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Mimosas, bacon rule at top brunch spots

Mimosas, bacon rule at top brunch spots

Customers in search of hangover cures gravitate to bacon, eggs and cheese

Mimosas, bacon and home fries are the top choices for brunch patrons, according to a survey of OpenTable users as part of its Diners’ Choice list of 100 best restaurants for brunch. A third of OpenTable amateur reviewers opt for mimosas, while 43 percent mentioned bacon as a preferred side dish and 37 percent opted for home fries.

Other brunch factoids revealed by OpenTable include:

• Brunch is usually a planned event, with 35 percent of customers booking it a day in advance and 34 percent as much as a week ahead.

• The most popular times to eat brunch are 11 a.m. (25 percent), noon (22 percent), and 1 p.m. (18 percent).  Another 9 percent of customers get up earlier to have brunch at 10 a.m.

• After mimosas, the most popular brunch quaffs are coffee/tea (25 percent), Bloody Marys (21 percent), Bellinis (11 percent) and orange juice (10 percent).

• The most popular hangover cures include dishes involving bacon, egg and cheese (40 percent), followed by breakfast burritos (23 percent) and pancakes (18 percent).

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the best brunch restaurants are generated from approximately 5 million reviews collected from verified Open Table diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.

For a complete list of the winners, visit Open Table

If you’re looking to juice up your own brunch program, be sure to check out these recipes.

Bacon-Wrapped Eggs with Polenta
 

 

 

 

 

Cheese and Bacon Scramble in Mini Pitas
 

 

 

 

 

Peppered Bacon and Egg Biscuit Sandwich

 

 

 

 

Potato Cheddar Gnocchi with Bacon and Eggs
 

 

 

 

 

Panini with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Cheddar and Tomato

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