Memorial Day brunches and espresso sips from Goat & Rabbit


The ultimate omelet at Summit Grill. // Photo by Liz Goodwin

Brunch and bottomless bubbles for your Memorial Day weekend

As you gear up for the Memorial Day holiday, Third Street Social and Summit Grill gear up to quench your thirst and cater to your brunch needs.

Both restaurants are expanding their brunch menus beyond their normal Saturday and Sunday constraints, making the menu available on Mondays. From Bloody Mary’s to breakfast tacos, there are plenty of bites to indulge.

At Summit Grill in Waldo, start with bottomless mimosas (with purchase of any main course) for $19.95, or opt for the Pickle Bloody Mary. Other cocktails include a Peach Bellini and a carafe of Aperol Spritz for those who like to think big.

As for the plates, choose a classic egg breakfast with potatoes, bacon or sausage, or enjoy something sweet by ordering the thick brioche French toast with fresh berries and whipped cream.


Avocado toast at the Third Street Social. // Photo by Liz Goodwin

For cheese lovers, the Ultimate Omelette contains many dairy-based flavors in addition to vegetables and protein. It’s made with sausage, bacon, roasted mushrooms, green onions, kale, tomatoes, and a mixture of pepper jack and cheddar cheese.

Third Street Social at South Plaza also helps customers crush their Memorial Day cravings.

For those who like to start the day with a healthy dose of sugar, start with the homemade donuts served with a raspberry sauce or the Belgian waffles with macerated berries, whipped cream and maple syrup with your choice of bacon or sausage.

If you like the savory team, check out the Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit with Jalapeño Aioli and Fried Potatoes. Avocado toast is also on the menu for people who keep it light, consisting of grain bread, poached eggs and a green salad.

Bottomless bubbles are also available at Third Street Social, but the cocktail menu has other adventurous sips.

Highlights include the Soccer Mom, made with Tito’s vodka, fresh strawberries, soda water and pineapple juice; or the Third Street Punch with raspberry vodka, St. Germaine, lemon juice, raspberries and basil.

Both Third Street Social and Grills at the top will be serving brunch on Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Third Street Social’s South Plaza location is at 5031 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112. Summit Grill’s Waldo location is at 520 W. 75th St Kansas City, MO 64114.


Espresso Martini at Goat & Rabbit. // Photo by Liz Goodwin

Caffeinated cocktails and more at Goat & Rabbit

If finding a signature summer drink is on your to-do list, there are several options to choose from. Some might want to jump on the Dirty Shirley trend, others might want to stick with a classic G&T, or if you’re like me and have a hard time staying out after 10 p.m., you might want to -be something to boost your energy level.

If you fall into the latter camp, let me suggest Goat & Rabbit’s Espresso Martini.

Although these sparkling cocktails are made differently everywhere, G&R uses a combination of espresso, vodka, Kahlua and Turbinado, which makes it true to that espresso flavor with a hint of sweetness.

If you find yourself too hooked after a few of them (because it’s very easy to end up drinking three or more), move on to another of their libations. Options include the Bee’s Knees made with gin, lemon, and spiced honey syrup, or the classic Cosmo made with cranberry cordial, dry curacao, and apricot mousse.

There are also a variety of seasonal cocktails available, such as spring thyme with tequila, St. Germaine, citrus, and house-made thyme syrup.

Although the Espresso Martini isn’t on the happy hour menu, all other signature cocktails are just $8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. They also serve coffee most mornings, providing caffeine opportunities day and night.

Goat & Rabbit is located at 1804 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO, 64111. Closed Mondays, open 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. – midnight on Sunday.


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