Labor Day Brunching

Rosebud Kitchen

Ahhh Labor Day — the official last hurrah before it’s back to school. If you’re sticking around the city for Monday, September 5th there’s still time to squeeze in some bonus brunch bites and sips at a few of your favorite spots.

If you’re in Back Bay, head to Rochambeau starting at 11:00am for a little classic French fare like Croque Monsieur with ham, brioche, béchamel, Gruyère and pommes frites and a French Exit (Citadelle, lemongrass, guava, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau, Pernod). Or stop in at Sonsie on Newbury Street starting at 9:30am for Tempura French Toast with Fruity Pebbles, strawberry compote and cereal milk anglaise with a Nitro Espresso Martini. Southie staple Lincoln Tavern will also be open at 10:00am serving up their full brunch menu including Steak Burritos made with coffee-rubbed wood-grilled hanger steak, over easy eggs, hash browns, pico de gallo and avocado — perfect with a Brunch Punch (Vodka, Aperol, pineapple, lime, Fresca).

Cantabrigians, the folks at Vincent’s are skipping dinner service that day and adding more brunch. The crew will be cranking out their Texas roadhouse-style breakfast tacos and kolaches starting at 10:00am including the El Camino with heirloom beans, crispy potatoes, farm eggs, cheddar, and pickled peppers, a natural pairing with a La Vaquera (tequila, ancho reyes, pineapple, magic salt, lime). And the Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square will be open at 11:00am serving up favorites like Brisket Hash with over easy eggs, caramelized onions, potato, BBQ sauce, and garlic crostini, which you can wash down with a classic Bloody Mary (or two).

Sommerville-ians, head to Rosebud Kitchen in Somerville starting at 9:00am for plates like Porto Benny with smoke-cured Linguica sausage, caramelized onion, English muffin, two poached eggs and hollandaise with a Kentucky Ice Coffee (Evan Williams bourbon, amaretto, Fazenda cold brew coffee, maple syrup, cream).

Make your reservations ASAP, and call ahead with any seating Qs – there are only a few days of summer left, and you’d better enjoy them (preferably on the patio)! If you’re not around this weekend, check out this listing of spots around the city to plan out your brunch strategy.

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