Beat the Winter Blues with Brunch at The Dorian, Alta CA, and Tsk/Tsk

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The bar and dining room at The Dorian. Photo courtesy of The Dorian.

By Dana Eastland. Recently opened Marina restaurant ~THE DORIAN~ is now serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3:30pm. The menu includes some pastry options like huckleberry scones (two for $5) and cinnamon sticky buns with whiskey caramel sauce ($7), as well as a grilled shrimp chop salad ($17) and a classic toad in the hole ($12). There are also plenty of cocktails, and the raw bar will be in full swing. 2001 Chestnut St. at Fillmore, 415-814-2671.

~ALTA CA~ is hosting a special pop-up brunch for two weekends only: this Saturday and Sunday December 5th and 6th, and then again on the 12th and 13th, from 10am to 2:30pm. It’s called Holla! and is a celebration of challah, in many forms. The menu includes challah French toast, of course, as well as eggs Benedict on toasted challah, with pastrami and dill brown butter hollandaise. There are also special cocktails available for the occasion.

There’s a new brunch pop-up at ~TSK/TSK~, called Broderick’s. It’s from chef Ryan Chinchilla of Foreign Cinema and Blue Plate and includes a comforting American menu with options like sunny-side up eggs atop polenta with maitake mushrooms ($12), or try the chicken nuggets with chipotle ketchup, Thai barbecue sauce, and aioli ($10). Oh, and there’s a burger ($12) too. Peek at the whole menu here. Broderick’s brunch is served Saturdays from 11am-4pm. 528 Divisadero St. at Fell, 415-522-0800.