By Molly Dunn
By Molly Dunn
By Kaitlin Steinberg
By Molly Dunn
By Kaitlin Steinberg
By Kaitlin Steinberg
By Kaitlin Steinberg
By Molly Dunn
On the MenuSome of you may be wondering, "When is Easter?" And I bet those of you who gave something up for Lent know exactly when Easter is (you've been counting down the days). Well, this holiday is Sunday, April 20, and the best way to celebrate any weekend holiday is with brunch, no?
Many restaurants in our city and its environs are hosting Easter brunches, and some are offering dinner, too. To help make your life easier when deciding where to dine out this Easter, we've compiled a list of restaurants offering specials meals. As always, make your reservations sooner rather than later to ensure that you, your family and your friends have somewhere to eat. So hop to it and check out our guide to Easter dining.
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295
12637 Westheimer, 713-334-7295
At the Woodway location, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen will host an Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $19.95. The brunch includes a made-to-order breakfast station complete with pancakes, huevos con chorizo and chilaquiles. Customize your omelette with a variety of toppings, including ham, cheese, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños and bacon. Other options at the buffet include a street-taco station (breakfast tacos or savory lunch tacos); a salad station; an "Enchilada Extravaganza Station" with five of Sylvia's enchiladas of the week; and, of course, a dessert station serving tres leches, chocolate tres leches, flan and fresh fruit. Add a mimosa to your meal for $5.
The Westheimer location will offer a weekend breakfast on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each item is priced à la carte. Choices include (but are not limited to) huevos a la mexicana (scrambled eggs with diced onion, tomato and fresh jalapeño) for $8.50, papas con huevos (potatoes with scrambled eggs) for $8.50 and carne asada con huevos for $11.50. Add a mimosa for $5.
1300 Lamar, 713-276-4700
Quattro will host a special Easter Sunday brunch complete with breakfast stations serving all the classics like eggs, bacon, toast and pastries, as well as more savory stations serving sushi and antipasti. There will also be carving stations. Chefs will prepare extra-special items like Peking duck and poached eggs with caviar. Throw in a mimosa or Bloody Mary, and sweets from Araya Artisan Chocolates, for an excellent Easter meal. The buffet is available from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, and costs $89 per adult (Bloody Marys, mimosas and Champagne included). Children ages six to 12 can dine for $39, and they get ice cream and milkshakes. The Easter bunny will be at the brunch, too!
1103 Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Backstreet Cafe will serve a three-course Easter brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20. After munching on free cheese straws, enjoy an appetizer of oyster chowder; watercress vichyssoise; a spinach and Gruyère quiche tart; or a salad of sugar snap peas, asparagus, radishes and mint, tossed in a green herb vinaigrette. Enjoy dishes such as braised lamb shank served with a spring vegetable risotto, or shrimp and grits cakes with two poached eggs topped with a red pepper and andouille hollandaise. End on a sweet note with blackberry and peach cobbler, banana cream pie or butterscotch bread pudding. This Easter brunch costs $48 per adult and $15 per child ten years and younger. Enjoy a day on the patio with live jazz and an Easter egg hunt for the kids.
2200 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 160, 713-622-9996
Feast on a variety of Mexican seafood dishes at Caracol on Sunday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for $45 per adult and $15 per child ages 12 and under. Chef Hugo Ortega will prepare a buffet featuring items such as fish and shrimp enchiladas, tostadas de chorizo con huevo, chorizo y papas, empanadas, seafood-stuffed poblanos and chicharrones stews. Round out the meal with a cocktail, Mexican coffee and hot chocolate, and a couple of Mexican pastries or cookies from Hugo's brother, pastry chef Ruben Ortega.
1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
For $39 per adult and $15 per child ten years and younger, you can enjoy an Easter brunch buffet filled with traditional Mexican dishes, desserts and cocktails. The Hugo's house band, Viento, will provide live music while you and your family enjoy exquisite dishes from chef Hugo Ortega. Stick around for the Easter egg hunt!
