March 28, 2013
I grew up in the Northeast, where Easter Sunday meant church, lilies, and a traditional dinner with family. In Austin, however, it’s just one more excuse for transplants to congregate over cocktails in the sun.
Grilled meats and festive music are more likely involved than bonnets and roasts; cascarones and bunny piñatas replace hard-boiled egg hunts. And the wealth of restaurants surrounding us make it easy to enjoy a brunch fit for kings or a more laid back, Bloody Mary-infused affair. Here are our top picks for Easter brunch in Austin.
For a brunch that is anything but ordinary, visit Swift’s, where specials include foie gras PB&J pancakes, forbidden rice bibimbap or grilled quail with root veggie hash and eggs. For reservations of four or more, call 512-482-8200.