Sustain Launches Brunch: Bacon Doughnuts, Foie Gras Pancakes, and a Bloody Bar

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Laine Doss
Sustain's brunch features a make-your-own bloody mary station.
Sustain Restaurant + Bar is known for its fresh foods, obtained from local farms and purveyors. Sustain's managing partners, Brian Goldberg and Jonathan Lazar, believe in this concept so much they change the restaurant's menu to serve that goal, working with produce and products as they are seasonally available.

We figure Goldberg and Lazar finally realized that brunch is always in season in Miami, because the partners launched their Sunday brunch menu yesterday, and Short Order went to check it out.

The brunch, served Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., features a large selection of à la carte items, many of which cry out to be shared family style, including the ultimate bread basket ($8), green eggs and ham pizza ($16), French toast sticks ($5), and foie gras and pancakes ($16).

Also sharable is the make-your-own bloody mary station. A bottle of chilled vodka (eight-, 16-, or 32-ounces) is delivered to your table; then you stroll over to the bar, where fixings such as fresh tomato juice, Tabasco, horseradish, house-cured cucumbers, olives, and lemon await. A similar make-your-own deal is available with Prosecco, strawberries, and pepper, to make Sustain's take on the Rossini, the bubbly berry. Individual bloodys ($8) and bubbly berries ($10) are available.


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Laine Doss
Teena's Pride heirloom tomato salad comprises fennel, Paradise Farms' arugula, Maytag blue cheese, and, yes, heirloom tomatoes ($7 small, $12 large).

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Laine Doss
Duck poutine is an upscale twist on the Canadian favorite. Fries are served with duck confit, feta cheese, and foie gras demi-glace ($10). Add a 63-degree egg on top for added richness ($2.50 additional).

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Laine Doss
The breadbasket ($8) features a banana muffin, a corn muffin, and a slice of carrot cake served on a plate (not in a basket). It comes with peppercorn honey and berry compote on the side.

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Laine Doss
Bacon doughnut holes ($8) are served with three dipping sauces -- maple butter, chocolate sauce, and dark beer sabayon.

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Laine Doss
Corned beef hash comes with a 63-degree egg, scallions, and onions ($12).

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Laine Doss
Buckwheat pancakes are topped with bacon and foie gras ($16).

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Laine Doss
The shrimp and grits dish gets a makeover. Rock shrimp and chorizo are served over creamy polenta ($12). Add a 63-degree egg for $2.50.

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Laine Doss
A wood-oven-baked farm egg is served with focaccia bread topped with spinach, tomato, caramelized onion, and Gruyère ($12).

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Sustain Restaurant + Bar - CLOSED

3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

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Ernesto
Ernesto

 To clarify, my and Erica Fickling's company, Veni Vidi Vici partnered up with Sustain to assist them to  cultivate and create a Sunday Brunch event that was unique and appealing.  This involved the creation of the Bloody Mary Station, suggested by VVV, and also a collaborative review and  alteration of the draft brunch menu and drink menu.  The DJ aspect has always been a component of VVV's brunch events (see the Royal Brunch at the Raleigh) to help provide a fun atmosphere and Ess and Emm doing an amazing job.  The first weekend was a great event, we look forward to many more.

Ernesto
Ernesto

To clarify, my company, Veni Vidi Vici partnered up with Sustain to assist them to  cultivate and create a Sunday Brunch event that was unique and appealing.  This involved the creation of the Bloody Mary Station, suggested by VVV, and also a collaborative review and  alteration of the draft brunch menu and drink menu.  The DJ aspect has always been a component of VVV's brunch events (see the Royal Brunch at the Raleigh) to help provide a fun atmosphere and Ess and Emm doing an amazing job.

Yak
Yak

Put that troll in it's place. You go girl!

Theleeklein
Theleeklein

ah they've been doing brunch for a long time now.

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

This was the launch of their official brunch service with brunch-specific menu and bloody bar.

Theleeklein
Theleeklein

That is INCORRECT.  They have had a brunch specific menu for MONTHS. Bloody bar is new addition as is DJ

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

According to sources, "We are launching the new brunch program/menu at Sustain!", which will be my last post to the troll who uses our food critic's name.

Yak
Yak

The bar made Bloody Mary was weak and not spicy. The Ssrimp and grits were delicious.

Eileen
Eileen

OMG! What a beautifully presented, colorful, original mouthwatering selection for Sunday Brunch! At my first Sunday Brunch at Sustain, I would order Teena's Pride & The Bread Basket. The following Sunday, the Bacon Doughnut Holes. The next Sunday, the Buckwheat pancakes. The day after St. Patrick's Day, it has to be green eggs and ham. Following week, the French Toast sticks. Then I would repeat the cycle. (Strong coffee for this snowbird. My Bloody Mary days are behind me.) Cheers!

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