Seven New Year's Day Brunches in Miami: Cure Your Hangover Here
This is Miami, and if there's one thing we can guarantee, it's that 2014 will come in like a wrecking ball. (Bereft of Miley Cyrus, however, since she ditched the 305 to wag her tongue in Times Square instead.)
So when you wake up January 1 -- glitter lodged in every orifice, head pounding like EDM beats, feeling the wrath of said wrecking ball -- you'll need some nourishment. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious eats around town to get you on the road to recovery.
Jamie DeRosa's Washington Avenue charmer will be open for biz, plating up yummy eats for sleep-deprived SoBe residents. From pumpkin pancakes ($12) to fried chicken and cheddar waffles ($16) to a baked-to-order sticky-icky bun ($4) to house-cured salmon ($13) -- this creative menu will have a culinary cure for every craving. Oh, and for $25 you can score bottomless sangria, bloody marys, bellinis, or mimosas. Hair of the dog, for the win. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 305-704-2900 for reservations.
South Beach's favorite spot for Southern fare will serve a serious spread for hungry, hungover revelers. Nosh on fried green tomato BLT with homemade pimiento cheese ($16); deviled eggs with smoked trout roe ($10); a massive fried half-chicken with spicy Tabasco honey ; and a whole host of other treats. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended; call 305-538-5220.
Now is the time to indulge your inner piggie -- before you hop on the diet bandwagon come January 2. At Swine's holiday brunch, you can dig into a warm sticky bun with maple-bourbon toffee syrup and candied smoked bacon ($10), a short-rib Swine burger with house-smoked bacon ($16), or the ever-popular shrimp 'n' grits ($28) -- plus lots of other indulgent options. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and reservations are recommended. Call 786-360-6433.
If you're into la caja china as part of your holiday tradition, this is your spot. They'll also have the usual brunch faves plus make-your-own tacos, barbecue, oyster-shucking stations, and desserts. Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $99 per adult and $32 per child ages 5 to 12. Call 305-358-3535 for reservations.
If swanky is the term you want to epitomize your 2014, start the year off right with a helluva view and some mouthwatering grub. Azul will serve artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, fresh seafood and sushi, breakfast bites, desserts, Colorado lamb saddle, truffle risotto, halibut rossini, and Australian filet mignon. Brunch costs $110 per person, plus $25 for bottomless mimosas (tax/gratuity not included) and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 305-913-8358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
There's nothing like home-cooked eats to cure your morning-after ills. At The Federal, you can eat off their epic brunch menu with stuff like biskits & gravy ($12), a jar-o-duck ($12) or green eggs and ham ($14). Bottomless mimosas are a must ($18 per person). Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get the new year off to a jazzy start. At the Restaurant at the Setai, you'll get tunes plus truffle risotto, Italian antipasti, roasted honey-glazed leg of lamb, Creekstone strip loin, truffle-roasted Murray's farm-raised chicken, Kurobuta Bershire pork ribs, Alaskan king crab legs, snow crab claws, English fruitcake topped with marzipan, Taittinger champagne, mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys, and more. Cost is $95 per adult and $45 per child ages 5 to 12 (tax/gratuity not included) and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 305-520-6400 for reservations.
Mexican food is always a hangover win. For $30, you can choose three brunch items from a list that includes huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and other faves, plus unlimited brunch cocktails for an hour and a half. Remember -- tax and grat are extra, as usual. Call ahead for reservations: 786-369-0430.
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