For some reason I don't understand, it seems there is no decent Sunday brunch to be had here. I've lived in much smaller towns with good brunch selections, and it puzzles me why a city the size of Boise doesn't seem to have decent offerings. Is it because most people are in church Sundays? I don't get it. If Kearney, Nebraska can have a good Sunday brunch then Boise, Idaho certainly ought to have one.
Today I researched online as much as possible and called around to see if I could run down brunch options. A few places which said they had brunch turned out to be closed on Sundays, so they must have discontinued it. Which made me wonder: have places tried and failed to establish brunch? If so, why on earth did it fail?? Doesn't everyone love a good Sunday brunch?!? Disappointing offerings.
Here's all I was able to come up with for brunch options - if you know of others, please comment!!
1. Plaza Grill at the Owyhee Plaza downtown
2. Marie Callendar's on Fairview
3. Cottonwood Grill, www.cottonwoodgrille.com
There's a new restaurant downtown at 8th & Main, City Grill, and they supposedly were going to offer brunch, but as they did not answer their phone or have a recording I couldn't find out for sure.
Decent breakfast options (though not a brunch buffet) include Boise Bungalow, which has a nice menu, and the old standby, Elmer's. I can't bring myself to wait in the Goldy's line downtown.