The best places to have brunch
A friend and I were just talking about brunch, and she told me something interesting: Because of the economy, she and her friends are no longer going out to dinner as much. Instead they meet for breakfast or brunch, which is cheaper not only because of the type of food, but also because they aren't as likely to order a drink or dessert.
I hadn't thought about it before, but that's a natural consequence of not feeling comfortable spending a lot of money eating out anymore -- but not wanting to give up your social life.
I was intrigued because suddenly I'm hearing more about brunch myself. I wonder which is the chicken and which is the egg.
Another friend said she saw an ad for brunch at the Dizz in Remington. Anybody tried that yet?
And I recently got an e-mail giving me the details of brunch at Mari Luna Grille in Pikesville.
Maybe it's time to do a Top 10 on the Best Places to Have Brunch. Surprisingly, I don't seem to have ever done it, although I did do Top 10 Places for Brunch You Might Not Have Thought Of. I also have a brunch category, if you look to the right on the rail.
Anyway, suggestions welcome.
Here are the details on the Mari Luna brunch:
The buffet includes over 40 items ranging from omelets, eggs Benedict and a waffle station to bagels, lox, whitefish, grilled and smoked salmon, soups and quiche. From the carving stations there are prime rib, lamb and turkey. Also on offer: seafood ceviche de marisco, steamed shrimp, salads and grilled vegetables.
Latin entrees are available (seafood paella, ropa vieja, seafood salpicon and more) with lots of side dishes.
Desserts and mimosas, juice, coffee, tea and sodas are included in the $22.95 price. Kids 12 and under eat for $11.95.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Amy Davis/Sun photographer)