Nopa enters the brunch column Saturday, with an opening menu that lists house-made granola, smoked trout with a house-baked bagel, pain de mie French toast, and braised pork with sausage gravy. All that, and resident favorites like the burger, plus start-the-day cocktails. Make reservations for this weekend and beyond by phone; number after the jump.
Spire will inaugurate its brunch service this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Laird Boles hails from Charleston, S.C.; we're looking forward to trying his shrimp with creamy lemon grits, as well as the waffle fried chicken, served with collard greens and corn bread. Also intriguing is the sweet potato Benedict, made with slow-poached eggs and aged white cheddar. Continuing the all-you-can-daytime-drink trend, Spire is offering bottomless mimosas for $10.
Maverick will be serving its excellent brunch as usual this weekend, but will extend service to Monday, too. Nothing clears our mental cobwebs like a Youk's Hot Sauce-drenched egg and prosciutto sandwich chased with an order of fresh-fried doughnut holes.
Nopa: 560 Divisadero (at Hayes), 864-8643; brunch served Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Spire: 685 Third St. (at Townsend), 947-4000; brunch served Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Maverick: 3316 17th St. (at Mission), 863-3061; brunch served Sat. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Mon., Sept. 6 (Labor Day only), 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.