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You really can’t open a restaurant in Houston without giving serious consideration to the question of brunch. You have to because people are going to ask. They can’t help themselves; Houston loves it some brunch. Even a place like BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, who have embraced nostalgic foods in a way few have, got calls for brunch. While brunch itself may not conjure up many a fond memory from your childhood, breakfast does, and that’s resulted in an interesting slate of brunch menu items for BCK.

How else does one explain the Apple Jacks® Breakfast Bun? Take a sticky apple bun, cover it in cereal milk glaze and Apple Jacks®, and all you’re really missing are some cartoons to take you back to the Saturday mornings of your youth. If your breakfasts came wrapped up in a tortilla, you might find that morning glow again with the steak and egg tacos. I’m a pancake guy through and through, and while I never had cornbread pancakes growing up, I found them to be a nice twist on the breakfast classic. They’re not too dense, and with a side of some really great breakfast sausage, the whole thing makes for a hearty dish.

It’s not all nostalgia at brunch, and if you’re looking for something a bit more classic, BCK has you covered there too. You can’t go wrong with the breakfast sammy, the egg, cheese and ham sandwich that is a breakfast and brunch staple. They’ve also got the ‘Merica Classic, which has exactly what you’d expect: two eggs, toast, and bacon. But there is a twist in the form of Uncle Nick’s skillet home fries: These potato chunks, named after Executive Chef Peter Petro’s uncle, pack some serious flavor.

They’ve also got their share of brunch cocktails, the most Instagrammable being the “Flaming Hot” Bloody Mary, which of course features Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Don’t sleep on their Screwdriver or Kir Royal, but if you want to do it really big you can go with their $30 “build your own mimosa” option.

The BCK brunch might not be the party that other Houston brunches are, but with these flavors, you’ll hardly notice. You can check it out for yourself on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures

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