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7 spots to brunch on New Year's Day in Houston

7 spots to brunch on New Year's Day in Houston

Houston, Bosscat Kitchen new brunch menu, April 2017, Fruity Pebbles French Toast
At Bosscat Kitchen and Libations, enjoy crazy-good dishes like the Fruity Pebbles French Toast. Courtesy photo
Houston, new brunches, July 2017, B&B Butchers, French toast
B&B Butchers offers a coconut-crusted French toast. Photo by Felix Sanchez
Houston, FM Kitchen, brunch, December 2017
Look no further than FM Kitchen and Bar near Washington Ave. for all your brunch — and game day— needs.  Courtesy of FM Kitchen and Bar/Facebook
Houston, State Fare, December 2017
Go big with the colossal XXL Buttermilk Griddlecake at State Fare.  Photo by Julie Soefer
Houston, The General Public brunch. December 2017
Dig into starters like burrata cheese with pistachio crusted baguettes at The General Public.  Courtesy of The General Public/Facebook
Houston, Bosscat Kitchen new brunch menu, April 2017, Fruity Pebbles French Toast
Houston, new brunches, July 2017, B&B Butchers, French toast
Houston, FM Kitchen, brunch, December 2017
Houston, State Fare, December 2017
Houston, The General Public brunch. December 2017

Whether you’re winding down your decadent New Year’s Eve festivities, or simply getting a laid-back start to 2018, there’s nothing quite like a late-morning feast on New Year’s Day. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a guide to seven restaurants offering fabulous fare — and solid libations — to toast to the upcoming year. Here’s where to brunch, on January 1, in Houston:

B&B Butchers and Restaurant
Washington Ave. steakhouse B&B Butchers takes midday dining to a whole new level with the “Hangover Cure Brunch” on New Year’s Day, complete with a DJ spinning on the rooftop patio and free-flowing “manmosas” — otherwise known as a mimosa in a pilsner glass. And then there’s the food. Indulge in options from coconut-crusted French toast stuffed with strawberry cream cheese and to the Carpet Bagger Burger with thick-cut bacon, blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese, Cajun-fried oysters, and house-made hot sauce. (11 am to 3 pm; pricing a la carte)
1814 Washington Ave.; 713-862-1814

FM Kitchen and Bar
FM Kitchen and Bar near Washington Ave. is serving up brunch — and football, with all the marquee college bowl games on nine flatscreen TVs. Place your bet on how many wings can you put away; the kitchen will serve up orders of 16 ($13), 32 ($25), and 56, along with delicious midday dishes — from a cornbread and brown sugar muffin to soba noodles with collard greens, egg, and pork belly. Indulge in sips like the Sparkling Julep and White Negroni. (11 am to 3 pm; pricing a la carte)
1112 Shepherd, 832-804-6006

Hugo’s
This Montrose mainstay’s brunch is so prolific, it was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. To ring in 2018, Hugo’s offers up the Return to Life brunch buffet, featuring seafood tamales, pozole, ceviche, corn pudding, and more. Expect a line for this brunch hot spot. (11 am to 3 pm; $42 per adult and $15 per child)
1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
Brunch at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations near River Oaks goes well beyond boring scrambled eggs and toast. ​Here, linger over crazy-good dishes (think: Fruity Pebbles French Toast, short rib chilaquiles, and chicken fried steak) and cocktails aplenty, including mimosas and bloody Marys by the carafe, while DJ Andy Savage spins disco, funk, and boogie. (11 am to 3 pm; pricing a la carte)
4310 Westheimer Rd., 281-501-1187

The General Public
With its menu of American eats, plus beer, wine, cocktails, and lots of whiskey, it’s no surprise that The General Public at CityCentre cranks out a stellar brunch. Dig into starters like burrata cheese with pistachio crusted baguettes and move on to entrees including steak and egg migas, and Sunny Enchiladas made with Muenster cheese, beef picadillo, green chile cream, onion, and a fried egg. (10:30 am to 3 pm; pricing a la carte)
797 Sorella Ct., 832-690-4450

State Fare Kitchen and Bar
The kitchen at State Fare at Gateway Memorial City specializes in drool-worthy Southern eats while the bar cranks out solid sips. At brunch, go big with the colossal XXL Buttermilk Griddlecake served with whipped butter and maple syrup, or the State Fare Breakfast plate. Toast to the New Year with flight of mimosas, frozen blood orange margarita, or Laurie’s Old Fashioned. (10 am to 2:30 pm; pricing a la carte)
947 Gessner, 832-831-0950

Liberty Kitchen
Liberty Kitchen doesn't lack for must-try brunch items — from pork belly carnitas Benedict, to red velvet waffles with fried chicken, to white chocolate raspberry bread pudding. Wash it all down with a thirst-quenching cocktail: We recommend the Liberty Mule with pineapple-infused vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. (10 am to 2:30 pm; pricing a la carte)
Multiple locations