New Year’s Day Best of Brunches

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Have your plans for tonight locked down, but nowhere to go come the early bright sunshine of tomorrow? After perhaps imbibing a little too much during the countdown to midnight, the last thing you’ll want to do is get out of bed the next morning. But its a New Year! And New Year’s Day deserves to be celebrated in the same fashion as the night before. Except maybe with the addition of sunglasses to your outfit and the trade out of your beer for a bloody mary.

So rise and shine! We’ve scouted out all the great places around Somerville to grab your first meal of 2015. Conquer the first day of the new year by conquering brunch. Cheers and happy 2015!

Olde Magoun’s Saloon Hangover Brunch (518 Medford St): Starting at 10am, get all you can eat for just $14. Menu includes rustic pulled hash, biscuits and sausage gravy, mac and cheese with kielbasa and whiskey soaked french toast. Plus from 10am-12pm, drink Bloody Mary’s for only $6!

River Bar’s Leftover Chinese Food Buffet (661 Assembly Row): Travel over to Assembly Row to squeeze in some New Year shopping, but first check out this awesome buffet from 11am-3pm. Dine indoors or bundle up and enjoy the view at River Bar’s heat lamp-lined patio while enjoying some true brunch treats. Menu includes confit chicken scrapple, smoked bluefish hash, fried eggs and more. A la carte pricing.

Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar (381 Summer St): Roll out of bed, throw on your sunglasses and head down to this restaurant that has blown up Davis Square! Brunch runs from 11am-3pm and includes a DIY Blood Mary Bar, kentucky iced coffee with bourbon and the ‘Baconator Benny’ with meatloaf on an english muffin. Surefire way to kick that hangover to the curb!

Highland Kitchen’s Hangover Brunch (150 Highland Ave): Opening at 11am and running till 3pm, this brunch has everything you have come to know and love about Highland Kitchen, all served up with a smile on New Year’s Day. Menu includes shrimp and grits, huevos rancheros, blackened catfish po’ boy and much more. First come, first served, so make sure to get there early or call ahead to check out wait times.

La Brasa’s New Year’s Yaki Brasa (124 Broadway): This East Somerville establishment is keeping the party going and serving up Japanese style pub food all New Year’s day from 11am to 8pm. Menu items include yakitori (a Japanese type of grilled skewer), raw fish and oysters, mochi and the promise of ‘fried things’. Cap off the holiday season with fire, fun and furikake!

Foundry on Elm (255 Elm St): Starting at 11:30am, this classy brunch buffet includes omelet and carving stations and a vast selection of beers and morning cocktails. Brunch is $20 a person and reservations are strongly recommended.