In my family, going out for brunch after church has been as much a part of Easter Sunday as hunting for candy-filled plastic eggs. These are some of our favorite spots:
Bistro La Bon - 1322 Central Ave. and 274 S. Sharon Amity Rd.; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Their "brunch buffet smorgasbord" is back with beef brisket, roasted Scottish Salmon, crab mac & cheese, Asiago cheese grits, roasted leg of lamb, and, of course, Easter ham.
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille - 911 E. Morehead St.; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Full hot buffet of breakfast and lunch favorites, plus omelette and prime rib carving stations. $4 Mimosas and Bloody Marys all day.
Mama Ricotta’s - 601 S. Kings Dr.; 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Carving station with oven-roasted porchetta and leg of lamb, a mozzarella bar, and plenty of other brunch options, including Salmon Arrostiti, Chicken Bianco, Amma’s Ravioli, Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Asparagus, and Scrambled Eggs with Mascarpone Cheese.
Rí Rá - 208 N. Tryon St.; 10:00 AM - 4:oo PM
Regular brunch menu along with some special Easter dishes. Enjoy performances from local Irish dancers from 12pm - 2pm. Reservations are recommended.
WP Kitchen + Bar - 6706 Phillips Place Ct.; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
It's Wolfgang Puck so you know Easter pizzas (carbonara or smoked salmon) will be on the menu. Brunch items also include Korean Chicken & Waffles and Smoked Salmon Benedict.