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NYD Brunch: A Proper Start to 2016

You can’t deny it – you already know you won’t be seeing the am on New Year’s Day. No matter what party (or parties) you hit up, chances are, you’re gonna be out past the ball drop, past the new year’s kiss, past the range of an acceptable bedtime, if it were any other day of the year.

Which means – you’ll be missing breakfast on January 1st. While it’s not ideal to skip breakfast, it is perfectly a-okay if you’re planning on supplementing it with an even better, more important meal. Yep, you already know- brunch.

Artisan House - Mothers Guilty Buttermilk Pancakes - Credit Aliza J. SokolowLAC loves brunch for several reasons. It keeps the previous night’s party goin’, it offers the variety of two different meals, and it almost always connotes a social aspect, full of laughter and Instagram (or Kodak, for you old souls) moments.

So let’s kick off the new year right, and fill your tummies with nothing but great food from great places. The bacon on top of the Bloody Mary? The special menus and deals that these restaurants are offering. Get ready to salivate and celebrate…


The Bellwether Brunch will keep the party going, at The Bellwether! Nosh on Chef Ted Hopson’s globally-inspired comfort foods like Dutch Babies and Eggs in Purgatory, and wash your hangover woes away with house-infused signature cocktails courtesy of Beverage Director Ann-Marie Verdi. To celebrate its debut, Ted and Ann-Marie are offering cocktail specials with $8 Bloody Marys and $5 Mimosas!

Brunch Dishes Include:·

Monkey Bread with raisins and brown sugar·
Dutch Babies with lemon jam, raspberry jam and powdered sugar
Avocado Toast with fried egg and Aleppo chili
Smoked Salmon Toast with whipped cream cheese and “everything” garnish
Burger with branston pickles and cheddar cheese
Nashville Hot Chicken Sando with pimento cheese and chow chow slaw
Eggs in Purgatory baked in spicy tomato sauce with ciabatta bread
Benedict with ham, hollandaise and a poached egg atop a croissant
Crispy Pork Rillettes with potato rosti and ham hock gravy topped with a sunny-side-up egg and crispy pig ear

Brunch Cocktails include:

Mama Betty’s Bloody Maryhouse-infused habanero vodka, Bellwether Bloody Mary mix garnished with a mini BLT
Easy Like Sunday Michelada – lager, tomato juice, lime and Ted’s carrot-habanero hot sauce; add a float of house
Pimm’s Cup – Pimm’s #1, seasonal fruit, cucumber, mint, “lemonade”
Mimosa – Prosecco and orange juice

Full menus available upon request

Friday, January 1stBrunch available from 10:30a-2:30p(Note: Starting January 2nd brunch will be held on Saturdays and Sundays every weekend)

The Bellwether Crispy Pork Rillettes 1 - Photo by Marie Buck

The Bellwether13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite A,
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 285-8184



New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch Buffet at Artisan House The Downtown local favorite will offer diners the ultimate Recovery buffet featuring their usual spread of breakfast favorite as well as additional specials that are sure to cure all stages of a hangover like tater tot nachos, and mini Kobe burgers.  The comprehensive buffet is $24.99 per person with bottomless mimosa available for an extra $10.

Artisan House Eggs Benedict - Credit - Aliza J. Sokolow

Buffet Specials Include
Nacho Tater Tots
Mini Kobe burger bar
Mini Kobe hot dogs
Assorted pizzas

Bottomless Mimosas – additional $10

*The ongoing brunch buffet offerings will also be available

Friday. January 111:30am – 3:30pm

Artisan House
600 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014


Gracias Madre, the West Hollywood hot spot, is extending their popular weekend brunch to Friday January 1st to satisfy all your hair of the dog needs.  Guests can enjoy a new year’s day special ofFluffernutter French Toast or opt for their usual off the full brunch menu whether it beAvocado Toast, a Chimichanga, or perhaps the Breakfast Torta.   Whether starting 2016 on a healthier note with a Madre Green Smoothie or deciding to keep the festivities going with a Mexican Mimosa, Michelada or a classic Purista Gracias Madre is ideal for kicking off the new year!


Menu Special: Fluffernutter French Toast ($15) – Peanut butter, toasted marshmallow, on rustic wheat French toast topped with maple syrup

Friday, January 1st, 201610am – 3pm

Gracias Madre - tamale

Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood CA 90069


Diners looking to continue the celebration on New Year’s Day can head to L.A.’s iconic craft brewery for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Early birds can enjoy selections like the Breakfast Burrito, Bread Pudding French Toast, or Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches, all washed down with mimosas available especially for the occasion. Those who can’t muscle getting out of bed until later in the day can enjoy signature pub grub like Fried Roman Artichokes,Rosemary Roasted Turkey Melt, and the Spinach and Quinoa Salad – complemented by a signature brew of course.

Friday, January 1st, 201610 am – 12 pm

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The Pub at Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(213) 373-4677


Ring in 2016 in style at Chef Brian Malarkey’s chic new Westside hotspot. The new brunch menu steals inspiration from the local markets and laid back vibe of the SoCal beach scene, with featured selections that range from Farmer’s Market Scrambled Eggs to Malarkey’s signature Lobster Roll. Those in need of an extra dose of recovery will also be able to enjoy cocktails like the Peter Rabbit Mimosa with bruised basil lemonade, as well as bottomless mimosas.

Friday, January 1st, 201610 am – 2 pm

Herringbone Breakfast Pizza - Photo Credit - Marie Buck

Herringbone Santa Monica
1755 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 971-4460


El Segundo’s new dining gem – which features Nuevo Rancho cuisine conceptualized by Chef Anne Conness – will feature $16 bottomless micheladas for those looking to continue the party…or recover from last night’s festivities. Diners in need of more serious satiation can enjoy popular items such as the Beef Barbacoa Hash with Poached Eggs, Roasted Poblano Chili Omelet, or Huevos Rancheros.

Friday, January 1st, 201611 am – 3 pm

Sausal - Beef Barbacoa Hash with Poached Egg

219 Main Street
El Segundo, California 90245
(310) 322-2721

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