Few things are better than kicking back on a weekend with a mimosa or bloody mary in hand while watching the world pass by.
In fact, about the only thing that could improve it is a waterfront view to watch it pass by on.
For 17 years, Blue Moon Fish Co. has been serving one of the best Sunday brunches in town, with a prime view of the Intracoastal Waterway and its never-ending parade of boats and yachts.
Now the esteemed eatery is expanding its legendary brunch to include a Saturday à la carte service.
Starting just last weekend, the restaurant began serving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rather than go all-out with the extensive buffet, it offers a combination of classic items and new creations.
Traditional items include crab cake Benedict ($16) with cayenne cilantro hollandaise and quiche Lorraine ($17) with Brie and white wine sauce.
Also available: Nutella- and banana-stuffed egg nog French toast ($18), crusted with corn flakes and almonds with smoked Nueske bacon; egg white and lump crab burrito ($15) with spinach, avocado butter, and pico de gallo; and potato and parsnip latkes ($14) with Brie, white wine sauce, house-cured gravlax, and chive crème fraîche.
While the late risers can opt for breakfast options, those on the second meal of the day can choose items from the raw bar, sushi menu, and salad and sandwich selections, such as the Magic Mushroom Burger ($17), with crispy pork belly, goat cheese, mushroom, sunny-side-up farmer's eggs, and fries; raw oysters ($3 to $4); and hamachi jalapeño ($12), topped with minced garlic, micro cilantro, jalapeño, and yuzu aji amarillo sauce.
To wash it all down, the spot is serving seven kinds of bloody marys. (seven.)
Blue Moon Fish Co. is located at 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-267-9888, or visit bluemoonfishco.com.
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