Mother’s Day Brunch 2016

Mother’s Day is just a week away, have you made plans to spoil your Mommy yet?

(Keep hitting our list back up as we’ll continue to update it up until the big day)

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  • Circa 55 at the Beverly Hilton, 11am – 4pm. $81/pp ($30 for kiddos under 12). Brunch includes free flowing Prosecco and is served Poolside. No details on the menu yet but their typical Sunday spread includes a bunch of really delightful sounding salads (channeling my mom in that description), lobster rolls, pan seared salmon, hanger steak, breakfast favorites, and an over-the-top dessert assortment.
  • Mr. C Beverly Hills, 11am – 4pm. $115/pp ($49 for kiddos 4-12) + $30 for Bottomless Mimosas. Whether or not you spring the extra cash for the bottomless bubbly, Mom will get a free Bellini to start her meal + some free treatments from the GlamSquad. Once buzzed and pampered,  you can go attack the buffet, featuring pastas, antipasto, made to order waffles and omelets, fresh seafood, carving stations with roast beef and turkey, and a ton of desserts. (Luckily elastic waist bands and joggers are in right now, so you can still be chic AND comfortable after gorging yourself.)
  • The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 11:00am – 8:00pm. $135/pp. ($68 for kiddos). Adult price includes free flowing Nicholas Feuillatte Champagne (that’s the good shit.) This meal is served family style, and includes fancy things the The Crawley family would undoubtedly serve at one of their smashing dinner parties –  Cornish Game Hen, Crab Croquettes, Braised Veel, and Cherry Blossom Tarlets. (Yeah, we’re still missing Downton Abbey…) 
  • The Royce in Pasadena, 11am – 3pm. $92/pp ($40 for kiddos 4-12). Adult price includes free flowing mimosas + bloody marys. No details on the menu yet, but (as always) they are advertising ‘elaborate displays’ of fresh food items.

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  • The Eclectic in North Hollywood, 11am – 3pm. $27 Brunch, includes any entree + bottomless mimosas, champagne or sangria.
  • Stella Barra Pizza in Santa Monica, 11am – 4pm. Ala Carte Menu with items ranging from $10-$15 + $12 Bottomless Mimosas. We’re thinking go splitsies on some Breakfast Pizzas, get buzzed on some mimosas, and then wander over to the beach and wow your mom with your Sandle Castle-making skills. She always loved that shit when you were a kid.

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Bottomless Mimosas: Coachella 2016

For all you flower-crown wearing, music-loving, sun-worshipers heading to the desert this weekend and next, we’ve updated our Bottomless Mimosa list for the Palm Springs area. Check it out:

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Escena Lounge & Grill. Sundays 9am – 3pm. $9 Bottomless Mimosas with Entree Purchase. Menu Highlights: Fig & Ricotta Pancakes, Ribeye Steak & Eggs, Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Smoked Salmon Plate. 

1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs

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LuLu. Sundays 11am – 3pm. $19.99 3-Course Brunch + $4.99 Refillable Mimoas. So this isn’t really bottomless – they cap you at 3, but still a good deal. Menu Highlights: Skews WAY more lunch than brunch, though a few breakfasty highlights include Seafood Benedict and a Smoked Salmon Omelette. 

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

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Oscar’s. Sat & Sun, 9am – 2pm. $9 Bottomless Mimosas. Menu Highlights: Rib Eye Benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast, Corned Beef Hash. 

125 E. Taquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs 

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Pinnochio in the Desert: ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! $3.95 Bottomless Champagne. Menu Highlights: Standard breakfast-diner fare, with quite a few styles of benedict to choose from, pancakes, eggs, and biscuits and gravy.

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Easter Brunch in LA, 2016

Some of you may feel Easter Sunday means church and family. That’s nice.
For us it means  getting sick-full on eggs (both the chocolate and breakfast variety), ham, jelly beans (served raw), and mimosas.
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  • Magnolia (Hollywood): Special Easter brunch menu items (including a prosciutto, gruyere and egg toast – NOM). Bottomless Bloody Mary bar  for $18 or bottomless mimosas for $15. Served 11:30am – 3:30pm.
  • *Ray’s and Stark Bar (Miracle Mile): Ala carte brunch menu that veers towards the elegant and healthy, with a selection of breakfast items (Avocado toast, soft scrambled egg tartine) and lunch items (John Dory, Wild Scottish Salmon, Jidori Free Frange Chicken). And endless mimosas. Served 10am – 3pm.
  • Red O (Santa Monica, Weho and OC locations): Made to order omelettes, chilaquiles, carving station, paella, ceviche, lobster mac & cheese, dessert bar, and other menu favorites. $49/adult, $15/child, 6 & under free. $20 extra for bottomless mimosas, tequila sunrises,  sangria or Bloody Marys.
  • Abigaile (Hermosa): A ridiculously amazing sounding brunch menu (waffle bacon burger?! fried chicken eggs benny?!) + $18 for bottomless bubbly. Seatings starting at 9am.
  • Zazou (Redondo Beach): Served 11am -3pm, featuring a mix of brunch and lunch items, plus bottomless mimosas, bottomless Bloody Marys, AND bottomless sangria.
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  • The Belvedere (Beverly Hills): Inside the Peninsula hotel; Family style first + second courses with a dessert buffet and free flowing mimosas. $135/pp for adults, $65/pp for kiddos.
  • Mr. C (Beverly Hills): Poolside Brunch Buffet: made to order omelets, carving station, bottomless Bellinis (+$30), live music, egg hunt & more! $105/pp, $49 (4-12yr). Served 11am – 4pm.

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WIN TICKETS: LA Weekly’s Brunch at The Races

One of our closest friends (we’ll call her ‘Pretty Little Pony’) loves horses. She loves them a  lot. Supposedly she rode horses as a child and thus this fascination has a foundation, but we just like to make it a weird thing so we can make fun of her…. like a crazy cat lady. Because we are really nice friends.

Why are we telling you this? Well, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to LA Weekly’s ‘Brunch at the Races‘, going down October 18th 11am – 2pm at Santa Anita Park. It’s brunch + ponies! unnamed

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Bottomless Mimosa Guide: AREAL

***5/1/15 UPDATE: Areal will now be offering #BottomlessMimosas during lunch DAILY! More details to come…***

Long ago, this spot was the home to World Cafe, and we celebrated V’s bday there for a very boozy  brunch. We probably spent a good three hours consuming the glorious orange bubbly beverage, and as a result members of our party believed they could speak Japanese (they couldn’t; sounded racist), created fictitious personalities (Havannah Pete!), and got lost wandering home. So we were sad when the spot closed, even sadder when we learned its replacement AREAL wouldn’t be offering the same deal.

Long story short: we’re now very happy to announce AREAL has joined the bottomless booze-fest train.

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Brunching Spot: AREAL, Santa Monica

Boozy Brunch Hours: Sundays, starting at 10:00am

Bottomless Mimosa Deal: $15 Bottomless Mimosas for 2-hours

Menu Highlights: Mimosas. And the Grilled Pomegranate Molasses Marinated Steak. Way heavier than our normal brunch choice but sweet and tangy red-meat sounds delicious right now.

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AREAL  / 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica /310.392.1661 / http://arealrestaurant.com/