Nothing makes me want to day drink like the holidays. Unfortunately our fair city has an law that you can't imbibe on Sunday morning before 1:00 pm, which is absolutely nonsensical if you think about it because everyone knows that Sunday is a prime day for brunch, and brunch in a prime excuse for drinking before noon, and the serious alcoholics obviously will bring a flask anyway. Fortunately, if you can hold out until after 1pm, Maker's Mark Lounge, on 4th Street, has your back.
Maker's Mark Lounge is serving brunch every Sunday from 11am to 4pm, and they are offering what I consider a magnificent deal--$10.00 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. I don't know about you, but those little $5 mimosas from normal brunch places add up fast for those of us with hole-y livers and family Christmas gatherings to avoid.
The new brunch menu will feature items created by Chef Allen Sims. This menu has pumpkin waffles with honey butter and bourbon maple syrup (why didn't I ever think to add bourbon to maple syrup before? that icy sweet maple syrup taste will go perfect with warm bourbon, provided Chef Sims does not make the dreadful mistake of using fake maple flavored syrup instead of the real deal!) and cinnamon rolls with bourbon vanilla frosting. If you're in the mood for something less sweet, there is also a chorizo omelet and country ham with green tomatoes, to name a few options.
All joking aside (I am not really a day drinker, nor do I wish to avoid my family!) this brunch sounds fantastic! The fun begins this coming Sunday, December 9.
photo: Elizabeth Orrick
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