Brunching is one of my favorite activities. Donâ€™t downplay it by saying itâ€™s just a meal â€“ itâ€™s more like an event that begins with my rolling out of bed before noon on Sunday and making an extended effort to straighten my hair and put on a ladylike dress. Iâ€™ve made my rounds-o-brunch about Uptown: (the rooms and I enjoy places within walking distance to our humble abode) Nick and Samâ€™s Grille, Sfuzzi, and the ever-popular Breadwinners are usual (always yummy) picks. But when I heard that The Common Table was adding brunch to their already stellar menu, I cried mimosa tears of brunchity joy.
We arrived at The Common Table and shook owner Corey Pondâ€™s hand, and he directed us to a large table in the back â€“ the perfect size for sampling their extensive new menu. Make sure you introduce yourself to Corey, he has a kindness about him that makes you feel at home in his restaurant. Thirsty upon arrival, I opted for the tropical mimosa from our attentive waiter, Sean, and my roomie Michele went with the festive Pointsettia. The tropical mimosa was a twist on the original with a sweet syrup that came with a mental vacation to Hawaii. Recommended. (more…)