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Balena, Tapworks, and Baderbrau: Brunch Bites

……Balena, Tapworks, and Baderbrau: Brunch Bites<!

Brunch Bites: Balena, Tapworks

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..The folks behind The Bristol, GT Fish & Oyster, Formento’s, and Perennial Virant know what they’re doing when it comes to first-rate brunch. So it’s not surprising at all that they’ve cooked up another stellar brunch program at Balena, the latest restaurant to join the brunch fray from B. Hospitality and Boka Restaurant Group. With chef Chris Pandel at the helm, you can bet your ass this is a brunch menu not to miss, featuring a wide array of Italian-tinged offerings like a porchetta sandwich with tomato jam, fried egg, and avocado; a sweet crespelle with mascarpone and roasted grapes; charred bean pole Beneidct with Balena hollandaise and tigelle; and basil panzanella with poached egg, grilled zucchini, and braised kale. Also, Balena now offerings extra opportunity to partake in their famed pizzas, in the form of brunchy options like a smoked salmon version with creme fraiche and capers, or one strewn with peaches, goat cheese, and pancetta. Balena even goes so far as to offer a solid kids’ menu, featuring pasta, pizza, grilled cheese, and a pizza-themed Mad Lib. Brunch cocktails, wines, sides, salads, and pasta round out the menu for adults. Brunch is served Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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