May 1, 2012
Capitol Garage ranked in nation's 100 best brunches survey

Just check the late-morning restaurant lines on a given Sacramento weekend, and you'll see that this is a brunch kind of town. One popular spot also made the cut in an OpenTable survey listing the "Top 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S." That would be the venerable Capitol Garage on 15th and K streets, which specializes in a range of eggs benedict dishes (a Sicilian style with pepperoni and mozzarella, pulled pork with bbq sauce), a fat brunch burrito and the perennial brunch favorite known as unlimited mimosas.

And here are a couple of dubiously interesting factoids from this brunch survey, which was culled from 5 million reviews on OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation site:

* 33 percent of survey respondents chose the mimosa as their favorite brunch dining drink - the champagne cocktail beat out coffee/tea (25 percent), Bloody Mary's (21 percent), Bellini's (11 percent) and orange juice (10 percent).

* Almost half of survey respondents (43 percent) selected bacon as their preferred side dish while home fries came in with 37 percent and pancakes and yogurt and granola at 11 percent and nine percent, respectively.

In related brunch news, check this Sunday's Bee for Blair Anthony Robertson's recommended brunch spots for Mother's Day.

But now, let's conduct our own "Appetizers" survey. What are your favorite local brunch spots? Is Tower Cafe your go-to spot? How about Fox & Goose, epic waits and all? Tuli Bistro? Let us know in the comments section.

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