CultureMap Houston: Where to brunch in Houston right now: 9 best bets to heat up your weekend

People love to complain about how early the sun sets after daylight savings time ends, but the sun coming up a little earlier can be useful. On the weekends, it means knocking out chores early, which frees up time for brunch.

At least, that’s what some of Houston’s newest restaurants are hoping people will do. They’re giving diners plenty of incentives to embrace a lazy, boozy, midday meal with creative dishes and tasty cocktails.

Here’s nine recent favorites. Most of the establishments have opened this year, but the list also includes a couple of veteran restaurants that have significantly upgraded their offerings. Regardless, they’re worthy of a visit.

B.B. Italia Kitchen and Bar
Ben Berg’s West Houston restaurant focuses on Italian-American classics like pizza, pasta, and entrees like chicken parmesan at dinner. They’re all present at brunch, too, but the menu adds breakfast options like soft scrambled eggs, an egg white frittata, and an Italian-style hash with poached eggs and prosciutto. Other options include lemon ricotta pancakes, hazelnut French toast, and a full range of eye-opening cocktails. Read More.