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MORNING GLORY Exceptional eats to munch during brunch BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

The Hangover

Breadwinner Knockout Sandwiches This two-fisted brunch feast has two fried eggs, griddled country ham, Manchego cheese, romaine, Roma tomatoes and aji amarillo aioli. It’s all piled high between a fluffy, freshly baked buttermilk bun. $10.

Chop & Chick

Matt’s Big Breakfast A Food Network favorite that has been dubbed “the real thing” by Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the savory meal is equipped with two eggs and a skillet-seared Iowa pork rib chop. It may sound simple, but the Chop & Chick will take your taste buds on a trip unlike any dish before. $11.95.

Tres Leches French Toast

Provecho Comida de mi Tierra This south-of-the-border twist on French toast features thick slices of bread soaked in decadent tres leches batter. It’s all topped with agave honey and dusted with cinnamon. $8.

Buttermilk Biscuit & Chorizo Sausage Sandwich

Southern Rail Prepare for an American classic with a bit of a Southern twist. The breakfast sandwich is made on a toasted buttermilk biscuit that is topped with a chorizo sausage patty, green apple slaw, tomato and aioli. $12.

Cristina’s Tamale Cakes

Hash Kitchen The tangy, slightly spicy, Mexican spin on a classic eggs Benedict is made of sweet corn cakes, green chili pork and poached eggs topped with a green chili-infused hollandaise sauce. It is served inside a traditional tamale corn husk alongside hash potatoes. $14.

Guild Torta Whoever awarded breakfast the title of “most important meal of the day” clearly never had brunch. From salty and savory to spicy and sweet, the brunches around town are in a class all their own. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself – or your mom – to one of more of these delectable brunch options on Mother’s Day, or any day. While some Valley restaurants serve brunch all day (score!), brunch hours and days vary, so call each venue or check online for specific brunch times.

Taco Guild This dish starts with beef round that is seasoned then slowly braised with locally sourced Cartel coffee until it is falling apart. The beef is then shredded and layered with sauteed peppers and onions on a toasted torta roll. Chunks of fresh avocado, Oaxaca cheese and a fried egg top the beef. The torta is served with house-roasted paps bravas – Mexican seasoned potatoes. $10.

Fried Chicken & Waffle

Stock & Stable This homestyle classic starts with a stack of cinnamon Belgium waffles piled high with crispy


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