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Where to Get Your Brunch On in December

Egg in a hole by Maverick. Photo via Maverick's Facebook page.

Holiday parties will probably be wreaking some havoc on your head this month, so here are four spots to put on your December brunch radar. Let the healing begin!

Dear Mom

If you don't mind the smell of a bar in the morning (just focus on the fact that you're able to get a cocktail with your brunch), this Mission hangout is hosting the ladies of Rice Paper Scissors on Saturday December 14. Come by for a Vietnamese brunch, which will highlight pho, rice plates (with eggs, naturally), and ham sui gok (fried mochi dumplings filled with pork and shiitake mushrooms). 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 2700 16th St.

Maverick at Hi Lo

Even though Maverick recently suffered a rotten fire, their brunch must go on! Their brunch service is popping up at sister restaurant Hi Lo for the next two weekends (December 7–8 and 14–15) from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. You can get some egg dishes (the Benedict features house-cured and braised bacon), their classic fried chicken, and there’s now the bonus of cocktails too. Make a reservation here. Yeah, you saw that right. Reservations! 3416 19th St.

Stones Throw

Russian Hill denizens have a new brunch option to add to their lineup, since this recently opened neighborhood spot is now serving brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.. The menu changes seasonally; current options include butternut squash and duck confit hash, soft-scrambled eggs, brioche pain perdu, and some lunchy items too. Take a look at the menu here. 1896 Hyde St.

 

Waiheke Island Yacht Club

This is a reminder to visit the stylish pop-up Kiwi restaurant before it closes up shop for good on New Year’s Day. The menu features some Kiwi breakfast picks like apple wood bacon, lamb sausages, homemade baked beans, hash browns, mushrooms, spinach, and poached free-range eggs, and $6 bloody Marys and Bellinis—the MOA breakfast beer is another good move. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. And again, reservations are taken (woo hoo!), so you don’t have to stand around waiting for a table and gettin' hangry. Pier 29.

 

Marcia Gagliardi is the founder of the weekly tablehopper e-column; subscribe and get more food news and gossip at tablehopper.com. Follow her on Twitter: @tablehopper.