Cook & Collins
2416 Brazos, Suite C, 832-701-1973
From 9:30 a.m. till 4 p.m., Cook & Collins will serve an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 20, complete with special Easter cocktails, such as the Chocolate Bunny Martini with whipped vodka, dark-chocolate Godiva liqueur, marshmallows and shaved chocolate, for $11. Special Easter brunch items include deviled eggs with sun-dried-tomato jam and Canadian bacon, a strawberry salad and roasted lamb served with a minted quinoa salad, marinated tomatoes, pickled onion and cucumber yogurt. Satisfy your sweet tooth with gingersnap waffles served with strawberries and pink lemonade cream for $10, or Fat Elvis pancakes (banana pancakes topped with peanut butter, smoked bacon and banana syrup) for $13. While there are plenty of indulgent options, such as buffalo chili cheese fries topped with eggs and hot sauce, or the BBQ Breakfast with pork belly, root beer BBQ, macaroni and cheese, a blackberry muffin and cinnamon crumble, Cook & Collins also offers a three-egg white omelette with spinach, herbed mushrooms, onion, feta and kale, served with smashed home fries and fruit.
Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen
2327 Post Oak Boulevard, 713-871-8883
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Kenny & Ziggy's for Easter this year. The New York deli will serve house specialties like its ginormous sandwiches, stuffed cabbage, Hungarian goulash, and chopped liver for lunch and dinner. Top off lunch or dinner with a New York-style cheesecake or an éclair. Start the morning off with homemade cheese blintzes served with your choice of strawberry or blueberry preserves for breakfast.
1985 Welch, 713-533-0200
Mockingbird Bistro will offer a three-course Easter menu served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $59 per adult and $25 per child 12 and younger. Start the meal with asparagus risotto and maple-glazed Texas quail, a spring pea soufflé with jumbo lump crab or beef carpaccio with a Parmesan vinaigrette, and grilled sourdough bread. Choose from roasted pork chops with scrambled eggs; braised collards and smoked grits; roasted half chicken with a fricassee of wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, creamed corn and thyme jus; or an American Kobe burger with foie gras served on a Slow Dough onion bun for the main course. Finish the meal with Granny Smith apple bread pudding and cinnamon ice cream, a Godiva white chocolate cheesecake with strawberry compote, crème brûlée with espresso chocolate chip cookies, or flourless chocolate cake served with white chocolate ice cream.
2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
From 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Prego will offer a three-course Easter brunch for $42 per person. Begin with pan-roasted Gulf crab cakes with avocado and scallion cream, followed by chicken piccata with a savory waffle and house-made basil syrup, or Parmesan-crusted red snapper served with Gulf shrimp, cherry heirloom tomatoes, sautéed spinach and penne. Dessert is a trio of miniature sweets: chocolate cake, tiramisu and strawberry shortcake.
6550 Bertner, 713-749-0400
Take the family to Trevisio for Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $45 per adult and $16 per child ages six to 12; children younger than six eat for free. Trevisio will offer a cold buffet featuring items such as assorted yogurts with homemade granola, caprese salad, breads and pastries, cheeses, fruits and smoked salmon. Enjoy scrambled eggs, cinnamon raisin French toast, pan-seared salmon, butternut squash risotto and polenta from the hot buffet, and don't forget the desserts. Trevisio will offer a variety of mini pastries like chocolate truffles, éclairs, brownies, Godiva chocolate cheesecake and biscotti.
2200 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 140, 713-993-9898
Osteria Mazzantini will serve a three-course Easter brunch for $59 per adult and $25 per child. Begin with antipasti of Italian pastries like cornetti, sfogliatelli, ricotta doughnuts and panettone, followed by a second course of slow-roasted leg of lamb with roast potatoes, prosciutto, artichokes and pan jus. Then end the meal on a sweet note with honey-vanilla panna cotta and strawberries.
5114 Kirby, 713-522-5888
Enjoy an Easter brunch at Amazon Grill from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a variety of classic Amazón Grill dishes. Adults eat for $20 each, children 12 and under for $10.
