February 22, 2012

Fatty Brunches Across America

The only cure for an irresponsible night out is an irresponsible breakfast. A good brunch, fueled by caffeine and alcohol, the savory and the sweet, blurs the line between hangover and day-drunk, and makes time stop, at least until 3 pm. Here are the most delicious, calorie-laden, and potentially heart-stopping brunches for a Sunday with nowhere better to be.
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The greatest, and perhaps only, cruelty of brunch is choosing between the salty and the sweet. 
It's a false dichotomy at Fig in  Santa Monica, California. Consider their bacon waffle, which features bacon in the batter, a scoop of ice cream and a sprinkling of caramelized bacon on top of everything.
Lesley Balla
The greatest, and perhaps only, cruelty of brunch is choosing between the salty and the sweet. It's a false dichotomy at Fig in Santa Monica, California. Consider their bacon waffle, which features bacon in the batter, a scoop of ice cream and a sprinkling of caramelized bacon on top of everything.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with the more traditional waffle and fried chicken pairing, as offered by Jonathon's Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas.
Sara Kerens
Of course, there's nothing wrong with the more traditional waffle and fried chicken pairing, as offered by Jonathon's Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas.
Brunch doesn't have to be just fatty. There are always vegetables at the Bloody Mary buffet at  Deck 84, Delray, Florida.
Misha Grosvenor
Brunch doesn't have to be just fatty. There are always vegetables at the Bloody Mary buffet at Deck 84, Delray, Florida.
Carb load with buttermilk pancakes, mixed berry compote, and banana walnut and cinnamon apple sauces from City Hall, Miami, Florida.
Bill Wisser
Carb load with buttermilk pancakes, mixed berry compote, and banana walnut and cinnamon apple sauces from City Hall, Miami, Florida.
Don't think about how you're going to feel walking out of Boogaloos in San Francisco, California. Just think about you good you're going to feel eating their plate of chorizo hash, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and avocado.
Olivia Ware
Don't think about how you're going to feel walking out of Boogaloos in San Francisco, California. Just think about you good you're going to feel eating their plate of chorizo hash, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and avocado.
If this brunch-style hot brown sandwich, featuring four slices of toast, chunks of house-cured turkey, a cheddar gravy and bacon from Jelly of Denver, Colorado can't cure your hangover, nothing can.
Mark Manger
If this brunch-style hot brown sandwich, featuring four slices of toast, chunks of house-cured turkey, a cheddar gravy and bacon from Jelly of Denver, Colorado can't cure your hangover, nothing can.
Decadence can be classy, like this pain perdu, a.k.a. French toast, with strawberries and basil. served at Ramos House Cafe in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Meranda Carter
Decadence can be classy, like this pain perdu, a.k.a. French toast, with strawberries and basil. served at Ramos House Cafe in San Juan Capistrano, California.
This Dutch pancake from Fort Defiance in Brooklyn, New York arrives in a piping-hot cast-iron pan, topped with warm blueberry compote, maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar. Sure, it's dessert for breakfast, but who's judging at brunch?
Lauren Shockey
This Dutch pancake from Fort Defiance in Brooklyn, New York arrives in a piping-hot cast-iron pan, topped with warm blueberry compote, maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar. Sure, it's dessert for breakfast, but who's judging at brunch?
Say goodbye to your hangover and hello to the tater tot casserole, featuring baked beef and cheddar at Zayda Buddy's Pizza in Seattle, Washington.
Julien Perry
Say goodbye to your hangover and hello to the tater tot casserole, featuring baked beef and cheddar at Zayda Buddy's Pizza in Seattle, Washington.
For a sugar rush to go with a caffeine buzz, consider this blackberry French toast with brioche bread and mascarpone from Half and Half in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jennifer Silverberg
For a sugar rush to go with a caffeine buzz, consider this blackberry French toast with brioche bread and mascarpone from Half and Half in St. Louis, Missouri.