I love brunch. There’s just something so decadent about it, like it almost requires you to laze at the table long enough to bridge two meals. And the fact that there often is bubbly alcohol involved is a nice bonus.
Surely you could have brunch any day of the week, but it seems to be a more traditional activity on Sundays, when most of us have the best chance of having enough time to do it justice. Consequently, there are bunches and bunches of Sunday brunches for us to munch(es). OK, I’ll stop now.
I’ve been to a wide variety of Sunday brunch offering hither and yon, but for my time and money, I highly recommend the Sunday brunch at the Blue Mesa Grill (with several locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area). As the name of the place alludes, this is a Mexican restaurant that serves us a plethora of south of the border treats to sample. It’s all you can eat, so I definitely advocate sampling everything you can handle.
The menu includes several of the restaurant’s signature dishes, such as adobe pie (a baked masa cup filled with goodies like black beans or chicken), blue corn enchiladas, and their famous sweet potato chips (the best I’ve ever had, and I fancy myself a connoisseur); traditional omelet and Belgian waffle stations; chef specials that change on the whim of who is manning the kitchen; and an enormous dessert table including fresh, hot, homemade churros. And did I mention you also get all the mimosas, poinsettias (that’s a cranberry and champagne mimosa for the newbies out there), or plain old champagne you’d care to sip?
It’s very reasonably priced ($17.95 as of this writing), but I’ll let you in on a (probably well known) secret. If you sign up for their Chileheads Club, they will send you an e-mail coupon for a free brunch the month of your birthday. So if you’re in the area on a Sunday and looking for a place to relax away the morning (or afternoon) with some stellar eats, hit up the Blue Mesa. You won’t be disappointed.