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October 27, 2010

Saturday brunch revisited -- a D@L encore post

hullIn the post linking to Rob Kasper's review of Cockey's Tavern, I made a parenthetical comment about being glad to see the new Hollins Market restaurant was offering a Saturday brunch. Well, not yet it isn't. I dragged a few friends over there, only to discover that Saturday brunch won't be up and running until sometime in mid-November.

A colleague whom I sent there for brunch was told there'd been a recent change in management; I think I've calmed down enough now to give them a call. On a positive note, the website's big brunch page that seduced me into going has been pulled down since Saturday.

But it got me thinking about Saturday brunch. When this topic came up last year, it drew some useful responses. It feels like time for an update. Take a look at responses and see if anything is no longer accurate, let us know. And add in any new Saturday brunch options you know about.

 Find: Brunch restaurants in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:43 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Brunch


I've been going to Bluegrass recently for Saturday brunch. They don't have a huge menu, but everything we've ordered so far has been really delicious.

Woodberry kitchen is also a Saturday brunch favorite (love the coffee!), though last time I was there, it seemed as though making a reservation meant nothing, based on how long we had to wait.

I was at Clipper Mill last Saturday for a walk benefiting John Gutierrez. We ended up having brunch after the walk. It also turned out to be the first time Woodberry served brunch on Saturday's. I didn't notice people waiting at all for tables and we didn't even have a reservation.

What timing! I need some suggestions for a good place for a Saturday Brunch. Preferable closer to Timonium (than south baltimore).
Can anyone help?

B&O serves brunch on Saturdays as well, and the menu looks spectacular. Not so spectacular that I've been able to work up the energy to go, but so very, very close.

Whenever we've gone to Woodberry's brunch, our reservations have seemed superfluous, but like M.L.'s experience--we were seated immediately and without issue whether we showed up early or late. Now if they'd just do something about those soft, pale potatoes they heap the plates with...

Marie Louise Bistro has a lovely Saturday brunch. My husband always inhales the biscuits and sausage gravy while making happy noises. It works out well for us that they serve several lunch items at the same time. For some reason I usually crave breakfast foods late t night, so I order the lamb burger or salad niçoise. Their french fries are pretty fabulous as well!

The brunch at Mr. Rain's Funhouse is a personal favorite. It's on the top of the AVAM in Fed Hill. I've yet to find a better bloody mary and the food is outstanding. But if you're looking for something at the north end of town - it's hard to beat Golden West.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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