New Brunches Kick Off for the Summer This Weekend

Summer weekends at brunch are about lazy days spending time catching up with friends, cherishing great memories and enjoying outstanding food

Houston restaurants, Poitin and The Grove Houston at Discovery Green, hit those points

The Grove Houston at Discovery Green launches “Brunch on the Green”

New menu includes cocktail specials with one cent refills

The Grove Houston, downtown’s destination dining concept nestled in Discovery Green, launches “Brunch on the Green” in its main dining room. The Sunday-only buffet consumes the bar and lounge area with towering displays of freshly baked breads and pastries, savory brunch favorites, salads, fresh fruit and meat-carving stations. Putting a twist on bottomless drinks, The Grove offers mimosas, mojitos, red and white sangria, and margaritas for $15 with one cent refills.

The expansive buffet includes brunch classics as well as house favorites like BBQ brisket benedict, savory crepes, pastrami and sweet potato hash, pork belly sliders and from-scratch buttermilk biscuits with chorizo gravy.

The buffet also includes a customizable omelet and breakfast taco bar, as well as a carving station where chefs slice whole strip loin, herb roasted rack of lamb, smoked ham, jalapeño sausage, rotisserie chicken and fillets of red snapper to order. Meyer lemon pancakes, bananas foster French toast, donuts, pastries and a variety of desserts are made in-house to satisfy any sweet tooth.

In addition to the brunch cocktail specials, the restaurant’s full list of wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages is available. The Grove has recently overhauled its coffee program, and now offers hot French press coffee made from a custom blend of roasted beans in place of drip coffee.

Overlooking Discovery Green in the heart of downtown Houston, The Grove Houston has offered restaurant-goers a unique dining experience since it opened in conjunction with the park’s dedication in 2008. Now guests can enjoy Sunday brunch favorites against the stunning backdrop of the park. Brunch is available Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $35 per person and $15 for kids aged 2 to 12, not including tax, gratuity or drinks.

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Feature photo & photos courtesy of The Grove Houston

Poitin weekend brunch starts June 9th with globally inspired bold flavors and craft cocktails at Sawyer Yards

Poitín – located at 2313 Edwards Street in the burgeoning Washington
Avenue Arts District at Sawyer Yards – will start serving its new weekend brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM this Saturday, June 9. Brunch will also be served on holiday Mondays.

Since making its debut in mid-May, Poitín has quickly morphed into one of the most buzzed-about culinary hotspots in town thanks in no small part to rising star Chef Dominick Lee’s ambitious menu, which takes inspiration from his New Orleans roots and incorporates bold flavors from culinary capitals around the world.

Brunch goers will no doubt beat the heat on the restaurant’s 1,200-square-foot shaded patio, which has already become one of the top selfie stations in town because of its up close and unrivaled views of Houston’s downtown skyline.

Chef Dominick’s original Brunch Menu features a diverse array of dishes, starting with the signature Poitín Benedict with boxty cakes, shredded pork, caramelized onion, shaved cabbage, creole mustard hollandaise, and a 62° egg; Blueberriest Buttermilk Pancakes with blueberry ginger compote and sweet lemon ricotta; Duck Leg Hash with Eggs – a sunny-side-up egg with confit duck, potato hash, and fresh herbs; French Toast La Orange with tanka bean, five spice, and orange infused maple syrup; and the “Baolache” – Korean short rib with Old Dad Farm eggs, Asian pear, and togarashi salad.

In addition to food offerings, Poitín’s lady bosses behind the bar have concocted a
vibrant Cocktail Menu to augment the sumptuous dishes offered on the Brunch Menu.
Several brunch cocktail highlights include the Cut N’ Run, which is comprised of gin, St.
Germain, orange liquer, lemon, strawberry, basil, and sage; an Aperol Spritz with
bubbles, aperol, and sparkling water; and Milk Punch with cognac, bourbon, vanilla,
and milk.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way the Houston community has adopted Poitín since opening in mid-May,” commented Poitín owner Ian Tucker.

He added, “The team here is excited to debut the next aspect of the Poitin experience with our signature weekend brunch, and I can’t wait for guests to dive into Chef Dominick’s inspired and flavorful menu, which will be perfectly complemented by some really exciting cocktails created specifically for brunch by Sarah [Cuneo] and Christa [Havican].”

A designated Snack Menu will be available at the Poitín bar.

photo credit for Poitin: Victoria Christensen