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The most beautiful brunch you've probably never had

Posted August 29, 2011

My 3 favorite holidays, in no particular order: Thanksgiving, 4th of July and brunch.

The latter has become a Sunday staple and there is no shortage of great brunch spots in the Triangle.

Last weekend I kidnapped 5 of my friends and assured them they had never brunched where I was taking them.  They were slightly puzzled upon arriving but were pleasantly surprised when they sat down at Iris inside the North Carolina Museum of Art.

From the homemade bloodies to the spinach waffles resting beautifully under my crab cake benedict to the ultra-modern decor, every aspect of the perfect brunch was meticulously executed.

The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable and our 10-minute wait was spent perusing one of the best-curated museums in the region.  Beats the typical over-croweded lobby or bar area, wouldn't you say?  

Overall the experience was extraordinary and my hostages left with loosened belts and satisfied grins.

Next Sunday I highly recommend making brunch at Iris part of your weekend routine.  








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  • bigtini1 Aug 30, 2011

    You can view the menu @ http://ncartmuseum.org/dining/iris/

  • Questioning Aug 30, 2011

    I just looked at the menu and prices. They're moderate in price. The website recommends reservations. http://ncartmuseum.org/dining/iris/

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Aug 30, 2011

    The brunch at the Art Museum is very nice, but the last time I was there they suggested we walk around the museum for 40 minutes or so. When we returned they still didn't have any tables available AND had NO idea how much longer the wait would be. Ten minutes? Two hours? They had no idea.

  • tjdebord Aug 30, 2011

    Personally, I don't care much about presentation or "beautifully resting". I just want good food, at a reasonable price, and plenty of it. Sports bar, anyone?

  • imsosorry Aug 30, 2011

    looks like I would leave there hungry

  • bigtini1 Aug 30, 2011

    If you have to ask, you cant afford it.

  • ncsulilwolf Aug 30, 2011

    Prices? Looks tasty.