Butcher Shop Brunch: Prime Burger Benedict and Walnut-Crusted French Toast (Photos)

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Photos by Carla Torres
This is how you brunch.
When pondering brunch, most locals don't really think of Wynwood. As cool as the arts district is, it lacks the breakfast-meets-lunch meal period laden with eggs and booze. Sure, you could head to Zak the Baker for some chicken liver Saturday or Sunday afternoon. And there are breakfast tacos at Coyo and even a doughnut burger at Kush, but none of these constitutes a proper brunch.

Enter the Butcher Shop, which recently added weekend brunch to its repertoire. "There are few restaurants around Wynwood serving brunch," says chef Stan McKay, AKA Chef Love, as the rest of the Butcher Shop crew calls him. "We wanted to become part of that Wynwood brunch activity and accommodate the people of the neighborhood."

To do that, Butcher Shop offers bottomless booze accompanied by hearty items such as the prime Benedict -- a burger Benedict.

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Loba's Saturday Brunch Has Something For Everybody (Photos)

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Photos by Carla Torres
Fire.
Loba chef and owner Jessica Sanchez turned 29 yesterday, and to celebrate, she's giving herself more work -- Saturday brunch. "It's been two months since we launched brunch and I feel like we have a pretty solid menu," she says. "Saturday brunch is popular in other cities and we don't do lunch, so we thought why not?"

When the MiMo neighborhood joint launched Sunday brunch in October, Sanchez reveled in the occasion by treating all those who joined her during that first service to a free mimosa. To uphold tradition, she'll be offering Loba's version of a michelada tomorrow for free. All you have to do is show up and eat. Oh, and wish her a happy birthday while you're at it.

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27 Restaurant & Bar Launches Brunch: Tres Leches French Toast and Panther Coffee Cocktail

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Courtesy of 27 Restaurant & Bar
Behold the green bloody mary. Brunch in a glass.
Have you tried 27 Restaurant & Bar yet? The cozy little cottage-turned-restaurant at the Freehand Miami is probably the buzz-worthiest place in Miami Beach.

The Broken Shaker's Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi, along with chef James Seyba, have created a space that's friendly and filled with innovative yet accessible food and drinks at reasonable prices.

Now there's brunch.

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Fabio Viviani Brunch at Siena Tavern: Stone Crab Benedict, Coccoli Lox, and Tiramisu French Toast (Photos)

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Photo by Giovanny Gutierrez
In Chicago, the birthplace of SoBe's Siena Tavern, the brunching culture is serious. "That's how people spend and plan their weekends," says co-owner David Rekhson. "Our brunch up there is a total party brunch."

Rekhson and his "Top Chef," Italian heartthrob Fabio Vivinai, are trying to replicate this culture at Siena Tavern in South Beach through tiramisu French toast, bottle service, bottomless bloody marys, and a breezy terrace.

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Traymore's Saturday Live Jazz Brunch Is Soulful and Delicious

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Photos by Jose de las Casas
There's not exactly a lack of brunches in town. In the past year, the breakfast-meets-lunch mashup seems to have become everyone's favorite meal of the week, and with good reason. Bloody marys and eggs benedicts help you recover from a punishing hangover on Sunday. But what about Saturday?

Why more places don't offer Saturday brunch is beyond me. If anything, that's the day you want to take full advantage of bottomless booze and work up a killer buzz. (That way you have all of Sunday to cure it.) With the current weather not causing you to work up a sweat from simply walking to your car, outdoor brunch is an even better idea. Enter Traymore's live jazz brunch where you can kick back, listen to some tunes while you drink limitless quantities of gin punch and indulge in lobster grilled cheese. That's how you do Saturday brunch.

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The Local's Phil Bryant Launches Boozin' Brunch Series

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Courtesy of the Local
Brunch and booze at the Local.
There are two kinds of brunch: That nice flowery one that features plenty of baked goods, flowers, and some mimosas, and the kick-ass kind that includes spirits pairings or features a local craft brewery. Let's just say that the Local Craft Food & Drink's new Roast & Toast Boozin' Brunch Series is probably not the one you'd invite your Aunt Fanny's crochet circle to.

The monthly series kicks off this Sunday, January 11, at noon. Each month, chef Phil Bryant will showcase a four-course brunch that partners with a new guest -- be it distillery, brewery, farm, or winery. The brunch is priced at $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

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Shikany Does Brunch: Wild Boar Hash, Duck and Waffle, and Your First Bloody Mary on the House

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Photos by Carla Torres
Not your typical brunch. Venison and fried egg.
It's the first Friday of 2015 and you're pondering where to have your inaugural brunch of the year this weekend. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to think (and eat) outside the box, then head to Michael Shikany's culinary wonderland for an unorthodox brunch spread that includes nori macarons, wild boar hash, and crispy suckling pig head served with leche de tigre.

And because no brunch is complete without some booze, your first Bloody Mary, bellini, or mimosa is on the house. It's Shikany's way of introducing the newly launched Sunday meal to the Wynwood area, which Short Order was invited to taste.

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New Year's Day Brunches in Miami 2015

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Courtesy of Tongue & Cheek
Lobster Benedict at Tongue & Cheek is a good way to start the New Year off right.
Here's the scenario. You wake up New Year's Day sometime in the late morning after a long, fun evening of champagne, fireworks, and dancing.

You pop a few Tylenol to kill the dull throbbing of your hangover, but what you really need more than painkillers are eggs... and pancakes... and a few (or three) bloody marys. You need brunch!

Luckily, a number of restaurants are primed to cater to your needs with plenty of waffles, omelets, and mimosas.

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La Mar's Peruvian Brunch: All-You Can-Eat Ceviche and All-You-Can-Drink Pisco Sours

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Photos by Chat Chow TV
Cheers to unlimited ceviche. And booze.
Ceviche: it's what's for brunch at La Mar. Well, ceviche, Peruvian sushi, anticuchos, pork buns, causas, and whole grilled crispy snapper. Also: three kinds of pisco sours, lychee mimosas, Bloody Marys, and a drink called el tunki (a Peruvian concoction of barsol acholado, peach liqueur, lemon juice, and fruit punch). If that sounds dangerous, it's cause it is. This, by the way, is just the beginning.

Once you've had your fun and helped yourself to as many items as you can from the hot and cold stations, you'll actually order entrees a la carte. But save room for dessert, because you'll receive either a house or a tower of sweets. If that's not the definition of brunch, I'm not really quite sure what is.

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Porfirio's Brunch Buffet: All-You-Can-Eat Tacos, Carnitas, and Pozole

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All photos by Carla Torres
Mexican garnishes for tacos
There's not exactly a shortage of brunches in this town. There is, however, a shortage of Mexican brunches, especially those with unlimited carnitas tacos and mole. Enter Porfirio's, the upscale Mexican restaurant perched on South of Fifth.

Porfirio's introduced brunch about a month ago, and while the idea of never-ending tacos sounds like just the right Sunday hangover cure, we're not entirely sure it's worth the high price. Short Order was invited to try Porfirio's decadent brunch spread.

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