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Brunch of the week: Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

Brunch of the week: Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Photograph: Lindsey Cavanaugh

Stumped about where to take your friends to brunch this weekend? Every week, we'll be here to save the day with a brunch that we think you'll love. 

The recently opened Blue Door Kitchen & Garden offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays in the main kitchen area or on the patio. It's sort of a choose-your-own-adventure brunch, with three Bloody Marys to choose from and three kinds of mimosas (sign us up for the rhubarb one). Blue Door is a great spot to have a meal with a bit of an upscale feel without being too hard on your wallet—while you certainly can go over the top ($24 crab cake and eggs), you'll also find dishes that won't break the bank, like the quiche with kale, pecorino and honeycrisp apple ($12). The space is also lovely, set in the former home of chef Art Smith's Table Fifty-Two, with big wicker chairs on the patio and a lively but homey interior featuring velvet covered chairs and dusty blue walls.

You can grab dishes like Smith's famous chicken and waffles or choose from a variety of Benedicts, like the garden with spinach, grilled tomato and feta or the southern with cornbread, shrimp and andouille sausage. If you're looking for a traditional breakfast, you'll find the 2x2x2 on the "From the Griddle" section of the menu, with two hotcakes, two eggs and two strips of bacon. Don't skip the sides either—from beignets to croissants, everyone will find something to love at Art Smith's farm-to-table spot. 

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