Thursday, June 11, 2015

front page news brunch

recently I met some girlfriends for brunch at a hip place in midtown that I'd never been but had definitely heard of. I was excited to try something new, especially since they [will remain nameless] feature bottomless mimosas. much to my surprise, it turned out to be a total letdown. from the minute we were told the kitchen was severely backed up and they were out of breakfast potatoes, I knew it wasn't going to be a good scenario. our reservation was for 1pm, atlantans can't order booze on sundays until 12:30pm so no one ventures out before then... how exactly did we run out of potatoes in the whopping span of thirty minutes...

ok, ok... before I sound too negative, the good news is that the old favorites never disappoint. front page news midtown is my spot for brunch. imagine the best of the big easy in the middle of midtown atlanta, and that's what you get at front page. from the new orleans ambiance of the outdoor patio, to the build your own bloody mary bar, to the southern menu selections [think mahi sandwich, crab cakes benedict] you cannot go wrong at front page news.

the bloody mary bar near the entrance of front page is jaw dropping, there are so many options to build your own bloody. the funny thing is that I don't actually like bloody marys. however, I think most normal adults do. learning to like bloody marys has been on my to do list, so when I finally decide to take the plunge, I will definitely do it at front page.

the beautiful, relaxing vibe of the outdoor patio with the large fountain centerpiece nestled in between the midtown skyscrapers makes you almost forget you're in downtown atlanta. stephen loves this place because they sell his favorite hard-to-find beer, abita andygator. I ordered a mimosa, per usual, and my sister got a root beet float - which totally stole the show (above).

I had a terrible time choosing between a fried green tomato BLT, crab cakes benedict, fried green tomato benedict, or the mahi mahi sandwich. I finally settled on the crab cakes benedict, stephen had the mahi sandwich, and my mom ordered a shrimp po boy. I mooched quite a bit of everyone's food, so I can say confidently that everything was amazing as always.

often times, I get a craving for a good fish sandwich and it never occurred to me that front page would have it on the menu. I have a feeling we'll be going back more often so I can get my fix without having to wait for a florida vacation. not to mention their mimosa carafes come with a full bottle of champagne so you can mix your champs to oj ratio as you like. happy brunching!

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