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New Year’s Day brunch specials

Have you been wondering where you are going to spend your first meal of 2013? If you can drag yourself out of bed, here are some great brunch spots to ring in the New Year.


From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 1, The Angry Chef, Ron Eyester, will serve up a spread of traditional New Year’s Day classics for brunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The special brunch menu will include smoked pork loin, black-eyed peas, and collard greens, as well as the regular Rosebud brunch menu. 1397 North Highland Ave, Atlanta. 404-347-9747. $$

Del Frisco’s Grille

Buckhead’s newest casual steakhouse will be serving a New Year’s Day brunch featuring a special “Morning After” cocktail, made up of coconut vodka, coconut water, lemon sour, and a splash of sprite. They will serve their regular brunch menu as well. 3376 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-537-2828. $$

For a movie and a meal, there's CineBistro in Brookhaven.
For a movie and a meal, there’s CineBistro in Brookhaven. (Photo by Phil Skinner,


If you feel like catching a movie while you eat away your hangover blues, head over to CineBistro in Brookhaven. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the bistro/theater will start serving brunch, including ribeye flatbread, lump blue crab cakes, and deconstructed peanut butter pie. 1004 Town Boulevard, Atlanta. 404-333-0740. $-$$


Starting at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Murphy’s in Virginia Highlands will be serving up their full regular brunch menu, usually only available on weekends, as well as a range of all-day-long specials. Brunch will be served until 4 p.m. and dinner service will begin at 5 p.m. 997 Virginia Ave, Atlanta. 404-872-0904. $-$$.

Meehan’s Public House – Vinings

Meehan’s Public House in Vinings has your hair of the dog cure for the New Year’s Day hangover blues. The Irish pub will be serving bottomless mimosas as well as a bloody mary bar, and a clam bake. Chef Val Domingo will also be serving a not-so-traditional New Year’s Day menu including Black Eye Pea Cakes, Low Country Paella, Black and Blue New York Strip and Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin. 2810 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings. 770-433-1920. $-$$

Bantam & Biddy

Celebrate New Year’s Day at Shaun Doty’s newest fast-casual eatery, Bantam & Biddy. The restaurant will offer a traditional Southern special of corned Brasstown ham and ham gravy, stewed organic black-eyed peas, braised collard greens, Buckeye Creek grits and sweet potato pie, all for $20. The regular menu will also be available for guests. Bottomless bloody marys and mimosas are offered all day for $10. 1544 Piedmont Road, Ste. 301. 404-907-3469. $

- Jon Watson, for the AJC Food & More blog

3 comments Add your comment


December 21st, 2012
9:35 am

What have you been drinking? New Year’s Eve is December 31. The end of the world is TODAY, December 21. It’s called editing.

Robert Johnson

December 21st, 2012
1:23 pm

As usual the AJC forgot to mention Babs Midtown… is a regular midtown mainstay that contributes to the fiber of the community for over 8 years and yet never gets it props…
Great food…Great folks and always a great time…
Whats up with that ?


December 21st, 2012
10:42 pm

I’ve lived in the area for nearly 30 years and this is the first I’ve ever heard of Babs. Where is it hiding? I live in south Buckhead now but lived on Myrtle near 7th for years, most of my friends are in Midtown. Nobody has ever mentioned Babs. I’ll probably get my New Year on at Bantam + Biddy. I really like that place.