2040 West Gray, 832-200-1492
21 Waterway, 281-367-1492
This Easter, each Américas location offers a brunch for $49 per person from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. featuring more than 60 dishes from the restaurant, as well as endless Bloody Marys, mojitos, sangria and mimosas.
2055 Westheimer, 713-527-8300
9705 Westheimer, 713-952-1988
1520 Lake Pointe, Suite 500, Sugar Land, 832-532-5300
947 North Gessner, Suite B290, 713-231-1352
Each Churrascos location will serve Easter brunch from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will offer endless morning libations of Bloody Marys, mojitos, sangria and mimosas. Pair these with any of the 60 classic dishes from Churrascos. Brunch is $39 per person.
945 Gessner, 281-501-4350
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., you and your family can feast on a variety of brunch options, like omelettes, eggs Benedict, pastries and muffins, grilled mahimahi, roasted fingerling potatoes and strip loin of beef. The kids will love dipping strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows, bananas and dried apricots into the chocolate fountain. 024 Grille will also serve petits fours, macaroons, truffles, cakes, and fruit and white chocolate mousse parfaits for dessert. The brunch costs $55 for adults, $45 for seniors and $25 for children six to 12 years, and is free for children five and under.
51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge
5115 Westheimer, 713-963-8067
For $45 per adult, 51Fifteen will offer an Easter brunch complete with carving stations, an omelette station and a crepe station so you can build your own crepe.
2248 Texas, Sugar Land, 281-903-7324
Blu will serve its signature brunch menu on Easter featuring items such as crab cakes Benedict, three-cheese omelettes and the wild mushroom quiche. Pair your meal with a complimentary cocktail like a Bloody Mary, mimosa, screwdriver or cucumber lemonade.
1962 West Gray, 713-524-1919
Along with the Easter brunch and dinner at Brasserie 19, you can enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $48 and Far Niente Chardonnay for $43.
Étoile Cuisine et Bar
1101-11 Uptown Park Boulevard, 832-668-5808
For $48 per person (a kids' menu is available), you and your family can enjoy a three-course Easter brunch featuring a crab and avocado salad, smoked salmon with asparagus, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, and the famous foie gras au torchon for the first course. Move on to lemon sole with roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, sugar snap peas, fried capers and lemon brown butter, or braised beef short ribs hash with a poached egg, mashed potatoes and greens for the second course. End on a sweet note with a warm chocolate tart; lime and vanilla cheesecake with a strawberry marmalade and blueberry sorbet; milk chocolate mousse with toasted rice ice cream; or a cheese plate with three imported cheeses, dried fruit and bread.
Fogo de Chão
8520 Westheimer, 713-978-6500
If your favorite part of Easter dinner is the meat, then head to Fogo de Chão, where you will be able to dine on an endless amount of meat served gaúcho-style. Enjoy picanha sirloin, filet mignon, chicken-wrapped bacon, pork ribs, and a variety of seafood during the Easter lunch or dinner. Pair those meats with the warm cheese bread and anything on the seemingly endless salad bar. Don't forget about the South American flan or molten chocolate cake for dessert. Adults eat for $51.50, children ages seven to 12 for half off and children ages six and under for free.
1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020
Cadillac Bar will serve an Easter brunch from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 20. Enjoy a buffet featuring eggs Benedict, beef empanadas, tacos, pasta, omelettes and a multitude of desserts for $26.99 per adult, $16.99 for seniors and $8.99 for children.
240 Westheimer, 713-360-6313
For $45 (children eat for $15 each), you and your family can enjoy an Easter brunch at L'Olivier from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20. Begin the meal with house-made pâté of chicken liver, or shrimp cocktail and spicy horseradish sauce, followed by crab cakes Benedict with a poached egg and paprika hollandaise sauce, or chicken and waffles with Brussels sprouts, a poached egg and parmesan hollandaise. Finish it all off with a crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, marquise chocolate or roquefort terrine for dessert.
