I noticed one Hound raving about the brunch at Great Bay (here: www.chowhound.com/topics/423988 ), which I guess surprised me a little bit. I've considered trying it there, never have gotten around to it. It made me wonder: when was the last time I got really worked up about brunch?
It's a bit of a struggle to recall. First visit to The Neighorhood about twenty years ago, that was pretty impressive. Gospel brunch buffet at the old House of Blues (though it was mainly because they stuck a mike in my hand, so I could really embarrass my date.) First time at Blue Room's buffet. Finding jonnycakes on the menu at Deluxe Town Diner. First dim sum at Hei La Moon. First taste of the red flannel hash at Henrietta's Table. Banana pancakes at Rauxa (we must have gone back and had those ten times.) Lunch-y items (like soup) at Sel de la Terre. Discovering the B-Side was still serving brunch at 3pm after a night that had ended around 7am.
Okay, so I occasionally have gotten worked up over brunch, but it's not often. Mostly I feel bad for the staff, try not to be too much of a nuisance, and eat my eggs or waffles in silence. Union has a really pleasant one these days, though I suspect I just like the sunny atmosphere and good coffee and eye-openers: the food is merely fine, not extraordinary. I'm itching to get onto Hamersley's patio to try their new brunch.
Any other standout, rave-worthy brunch dishes or experiences? I mean, something that made you say, "Wow, dat was awesome!"?