fresh horseradish and honey; The Sombrita, Sombra Mezcal, agave, fresh pineapple/cucumber/jalapeno juice and fresh ground cardamom; and The Newgroni, Campari, Calvados, fresh apple/pear juice, thyme infused simple syrup, splash of soda and a dash of Orange bitters. Bottom's up!
BLT Steak's brunch ain't too shabby either, offering a $24 prix-fixe menu from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. that also includes one free Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or White Peach Bellini. For the Laurent Tourondel twist on brunch, there's the BLT Popover Poached Eggs with spinach, ham, bacon Bechamel and gruyere on the restaurant's habit-forming popovers. Signature lunch items include the Black Angus burger, SoBe Burrito, Ham and Cheese Croque Monsieur. Not included? Slimming bikini to wear when you take your food coma across the street to the beach.