4715 Westheimer, 713-622-3663
5222 Seawall, Galveston, 409-740-8605
9595 Six Pines, The Woodlands, 281-419-4252
Grotto will offer an Easter brunch featuring its signature Bellini for $5 on Sunday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis, 713-225-8079
This Easter, Hearsay Gastro Lounge will offer Easter brunch and dinner featuring classic dishes from the restaurant. Enjoy grilled chicken with a fig spread, brussels sprouts, warm brie, ciabatta and rosemary frites, or sweet and savory chicken and waffles with scrambled eggs. Pair it all with bottomless mimosas or a "Pink Delicious," gin with St. Germaine, grapefruit and champagne.
Mark's American Cuisine
1685 Westheimer, 713-523-3800
Mark's American Cuisine will offer a special three-course Easter brunch on Sunday during three seatings — 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Easter brunch costs $64.95 per adult and $28.95 for a three-course kids' menu.
Max's Wine Dive
4720 Washington, 713-880-8737
214 Fairview, Suite 2, 713-528-9200
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Max's Wine Dive on Washington Avenue will offer brunch, and from 4:30 p.m. until midnight, the restaurant and bar will serve Easter dinner. Make reservations early to enjoy special entrées and plates, including the Rabbit Mole.
The new Fairview location will serve its regular brunch menu from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will also serve a "Flowmosa," cold-pressed juices from Max's Wine Dive's sister concept, Flow Juice Bar.
The Melting Pot
6100 Westheimer, Suite 146, 713-532-5011
Choose from three menus featuring four courses of fondue at The Melting Pot on Sunday, April 20, from noon until 3:30 p.m. Each menu experience includes cheese, salads, entrée and one chocolate fondue. For $32.95, enjoy a land-and-sea four-course fondue menu featuring filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken and Pacific white shrimp; for $34.95, feast on the classic four-course menu featuring Angus beef sirloin, Memphis-style barbecue pork medallions, Pacific white shrimp, herb-crusted chicken and teriyaki-marinated sirloin; and for $42.50, enjoy filet mignon, lobster tail, chicken, Pacific white shrimp and wild mushroom sacchetti in the Fondue Delight option.
Monarch at Hotel ZaZa
5701 Main, 713-527-1800
Monarch at Hotel ZaZa will serve Easter brunch for $65 per adult and $20 per child under 12. Begin with an assortment of pastries, followed by a starter of crepes with Louisiana crawfish tails, cream, cognac, cayenne and tomatoes; shrimp and fish ceviche with avocado, cabbage and mango crema; or lamb lollipops with a horseradish dipping sauce. Next enjoy either gazpacho or a wedge salad with tomatoes, radishes, bacon crumbles, blue cheese and ranch dressing. Feast on a rabbit confit pot pie in a delicate puff pastry, chilaquiles with black bean refritos, shredded chicken, eggs and queso fresco, or a simple eggs Florentine for the main entrée. Children choose from buttermilk pancakes; scrambled eggs with bacon, toast and roasted potatoes; or brioche French toast. Dessert options include carrot cake, coconut cream pie and lemon cheesecake.
1911 Bagby, 713-652-0711
From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Mr. Peeples will serve an Easter brunch buffet for $50 per adult and $20 per child 12 and under. Fill up your plate with prime rib and duck breast from the carving stations and shrimp, oysters and crab cakes from the raw bar, and make your own omelette at the omelette station. Be sure to grab some tasty treats from Chef Johnny's Dessert Bar.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
9827 Katy Freeway, 832-358-9000
9730 Cypresswood, 281-970-5999
487 Bay Area, 281-286-8800
23501 Cinco Ranch, Suite Q100, Katy, 281-347-3600
2115 Town Square, Sugar Land, 281-565-2727
6700 Woodlands, The Woodlands, 281-362-0569
Each Perry's Steakhouse & Grille location opens early, at 11 a.m., on Easter Sunday, and will begin serving its Easter dinner at 4 p.m., which includes any salad of your choice, Perry's Famous Pork Chop and a trio of desserts for $24.95 per person.
