So Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you're an adventuresome soul who's sticking around for the weekend, you need to be thinking ahead. Planning is key when it comes to driving, parking, boozing, and, of course, eating.
Come Monday, we're betting you'll be sunburned, hung-over, and desperate for nourishing vittles. Luckily, not every place is shutting down for the holiday, so here are a few options for a belly-busting brunch come Monday morning:
From the meal-in-itself Fire in the Hole bloody ($16) to the Key West pink shrimp 'n' grits ($16) to the lemon ricotta pancakes ($14), this Washington Avenue eatery has this brunch thing down. Afterward, food coma till Tuesday morning. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 431 Washington Ave., 305-704-2900, tandcmiami.com.
Miami Beach's popular southern-themed eatery will be dishing out their famous deviled eggs ($10), Elvis pancakes ($16), Llewellyn's fine fried chicken ($26) and, of course, grits ($9). Plus, get a hair of the dog with their killer cocktails like the blackberry bourbon lemonade. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1600 Lenox Avenue, (305) 538-5220, runchickenrun.com.
Cruise into Wynwood for a seat at this charming two-story house that's also an eatery. Try the veggie grain burger ($14), the voluptuous grilled cheese ($12), or the mouthwatering raspberry flat cakes ($10) -- or all of the above. But save room for mimosas and some of Morgan's fresh-baked cookies. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 28 NE 29th St., 305-573-9678, themorgansrestaurant.com.
Oprah's favorite cakery will dish out eats for hungry revelers come Monday morning. From the scrambled egg white power breakfast ($14) to the guava-filled French toast ($14) and Icebox burger ($15), Icebox Café has sweet, savory, and superhealthy too. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1855 Purdy Ave., 305-538-8448, iceboxcafe.com.
When it comes to outdoor dining in Coconut Grove, this landmark spot is the place to soak up some early summer sun and feel your hangover fade away. Try the chive and cream cheese omelet ($9.50), the red velvet pancakes ($8), or the cinnamon roll pancakes ($8). Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 3468 Main Hwy., 305-444-0244, greenstreetcate.net.
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Even if your party stamina is the stuff of legend, you'll need to refill your gas tank at some point. South Beach's iconic Ocean Drive eatery serves breakfast 24/7. From buttermilk pancakes with strawberries and bananas ($11.75) to quiche Lorraine ($12.75) and baba ghannouj ($7.50), News Café has a bit of everything and substantial portion sizes that'll keep you revved up for the rest of the day. 800 Ocean Dr., 305-538-6397, newscafe.com.
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