Apr 12, 2023
How the rise and fall of the brunch buffet gave rise to the city’s best brunch spots.
Elizabeth Johnson is the kind of engaged and engaging restaurant owner we all want, and that we secretly want to be. Underneath the canopy sails on the sunny courtyard of Pharm Table, her version of conscious eating looks a lot like huevos rancheros and waffles. But better versions, one with habanero chiltomate salsa and heirloom corn tortillas, the other with a sweet potato base and Asian pear chutney. Order an explosively herbal Abre Ojos, the best bloody mary on this list. Or allow sommelier Scott Ota to widen your worldview with a cool glass of complex orange wine from Georgia. The one 7,000 miles away. (Brunch hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.)