Post Oak Grill
1415 South Post Oak Lane, 713-993-9966
Take the whole family to Post Oak Grill on Easter Sunday for brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The brunch includes various salad stations serving a baby blue spinach salad, seafood ceviche, apple-smoked Alaskan salmon with crispy bagels and carving stations with roasted leg of lamb, glazed ham and roasted beef tenderloin. Post Oak Grill will also serve hot breakfast and lunch items like baked pork loin medallions, salmon-infused eggs Benedict and seafood paella. Desserts include German chocolate cake, a decadent English trifle, and grilled pineapple banana bread pudding served with white chocolate and fresh homemade croissants. This brunch costs $49.95 per adult (children under seven eat for half off).
Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca
1080 Uptown Park, 713-418-1000
Ristorante Cavour will offer an Easter brunch featuring a buffet of eggs Benedict, omelettes, waffles, meat-carving stations, stuffed artichokes, Swiss chard and ricotta quiche, smoked salmon, cheese boards, bruschetta, parfaits, crepes and much more for $75 per adult and $35 for children ages five to 12. Libations of Rossini, bellinis, mimosas, sangria, Prosecco and Rosé Prosecco are included.
909 Texas, 713-224-5299
On Easter Sunday, Sambuca will offer live music along with its Easter brunch that includes waffles, eggs Benedict, pancakes, breakfast pastries, grilled mahimahi, prosciutto-stuffed chicken and an array of desserts. This brunch costs $32.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under and is offered at three seating times: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Sorrel Urban Bistro
2202 West Alabama, 713-677-0391
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Sorrel Urban Bistro will serve Easter brunch featuring cold-water lobster cake Benedict, herb biscuits with duck gravy and apple-smoked bacon with eggs, and dried-cherry bread pudding French toast served with sautéed maple pears. Lunch and dinner will be offered until 8 p.m. and include options such as torchon of Muscovy duck foie gras; Karbach beer-braised lamb shanks; and pan-seared Gulf snapper with spinach gnocchi, braised tomatoes and olives. Dessert options include gluten-free chocolate torte, pistachio semi freddo milkshake with peanut butter cookies, and a trio of Cloud 10 Creamery ice creams.
The Tasting Room
1660 West Lake Houston, Suite 105, Kingwood, 281-361-0044
1101-18 Uptown Park, 713-993-9800
818 Town & Country, 281-822-1500
The Kingwood location will serve an Easter brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $29.99 per adult and $14.99 for children 17 and under (kids five and under eat for free). The buffet includes items such as jalapeño and goat-cheese grits, Cajun fries, twice-baked mac and cheese, herb-crusted prime rib and crème brûlée French toast. Dessert options include baked apple bread pudding, miniature pies and tarts, and Nutella brownie bites.
The Uptown Park Tasting Room location will serve an Easter brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $34.95 per adult and $14.95 per child 17 and under. The menu includes various hot buffet stations serving buttermilk biscuits, spicy fried chicken fingerlings, Cajun sausage cornbread and crawfish jambalaya, as well as other stations serving smoked salmon, cured meats, Belgian waffles and Cajun baked ham. Top it all off with Creole bread pudding, pies, cakes, cookies and an assortment of miniature dessert shots.
The Town & Country Boulevard location will serve Easter brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with mimosas, classic brunch dishes like shrimp and grits, chicken and biscuits, lemon ricotta pancakes and crème brûlée-battered French toast. This location will also serve Easter brunch specials, including braised lamb shank with creamy polenta and spring vegetables, and Creole eggs Benedict with house-made biscuits, grilled tomatoes, andouille sausage and a Creole mustard hollandaise.
