We will wait in the two-hour line at Brenda’s French Soul Food in San Francisco, and if you saw their menu, so would you. We’re a fan of bacon, fried oysters and eggs by themselves, but beat them together to make an omelet-frittata and that right there is brunch. Serve it with grits or hash and a biscuit like Brenda does.

“In the beginning, at the restaurant I was focused mostly on foods and dishes inspired from my hometown, New Orleans.  One day I thought it might be fun to try the Hangtown Fry, which was originated near us here in Northern CA. It was a no-brainer especially since we already had all of the ingredients available in our kitchen.  The response was overwhelming and I haven’t been able to take it off of the menu since!”