Curled up tightly in a blanket on a crisp winter morning, I daydream of the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon wafting through the air and tickling my nose. I imagine the sizzle of freshly sliced bacon as it hits a creamy butter coated pan and reminisce of lazy Saturday mornings with my siblings. I envision a stack of fluffy pillow like pancakes is placed in front of me and stretch for the maple syrup I secretly hope is on my nightstand. Thank goodness a mouthwatering brunch is within reach in the Tri-States.
A little something extra special is exactly what’s in-store at Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ at Potter’s Mill in Bellevue, Iowa on Sunday mornings at their Lagniappe Brunch. Fried Chicken and Waffles will find your taste buds in perfect harmony between sweet and salty. A tower of Pancakes and Ice Cream is sure to make every kid’s eyes pop and the chef may throw on some chocolate chips if you ask! Not to mention, it’s a BBQ joint so their house-smoked bacon is spot on. It’s the brunch spot of choice for all things Cajun culture and historic charm.
For a bright and cheery brunch along the Great River Road, check out Katina’s Kitchen in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Serving up crowd favorites like crispy Cap N’ Crunch French Toast and heaping plates of Pecan Caramel Pancakes all day long can’t help but put a smile on your face and warm your belly. This whole-in-the-wall eatery is the perfect pit stop on your road trip or a destination itself.
Gorgonzola Apple Bacon Omelets are only the beginning of your brunch experience at Otto’s Place in Galena, Illinois. While tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, their grub is anything but quiet. Egg Tacos topped with Goat Cheese and Sriracha will set your tongue on fire and gooey Bread Pudding French Toast will make you want to sign. And you are always in for a welcomed surprise with the Quiche of the Day. Add Otto’s to your restaurant bucket list.
Nourish your body and soul at these uniquely delicious brunch destinations in the Tri-States.