2916 White Oak, 713-623-1406
Sale-Sucre will host an Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20. The menu includes a salad with cantaloupe, watermelon, goat cheese, basil and a balsamic dressing for $8, as well as a variety of crepes,: a tuna crepe; a morning crepe with ham, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, cheese and onions; a spinach and smoked salmon crepe; a vegetarian crepe with the fresh vegetables of the day; and a crepe fermière with a béchamel sauce, potatoes, sausage, cheese and onions. Order a croque-madame or eggs Benedict for a more filling brunch, or choose from the various entrées, including steak tartare, pan-cooked curry shrimp and almond-crusted trout. Cap it all off with a crème brûlée, chocolate mousse or crepe stuffed with Nutella or chocolate and topped with strawberries and whipped cream.
Tradição Brazilian Steakhouse
12000 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, 281-277-9292
201 West Bay Area, Webster, 281-557-9999
Each Tradição Brazilian Steakhouse location will offer an Easter lunch featuring selections from 14 grilled meats and seafood, the salad bar and sides for $38 per person.
3995 Westheimer, 713-640-5416
Up will serve an Easter Day Brunch featuring family-style appetizers of truffle mac and cheese, house-cured dill Scottish salmon with roasted fingerling potatoes and a mustard aioli, Andalusian gazpacho, and a Caesar salad. Choose one entrée from three options: a lobster salad prepared with pickled carrots and cucumbers, sun-dried tomatoes, and green olives; tandoori-spiced Scottish salmon served with quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, fennel, baby artichokes and kalamata olives; or slow-cooked spring leg of lamb with roasted fingerling potatoes, sweet baby carrots and snap peas. Select your sweet treat from a buffet of various desserts. This brunch costs $45 per adult and $20 per child 12 years and under. There are two seatings, one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2405 West Alabama, 713-520-5959
1201 Lake Woodlands, Suite 305, The Woodlands, 281-362-0103
788 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-827-1120
Fleming's will host a special three-course Easter brunch for $39.95 per guest from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Begin with an appetizer of lobster bisque, a Caesar salad or fruit, followed by an entrée of prime rib with a trio of sauces, eggs Benedict, prime rib hash or a baked brioche French toast with vanilla and orange custard. Side options include summer squash gratin or smashed O'Brien potatoes. End your meal on a sweet note with white chocolate bread pudding, cheesecake or walnut turtle pie. A children's menu is available for $18.95 for kids under 12. Each party will receive a $25 dining gift card as well.
Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht Charters
8 Kemah Rail Road, Kemah, 281-538-9600
Why not take a cruise this Easter? Rather than sitting inside a restaurant, hop aboard the Easter Buffet Cruise from Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht Charters. The ship will depart at 1 p.m., and for the next two and a half hours, you and your family will cruise around Clear Lake, Kemah and Galveston Bay while enjoying an Easter meal of a spinach salad with pears, tomatoes, gorgonzola and a sherry balsamic vinaigrette; beef tenderloin and Romano chicken with garlic mashed potatoes; pasta with Alfredo sauce; and green beans with red bell peppers and onions. End the meal with fruit and mini desserts. Children can visit the Easter Bunny, too. Tickets for the cruise cost $79.99 for adults, $39.99 for children 12 and under, $74.99 for seniors (55 years and older) and $71.99 for members of the military.
2502 Algerian, 713-581-6101
Haven will serve an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for $45 per adult and $15 per child. Feast on chicken and waffles, seafood gumbo, and brioche French toast for appetizers, followed by main courses of grilled Gulf fish and shrimp, Eggs Broussard with a tasso ham puff pastry, or braised and pulled lamb shank with a toasted English muffin and sunny-side up egg. Desserts include chocolate icebox pie; coconut tres leches bread pudding; vanilla bean pound cake; buttermilk pecan layer cake; and ambrosia with oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, lemon curd, pecans, coconut and sorbet.
1001 Austin, 832-360-2222
From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, MKT Bar, inside the downtown Phoenicia Specialty Foods, will serve an Easter brunch. Menu items include pecan praline waffles topped with fresh peaches and whipped cream; fried catfish with jalapeño grits; and a seafood frittata with shrimp, crab, tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Pair any of these dishes with one of the four special cocktails, including the raspberry MKT mojito with raspberry simple syrup with mint, apple juice and the house rosé.