Pastaria

    Pastaria

    • Style: Italian, Brunch
    • Pros: Standard Italian cuisine given a modern twist. Everything is delicious!
    • Cons: Interior can get seriously noisy and can get kind of cramped when full.
    • Charlie’s Favorites: Wood Oven Roasted Salmon, Italian Ramen, Barrel Aged Negroni
    • Christine’s Favorites: Shaved Kale Salad, Bucatini All’ Amatriciana, Crispy Risotto Balls
    Russell’s On Macklind

    Russell’s On Macklind

    • Style: Brunch, New American, Wine Bar
    • Pros: Incredible brunch, and dinner. Friendly open atmosphere. Dog friendly patio.
    • Cons: Can get crushed by rushes, expect a wait at certain hours.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Pork Belly, Cheese Puffs, Breakfast Flatbread
    • Christine’s Favorites: Crab Cakes, Cheese Puffs, Breakfast Flatbread
    Melt

    Melt

    • Style: Brunch, Ice Cream, Bar & Grill
    • Pros: Bohemian hipster atmosphere with great sweet and savory waffles, ice cream and smoothies, and lots of games and videos.
    • Cons: Really loud and massively visually stimulating, which might actually be a pro for many.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Blue Ox Waffle, Coffee
    • Christine’s Favorites: Granny Smith Waffle, Ice Latte with Coffee Ice Cubes
    Rooster

    Rooster

    • Style: Crepes, Brunch
    • Pros: Locally sourced and featuring a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options that all have vegan and vegetarian variations.
    • Cons: Little loud and crowded, like all of Dave Bailey’s places, but that is only because they are so popular.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Rooster Slinger, Caramelized Bananas Crepe, Smoked Sirloin Crepe #2
    • Christine’s Favorites: Breakfast Potatoes, Marinated Spicy Chicken Crepe, Mimosa
    Half & Half

    Half & Half

    • Style: Brunch
    • Pros: Amazing food and coffee. Great breakfast cocktails and hip atmosphere. Kid and baby friendly.
    • Cons: Overly popular, can be a long wait to be seated. Kid and baby friendly.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Eggs Benedict with Ham and Spinach, Brunch Specials, Bacon, Egg, and Cheese cocktail.
    • Christine’s Favorites: Salmon Hash, Clara Cakes, The Namesake

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