Have you noticed there are national days almost every other day? Days that were created to celebrate anything you can think of…like national burger day, national donut day, national best friend day, and so on. Me being a girl that loves food it makes me pretty happy that many of the foods I like get their own day. However, I am sad to report that there is not a national brunch day! Yes gasp and clutch the pearls; I also was left saying, “WHAT THE WHAT”, since I’m such a brunch girl.
Thank goodness I was not left pondering over this injustice very long, because at the beginning of the summer Benjy’s in the Village launched a new brunch menu that’s available seven days a week. Go ahead and stop reading at this point and do a 10 second happy dance – I’ll pause right here and wait for you…PAUSING! Un-frickin’ believable right?!?!? Brunch service is from 10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and boasts the best elements of the restaurants lunch menu with the best of their brunch menu. Since I wanted to do my part to help guide you and direct you to some great menu selections, please check out below as I give you 7 days of Benjy’s brunching Urban Swank Style:
Local Carnitas Stack
“BHR” pork · Texas peach salsa · fried egg · black beans · crispy corn tortillas
This is always a wonderful choice due to the freshness and all the flavors.
After a long weekend of drinking and eating rich foods, the biscuits and muffins from Benjy’s will hit the spot! These are complimentary so feel free to add a spicy Bloody Mary and one of their amazing salads.
Benjy’s French Toast
brioche · vanilla whipped cream · stone fruit
This is SLAP YA MOMMA and her 2 sisters good!
Smoked Salmon Toast
scrambled egg whites · house smoked salmon · cucumber salad · crushed avocado
This is a healthier option without sacrificing taste; did I mention it is one of my favorite dishes on the menu?!
Quinoa Veggie Burger
crispy sweet potato · sweet chili sauce · arugula · red onion
This is a great non-meat option and feel free to change the fries from sweet potato to regular. For meat eaters the beef and lamb burgers are solid.
Celebrate the weekend with signature cocktails and mimosas! I’d also add the Shrimp & Grits to complete the celebration in style.
Fire Roasted Broccoli
candied pecans · feta · chive pesto
If you like broccoli this dish will make you smile, and if you are not quite sure about it this dish will definitely bring you over to the green side.
Feel free to switch this up and customize the heck out of it. All I ask is for you to just get your booty over there and report back your faves!
Benjy’s Rice Village
2424 Dunstan Rd.
Houston, TX 77005