> City: Denver
Weekend brunch at this award-winning contemporary Northern Italian place includes the usual items, but also things not generally seen on brunch menus. Examples include a seasonal mushroom salad with poached egg, shirred eggs in spicy tomato ragù, and a selection of pizzas that includes one with baked eggs and Calabrian vinaigrette.
Connecticut: Rooster Co.
> City: Newington
Feeding Mom is pretty much an all-day affair at this friendly restaurant in a community near Hartford, with brunch running from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a holiday dinner starting up at 3 p.m. and going till 9 p.m. Rotisserie chicken is the specialty, but there’s plenty more on the brunch menu — including shakshouka with tomato-peanut sauce, poutine with chicken gravy and a poached egg, and four different omelettes.
Delaware: Grey Fox Grille & Public House
> City: Dover
This attractive eatery in a restored 1881-vintage Victorian house serves such brunch specialties as Belgian waffles, made-to-order omelettes, shrimp and grits, and a “B Butcher Block Bagel” whose ingredients include ribeye steak, eggs, cheese, greens, and aïoli.
Florida: The Mill Restaurant
> City: St. Petersburg
The unusual brunch menu here proposes such things as breakfast hand pies, watermelon bruschetta, duck confit frittata, and banana bread French toast with rum-raisin compote, served in woody, tavern-like surroundings.
Georgia: South City Kitchen Midtown
> City: Atlanta
This bungalow restaurant will serve a special two-course Southern brunch menu for Mother’s Day ($35 per person, half that for children under 12). First courses include she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes with goat cheese, and strawberry salad with arugula and aged gouda. Mains range from smoked brisket Benedict and Charleston gold rice porridge with okra and peas to Carolina trout with Mediterranean lentil salad and grilled pork chop with cauliflower and peanut romesco. (Note that the restaurant is not wheelchair accessible.)