Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Second Sunday Brunch Bunch - The Grape

After skipping a month, the Second Sunday Brunch Bunch enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Grape. I have been wanting to try this restaurant forever, especially since their Sunday brunch is one of the only times during the week that they serve what Texas Monthly named the "Best Burger in Texas."

Sarah and I got there first, and we both started with a Wounded Yellow Bird, which is made with vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. It was delicious and really refreshing. It really reminded me of the tropical drinks you get at a beach resort. 

Once Jill and Laura arrived, we ordered a carafe of mimosas for the table. They were really good mimosas, and are only $4 a glass (and cheaper for a carafe). 

And of course we had to order the Cinnamon-Pull-Aparts to share. My only complaint is that they were more caramely than cinnamony, but that is just a personal preference. Bottom line...they were everything sticky buns should be...soft rolls with a crispy, nutty top, covered in gooey deliciousness. 

Jill, Laura, and I all ordered the Fried Chicken Biscuit, which is a "crispy fried chicken breast, cheddar cheese, honey butter on a jalepeno-cheese biscuit, napa slaw on the side" (and it also came with some sort of sour cream-type concoction on the biscuits). 

I was a little skeptical about the cheddar cheese/honey butter combo, but it was really, really good! And there is just a hint of honey butter. It was also a lot of food...I ended up taking half home to Josh. 

And because one of us had to order the famous burger...Sarah took one for the team. It is described as a "Grilled 10oz fresh ground patty, homemade peppered bacon, vermont white cheddar, nathan's horseradish half-sour pickles & dijonaise on a toasted pain au lait bun, with homemade frites on the side."

She was also kind enough to share a few bites with us. I definitely want to go back soon and order one for myself. There is nothing super special about it in theory; however, all the simple, well-made components combine to make an excellent burger!

Sarah also ordered (and shared) the Banana Pepper Hash. She was a little bit obsessed with it...in a good way :).  

And I am equally obsessed with the Fried Polenta Cheese Fritters that we ordered. They are super crispy on the outside; filled with creamy, cheesy polenta goodness; and topped with a cojita cheese sauce and sriracha. 

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm in love with them. 

I think this was the best brunch we have had so far. Or at least tied with Meddlesome Moth

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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; Topo Chico; reading; coffee; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows and podcasts; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. That pretty much sums it up.


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