Dining

Brunch, Booze and the Big Screen

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It’s Sunday and it’s hot out. We’re not all blessed with central cooling apparatuses (aka AC) in our abodes and hanging out at a restaurant can get old. Also, church on Sunday isn’t for everyone – but movies are. Switch things up this weekend and head to Gaslamp’s Theatre Box for the Sunday Brunch and the Big Screen package.

Ah, there’s nothing like a morning to mid-afternoon flick with a slight buzz from a bit of bubbly and belly full of breaky. The Chocolate Lounge inside Sugar Factory at Theatre Box is killing the brunch game. Starve yourself a day before you go and then have a wild time. This should be an affair to remember, if you will. From the guys carving ribeye and serving cuts fit for The Flintstones to the omelet station with endless ingredients, the brunch buffet is one hot commodity.

As a gal from the South, brunch in my book isn’t complete without a heaping spoonful of mac ‘n cheese. It glues everything together. The mac here is cheesy, gooey and damn good. Thus, with a bite, I die. Incredible.

Entrées include eggs Benedict, French toast and roasted herb salmon; a dessert station featuring sweets such as peanut butter brownies and cheesecake bites; and more.

Go all Holly Golightly at the mimosa bar or pull a Richie Tenenbaum with a bloody mary (or four). Both bars are bottomless and accompanied by either fresh juices and fruit, or Applewood smoked bacon, celery and olives – depending on your poison.

This go around we watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tipsy, full and so damn comfortable in those big leather seats, I took a small snooze at the end. And I’m totally fine with it. Que movie critic to pick up where I’m leaving off.

Sunday Brunch and the Big Screen is priced at $49.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids and includes brunch, a movie ticket and a bag of popcorn. The bottomless bloody mary and mimosa bar will be available for guests 21-and-over for $20. Reservations are limited and may be made online.

Paige Nordeen

Paige Nordeen is a food and wine enthusiast who skips around from one San Diego joint to the next and writes about it. Questions, comments concerns? Give her a shout at paigeknordeen@gmail.com.

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