Besides its religious or spiritual meaning, Easter is a highly anticipated holiday for many because it means they can finally indulge in whatever they have been resisting since Fat Tuesday. Treat yourself on Easter Sunday at one of the many local restaurants offering brunch and lunch specials.
Another Broken Egg Cafe (Renaissance at Colony Park, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1009, Ridgeland, 601-790-9170). Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter Sunday. In addition to the regular menu, three quiches will be available: spinach, feta, onion and tomato; ham, cheddar and broccoli; and bacon, jack cheese and mushrooms.
Babalu Tacos and Tapas (622 Duling Ave., 601-366-5757). Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Easter Sunday. Lunch specials from the regular menu include black beans and rice, grilled chicken, hamburger steak, pan-roasted redfish and slow-braised pork with poblano-cilantro rice.
Bon Ami (Maywood Mart, 1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 230, 601-982-0405). Enjoy Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a menu that includes eggs Benedict, various quiches and two grits dishes. Easter Sunday specials TBA. No reservations accepted.
BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-982-8111). Serving Sunday brunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the regular brunch menu including blackened redfish Benedict, New Orleans style shrimp and grits, and specialty breakfast pizzas, a chef's special will be offered.
Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-420-4202). Daily specials are available on Easter Sunday. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the menu includes French onion soup, sausage and seafood gumbo, macaroni and cheese with Tripp country ham, crab cake Florentine, steak and eggs, croissant bread pudding and the Table 100 Signature Eggs Benedict.
Char (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-956-9562). Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. offers a menu featuring custard-fried French toast, chicken and waffles, shrimp Creole and more.
Julep Restaurant and Bar (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-1411). Brunch is served Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy two-for-one mimosas and Bloody Marys. The menu includes beignets, quiche, shrimp and grits, catfish tacos, bananas Foster French toast, shrimp toast and steak and
King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St., 601-969-8550). The Easter brunch menu features pan-fried redfish, braised short ribs, vegetable mac and cheese, and whipped sweet potatoes. Besides the main buffet, the restaurant will have stations for dessert, fruit, salad, soup, omelets, and a carving station featuring smoked prime rib, sliced to order. $29.95 for adults, $16.95 for children. Call for reservations.
Que Sera Sera (2801 N. State St., Jackson, 601-981-2520) Serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a menu featuring brabant potatoes, eggs Benedict and five types of omelets: seafood, Creole, crawfish, Italian, and ham and cheese, bleu egg Sardou and crawfish Benedict.
Wellington's at the Hilton (1001 E. County Line Road, 601-957-2800). Easter brunch is in the Grand Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring chef's specials. Adult admission is $27.95 plus tax, children ages 4 to 12 $13.95; free for children under 4.
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