For those who have the day off on Monday for Columbus Day (or Bartolomé Day, if you prefer), it's a perfect time to indulge in a weekday brunch. Here are a few special events as well as brunches that are always available on Mondays. Hit up the tipline or comment below with additional suggestions.
· Common Ground: Brunch is available seven days a week; on Monday, it's from 11am to 2pm. Sample dishes: peanut butter pancakes with strawberry jelly (get it? PB&J!), raisin brioche French toast with caramelized bananas and Kahlua sauce, huevos rancheros.
· Deep Ellum: Brunch is available seven days a week; on Monday, it's from 11am to 4pm. Sample dishes: duck confit hash, poutine, vegan banh mi.
· Deluxe Town Diner: Breakfast is served all day, every day; on Monday, it's from 7am to 9pm. Sample dishes: ployes, apple cinnamon babke French toast, apple curry turkey burger.
· Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant: Holding a special Columbus Day brunch from 11am to 3pm on Monday. Sample dishes: Belgian waffle with Nutella mousse and caramelized bananas, crab Louie, wood-fired meatball pizza.
· Lone Star Taco Bar: Brunch is available seven days a week; on Monday, it's from 11am to 4pm. Sample dishes: breakfast taco, jalapeno corncakes, papas con chorizo.
· Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery: One meal here will fulfill your caloric needs for the whole long weekend. The breakfast menu runs from 7am to 11:30am on weekdays, and lunch takes over until closing at 4pm. Sample dishes: standard combos of meats, eggs, and breads, which come with a choice of cream of wheat or fruit. Get the cream of wheat.
· Tremont 647: Not usually open until dinner on Mondays, the restaurant will be serving brunch on Monday. Sample dishes: pumpkin waffles, apple pie parfait, crab rangoon scramble.
· Trina's Starlite Lounge: Monday's the only day Trina's ever serves brunch, so if you've got the day off, take advantage. It runs from noon until 4pm. Sample dishes: sloppy joe eggs, chicken on a biscuit, homemade pop tarts.
· Zaftig's: Breakfast is available all day, every day. Open 8am to 10pm. Sample dishes: homemade knishes, barbecue brisket quesadilla, fried egg BLT on challah.