brunch and bubbly
It’s a day for a fresh start, setting new goals, or just another reason to indulge with brunch. While New Year’s Day falls on a Tuesday, there’s no shortage of local restaurants offering their typical Sunday Funday brunch best. For those who’ll need a little luck this year, there will be plenty of black-eyed peas specials, too.
These restaurants are open on New Year's Day to help you celebrate the start of 2019:
B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The high-end steakhouse will offer a “Hangover Cure Brunch” from 11 am-3 pm, with oversized “manmosas” (or mimosas served in a pilsner glass) and black-eyed peas with greens. The regular Sunday brunch menu, which features Benedicts, stuffed French toast, pancakes and waffles, will also be available.
While the normal weekend brunch menu won’t be offered, the Sundance Square restaurant will offer a couple brunch specials for the day starting at 11 am.
Mimosas (or straight bubbly sans the OJ) are included in this $22-per person brunch buffet. Menu items range from huevos rancheros and omelets to blue corn cheese enchiladas and black bean adobe pie. Brunch will be served from 10 am-3 pm, and children age 6 to 11 are $7.
The Watauga gas station restaurant will serve its weekend brunch menu from 11 am-2 pm, along with black-eyed peas all day. French toast bread pudding, monte cristo sandwiches with strawberry jam, and Chef Point’s “better than sex” fried chicken and waffles are some of the menu highlights. Or go big with the towering “bloody best” bloody Mary — a double size cocktail that comes with skewers of fried chicken, a slider, waffle fries, grilled shrimp, and bacon.
Doc B's Restaurant & Bar
The no-fuss restaurant will be open all day for lunch and dinner, serving its famous candied bacon, The Angry Meatball, shredded Brussels sprouts salad, oven roasted chicken wings, and wedge burger.
Little Red Wasp
The downtown diner will serve brunch features from 11 am all the way until 4 pm, with stick-to-your-ribs dishes like short rib Benedict with poached eggs, chilaquiles, and a chicken biscuit smothered with black pepper gravy that’s big enough to share. Don’t miss the cinnamon and sugar-tossed doughnut holes.
Go for $2 mimosas (which come in peach, blood orange, and blackberry, too), and something called "Bloody Mary’s Hillbilly Cousin," which is made with moonshine and is only $5. Brunch dishes range from egg lasagna — baked with layers of cheddar, sausage, and tomatoes — and caramel moonshine French toast, to a pancake so big it’s called “manhole.” Check with the restaurant directly for an opening time by this weekend, which will either be 10 am or 11 am.
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
While the lively Louisiana eatery doesn’t officially serve brunch, there will be $5 Moonshine Marys and Hair of the Dog cocktails all day. Open at 11 am.
Chew a little more wisely at this west Fort Worth restaurant, where brunch items include healthier options like acai bowls, veggie burritos, coconut chia seed pudding, and zucchini and walnut muffins. Detox from New Year’s Eve shenanigans with cold-pressed juices and drinking vinegars, or retox responsibly with organic cocktails. Brunch will start early at 9 am and run until 2 pm.
The Gulf coast-inspired Cajun seafood eatery will offer its popular weekend brunch menu from 10 am-2 pm. Visit for praline pancakes, fried shrimp and oyster grits, bananas foster monkey bread, and fried green tomatoes topped with blackened shrimp. Wash it all down with micheladas, prosecco mimosas, or tequila and grapefruit juice palomas.