Easter Brunches for Every Bunny!

Brunch at Brasil (photo by Kirsten Gilliam)

HAVEN'T MADE YOUR Easter brunch reservations yet? Hop to it! From Tex-Mex to comfort-food to fine steakhouse fare, here are some egg-cellent choices for a Sunday feast.


B&B BUTCHERS The hip steakhouse on Wash Ave hosts Easter brunch from 10am-3pm with live music by David Gallego on the rooftop patio. Across the street, B.B. Lemon brunch is accompanied by DJ Dayta from 11am-3pm; cabanas on the lawn are a fun place to post up with friends or family! Both spots are also open for dinner, 3pm-9pm.

BLUDORN The hottest table in town, Bludorn is launching Sunday brunch for the first time this weekend. The inaugural event on April 4 features a three-course, pre-fixe, French-kissed menu for $75 per person ($25 for kids age 10 and under), and full brunch service — with pastries galore, fresh salads, omelets, Benedicts, Gulf-inspired fare and more — begins on April 11. Don't miss out on the bevs, either: The Bloody Quencher BBQ is a chipotle-cinnamon-infused Bloody Mary, and a refreshing Breakfast Punch has gin, tangerine marmalade, lemon and — surprise! — Chinese breakfast tea. Bonus? Enjoy to the sounds of a live jazz trio!

Bludorn (photo by Caroline Fontenot)

BRASIL Montrose patio go-to Brasil is known for its nicely priced weekend brunch — and on Easter Sunday, expect seasonal specials like carrot-cake pancakes, and lemon-curd-filled French toast topped with strawberries and whipped mascarpone. A carafe of prickly-pear mimosas is the carrot on top!

GUARD & GRACE Beautiful Downtown steakhouse Guard & Grace is a one-stop shop on Easter Sunday! Score a boozy brunch and an egg hunt for the fam. Hunts take place at 11am and 2pm on the second floor of the restaurant, and brunch runs from 11am-4pm, with specials like Maine Lobster Benny and a smoked-Wagyu-brisket hash.

LA TABLE The posh spot on Post Oak serves Easter lunch from 11am-3pm, featuring its regular menu plus the star of the show: a roast leg of lamb with seasonal veggies, pommes puree and sauce paloise.

NINFAS Both locations — Navigation and Post Oak — will extend regular brunch hours to 10am-5pm, with a few added plates by Chef Alex Padilla. Wash down a pecan waffle — with fried quail and oysters, two fried eggs and guajillo-chipotle cream sauce! — with specialty Easter cocktails. Olé!

ONE FIFTH One Fifth Southern Comfort touts four seatings for its $55/person brunch ($25/child) on Sunday: 10:45am, 11am, 2pm and 2:15pm. The pre-fixe menu includes a first course of crab-stuffed jalapenos, roasted oysters or a "snack platter" with Johnnycakes, radishes and cultured butter. The main dish is either ham-and-eggs with cream-cheese grits and pickled greens, or rabbit-and-dumplings. And for dessert, a picture-perfect pecan "Easter egg nest."

One Fifth (photo by Taylor Hall)

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SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception at Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7pm. The evening of "All Things Italian" will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italian as they sip on Italian wines, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres from Houston's beloved Tony's. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all day Friday at a trunk show at Valobra.

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Pastries at Cafe Leonelli

CAFE LEONELLI IS now open inside the MFAH's Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the stunning new wing that first opened in November.

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Abbie Preston Edmonson gives a special presentation this weekend

DESPITE SOME APRIL showers, there's still plenty of fun to be had! From art-centric and Earth Day activities to family-friendly fests, check out a rundown of the weekend's best bets.

LEARN FROM AN ARTIST Tune in tonight for an hour-long talk by ceramicist and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft resident artist Abbie Preston Edmonson about her creative process. She'll give a virtual presentation about her work and a special demonstration in her studio space.

Brennen's exec chef Joey Chavez (photo by Kimberly Park)

TAKE A VIRTUAL PAINTING LESSON OR COOKING CLASS Be inspired by the great state of Texas during a virtual painting lesson hosted by Honey Art Cafe on Friday night. For only $20, stream a two-hour virtual lesson and make a series of stylized mini paintings inspired by West Texas and Big Bend National Park. Honey Art Cafe also has supply kits available for purchase for beginners or artists low on supplies.

And if painting isn't quite your speed, see what you can cook up in the kitchen! Brennen's exec chef Joey Chavez leads a "date night" cooking lesson for couples on Friday at 6:30pm. Hosted at the restaurant, the socially distanced demonstration, which costs $150, includes a reception, followed by an interactive demonstration and seated dinner.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! Join the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center from 10am-4pm on Saturday for a fun- and information-filled day! Explore informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays in the Discovery Room, and Earth-friendly take-home activities. Or join Discovery Green on Sunday from 12-5pm, when the park will screen a series of short films about Houston's environment, host a panel about February's freeze, and showcase a live painting demo by local artists working on murals to decorate the park.

GO ON AN OUT-OF-THIS WORLD ADVENTURE Fifty-one years ago, the Apollo 13 crew splashed down safely back on Earth after their famously harrowing mission to the moon and back. Space Center Houston is celebrating that anniversary on Saturday, hosting two livestreamed panel discussions with current NASA experts as well as Apollo-era legends.And now through May 2, local NASA and Apollo 13 fans can check out the center's new spring exhibition, titled "Apollo: When We Went to the Moon," that looks at the legacy of the Apollo era through the lens of the engineers and astronauts who actually lived the experience.

FIND FUN AT THE INTERNATIONAL KIDS FEST Traders Village hosts Kids Fest on Sunday, with games, activities, interactive shows, live music, acrobats, magicians, clowns and more. Parking is $5, but the event itself is free, sure to keep the whole family entertained from 12-4pm.

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