DAILY BITES
Weekend Pick: Brunch at Hotel Chantelle

What: Brunch at Hotel Chantelle

When: Sunday, April 13th, 11:30am-5pm

Where: Hotel Chantelle, 19 Ludlow St., New York, NY

DAILY BITES
Weekend Pick: Brunch at 1905

Head down to 1905 for an intimate, stylish brunch this Sunday.

The bistro’s brunch menu is full of modern take on breakfast staples, such as salt roasted beets with sherry-honey emulsion, truffled grits and pork belly, and chicken and waffle with cayenne honey. $15 will also get you bottomless mimosas or bloody marys.

The service and aesthetic of 1905 is all class, and it is in every sense a handsome restaurant from another era. You can make a reservation through CityEats here.

What: Brunch at 1905

When: Sunday, April 12th, from 11am

Where: 1905, 1905 9th St. 2nd Fl., Washington DC

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DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Delicious Debut: Angus Club Steak House

We’ve recently written about how, with new additions like Arco Cafe, the Midtown East culinary scene has been developing in interesting new ways. And, while the coffeehouse and tapas crowd welcome Arco, fans of the new American steakhouse also have reason to celebrate. Opened on January 27th, Angus Club Steak House is one of the newest of a number of new Midtown steakhouses, and has already started to bring formidable game to the table. A group of industry-star owners (including husband-and-wife team Tara Pizzi and Aldin Gacevic) have set out on a mission to, as Gacevic says, “tweak” the idea of the classic steakhouse, expanding on classic themes to bring the modern and the traditional together.”

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Saturday Brunch at Bagatelle LA

LA is a city built for food, we don’t care what anyone else tells you. Every year, culinary masters from all over the globe follow their dreams and find themselves in this smoggy metropolis, ready to tease and tantalize our pallets with their wares. This relentless cycle of new talent presents dazzling new trends, and we're not just talking about beet salad and the rise of the Brussel’s sprout (be warned: celery will be back). We're talking about trends in service, economics, and culture. And in keeping up with the Joneses, many of LA’s elder statesmen have lost their way, which is why we were so refreshed to learn that Bagatelle LA is bringing back brunch in a big way. A back-to-basics big way.

DAILY BITES
A Night To Remember At Sel Et Poivre

Following this was a warm Red Pepper Bisque, which we were delighted to find out was completely dairy-free. This healthy soup is brought together with potatoes, which thicken the liquid and bring out the strength of the peppers to provide an aromatic, full-bodied flavor.

Also featured on the menu was the Chocolate Lava Cake served with Ice Cream, Raspberry Coulis, and Whipped Cream. For all chocolate lovers, this dessert is one to go out of your way for. The inside was warm and molten, and once combined with the ice cream and whipped cream, it created a combination of rich, sweet flavors which melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Hudson Cafe: The West Village's Nifty New Cafe

The West Village just scored itself a cute new neighborhood café on the intersection of Jane and Hudson Streets: Hudson Café! It’s on the same block as Mole, the lively Mexican eatery helmed by restaurateur Nick Cervera and his wife, Chef Lupe Elizalde. The couple also owns Hudson Café, and when they built the place from scratch, they infused their personal touch into the cozy interior — they remodeled the ceiling with a herringbone pattern of reclaimed wood beams, installed industrial-chic lighting in the form of scones and lined the white tile walls with photographs of Cervera's travels around the world.

CHAVELA'S
Cheap Brunch at Chavela's in Crown Heights


The Mexican food scene in New York is driven by authentic restaurants, whose dishes are derived from the best and freshest ingredients. Fronting the craze is Chavela's in Crown Heights — a fairly-sized cantina that boasts hand-painted tiles at the bar, chili-red walls, antique-looking chandeliers and an exotic patterned ceiling.

It was a freezing Sunday afternoon when we popped by for brunch. The place was already packed to the brim and there was barely any space in the waiting area. But once seated, our 20-minute wait was totally worth it when we were introduced to the delicious Guacamole Classic ($7). For an additional $3, you can add the smoked trout, pico de gallo and morita chile salsa. We were fine with just the fresh and hefty lump of guacamole that arrived in an adorable elephant bowl. It was served with crispy round chips that were lightly salted, which we used to scoop generous mounds of guac with.

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Brunch, Archer-Style.

If you're like us, you're totally jazzed about Season 5 of Archer and re-aquainting yourself with the Isis team. Apparently, the folks at Sabrina's Cafe in the Fairmont neighborhood of Philidelphia is also excited: they've come out with a celebratory Archer-themed Brunch menu that looks pretty damned good. Featured dishes include The Baboo Burger (a grilled Angus burger served on brioche with mixed greens, roasted herb plum tomatoes, grilled proscuitto, melted provelone, pickled onion, bell pepper slaw, and an olive-pesto-lemon aioli), Special Breakfast: Code Name Duchess (a sweet potato-parsnip maple cardamom biscuit stuffed with scrambled eggs, collard green pesto ricotta cheese, and a fried pecan-cilantro panko-crusted chicken breast, finished with a plum tomato-red pepper jam), and Pancakes...Just Like The Gypsy Woman Said, pumpkin pancakes filled with oatmeal-peanut butter candy pieces and toasted walnuts, served with peach-orange syrup and blueberry-marshmallow butter).

If you ask us, that's a meal fit for fort kickass. Just make sure to be careful with your leftovers.