April 27, 2016

The Brunch Bunch

Americano’s new brunch menu can cure your hangover, munchies, and more.

One thing’s for certain—Dallasites take their weekend brunching seriously. Whether you’re new to the city, been here 20 years, or just visiting, you’ll realize it’s our favorite meal of the week.

Instead of waiting in line for two hours for a mediocre meal, try Americano‘s recently-launched Italian-inspired brunch menu. There’s a little bit of something for everybody—and with house-made breads, meats, and more on the menu, it’s definitely a step up from that Uptown spot you usually hit up.

THE HEALTHY EATER

We get it—breakfast is the most important day, after all. For those who don’t count Sunday as a “cheat day,” the egg white frittata ensures you’ll get your protein and greens in this morning.  Chopped tomatoes and creamy goat cheese are scrambled in with the eggs, and the frittata is topped with a lemony arugula salad and pine nuts, giving a good mix of savory, lemony, and zesty in each bite.

THE BASIC BRUNCHER

Some people are breakfast purists—and there’s nothing wrong with that. But let’s hop out of your comfort zone just a little. Instead of going for the eggs/toast/bacon combo, try the fried egg sandwich on thick ciabatta bread. The house made porchetta and pepperonata are balanced out with a light pesto sauce; plus that’s some serious yolk porn right there.

THE HANGOVER HELPER

Last night was fun. This morning, not so much. Obviously, this is only a situation some za can fix. Americano’s breakfast pizza has that same crispy crust you love from the dinner entrees, substituting gravy for tomato sauce, and using scrambled eggs, sausage, and thin crunchy french fries as toppings. The salty potatoes and spicy sausage are just what you’ll need to go home for a little Netflix and chill.

THE MUNCHIES

Nutella. Doughnuts. While I don’t really think I need to say more, I will. The thick beignet-like crust, crusted in sugar, is perfect for dipping into your morning cappuccino a la Cafe du Monde.

THE BONUSES

It isn’t always appropriate to have cocktails at breakfast time—that is, unless you decide to call that meal “brunch.” If you’re more on the traditional side, we suggest you go with a spicy and tangy Bloody Mary. For those looking to venture out, the Calabrian Breakfast Cocktail (with lemon, orange marmalade, and Early Grey gin) has flavors reminiscent of early morning drinks, with a kick of gin to get you going.

The Details: Americano is serving brunch Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m. 1530 Main Street.