I absolutely love going out to breakfast with my family. For whatever reason, it makes me feel like we’re on vacation. Even if it’s just sitting outside at Yours Truly in the Falls where we’re regulars.
But when we break out of the norm, we head to my favorite brunch spot in town: Fire.
Summer time. Saturday morning. Shaker Square. Farmers’ market. Patio at Fire. There’s no place better. And did I mention they have free valet?
The view, atmosphere, location, music and of course, food make Fire not to
be missed for weekend brunch. We have pretty much eaten our way through the menu – from a Bialy’s bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon to the lemon ricotta pancakes with a cappuccino. I always leave Fire a happier person. Truly – I’ve never had a bad meal or experience and I’ve been dining there for over 10 years (and not all outings are before noon).
And this past week, we finally made our way to The Katz Club Diner en route to the Botanical Gardens. This meal once again proved my belief that Doug Katz may be the unrecognized king of early morning eats.
Now, not only did we enjoy everything we tried, including my cappuccino made with almond milk giving them extra bonus points, but the detail to the decor and the space in general perfectly matched the setting. Kudos to the design team. We loved it, and so did my kids.