Make a plan for weekend brunch.
– have become so popular that she may offer them on a permanent basis. Here's hoping. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
2401 E. Franklin Av., Mpls., 612-236-4831, www.mpcbakery.com
The only downer to breakfast-brunch at Union Rooftop is that it's limited to one day a week. That day is Sunday, when one of the city's most dynamic, sun-soaked dining venues turns itself over to a long list of a.m./p.m. favorites, including crispy hash browns topped with smoked trout and sour cream (or lobster with creamed spinach), a grilled portobello mushroom Benedict and French toast stuffed with mascarpone and topped with a peach compote. The bar gets busy with a half-dozen specialty cocktails, headlined by a bottomless Mimosa. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
731 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-455-6690, www.unionrooftop.com
When weekend brunch rolls around at Pilgrimage, chef/owner Craig Ball goes the same around-the-world route that he takes at lunch and dinner. Translation: poached eggs with turkey mole and a lime-infused hollandaise, carnitas with poached eggs and cornbread soufflé, black bean chilaquiles with guacamole. All-American basics include honey-glazed, cruller-style doughnuts. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
2403 E. 38th St., Mpls., 612-729-0034, www.pilgrimagecafe.com