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Brunch is everyone’s favorite lazy, boozy weekend meal. From lively patios serving up bottomless mimosas to sophisticated cafes showcasing artfully crafted gourmet dishes, Fort Worth has a brunch for everyone. Read on to discover the ten best spots in the city.
If you want to drink your brunch, look no further than The Bearded Lady. Not only will you find an expansive selection of craft beer on tap and bottomless mimosas for eight bucks, but their Bloody Mary is a meal in itself: a spicy, savory tomato cocktail served in a mason jar and adorned with pickled asparagus, olives, and a bacon-wrapped straw. If you prefer a more fork-friendly brunch, try the deep-fried breakfast burrito, filled to the brim with chorizo, eggs, hash browns and jalepeños. Lounge on their sunny patio or hang out on a pillow-lined bench inside and enjoy a lazy weekend brunch at this don’t-miss spot.
The Bearded Lady, 1229 7th Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 349 9832
Located just a few blocks from Sundance Square, Little Red Wasp offers up a tasty selection of soulful comfort food. This place, owned by restaurateur Adam Jones, is located about a block away from its more upscale sibling, Grace, and is marked by its warm, casual atmosphere. Bring some friends and cozy up in one of their comfy booths, where you can sip on pear mimosas or try an inspired cocktail, like the morning bloom, a flowery concoction of elderflower liquor and sugar cubes infused with Angostura bitters. The brunch menu is robust and features such dishes as corned beef hash, or a chicken biscuit as big as your plate.
Little Red Wasp, 808 Main St, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 877 3111
Pacific Table is a hidden gem, occupying an inconspicuous corner spot in the University Park Village shopping center, and is the second of Chef Felipe Armenta’s many local restaurants. His menu emphasizes sustainable ingredients, with dishes inspired by the foods of the Pacific Northwest. Savor a tasteful brunch of lemon ricotta pancakes or the crab-cake benedict in the upscale, modern dining room or while lounging on the stylish patio.
Pacific Table, 1600 S University Dr #601, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 887 9995
Contemporary design and a romantic atmosphere paired with a wood-fired brick oven and artisan Italian dishes make Vivo 53 an inspired choice for any brunch aficionado. Try the brick oven smoked salmon pizza, topped with herbed crème fraiche, cold-smoked salmon and organic chives, and sip on their ‘infamous cappuccino’ or take advantage of one-dollar mimosas. The menu emphasizes fresh ingredients, many of which come from local farms, and is an authentic taste of Italy in downtown Fort Worth.
Vivo 53, 525 Taylor St, Fort Worth, TX, USA +1 682 207 8700
If you think fried chicken makes the perfect brunch food, especially when combined with a glass of wine, make sure you check out Max’s Wine Dive. The food is described as ‘gourmet comfort food with a twist’. Chef Stefon Rishel’s fun menu is a testament to creative flair, including creations like the Texas Benedict, made with a sweet potato-jalapeño biscuit and chicken-fried quail breast; or the MAX’n cheese, a rich pasta dish that blends three cheeses with a truffle cream sauce. Make reservations, as it can get pretty busy on weekends, and don’t miss this place, it’s a little bit rock’n’roll, a little bit artsy, a little bit modern, and a whole lot of delicious.
Max’s Wine Dive, 2421 W 7th St #109, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 870 1100