1. Madison on Park Brunch has officially launched at the new Madison on Park, paired with boozy cocktails. Menu items include braised lamb and grilled leeks served with a potato and beet hash and topped with a poached egg; waffled churro sticks served with a maple cream cheese sauce and blackberry puree; and the classic avocado toast and egg. Brunch cocktails ($9) span the gamut from light and citrusy to a spicy Bloody Mary. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 4622 Park Blvd., University Heights. madisononpark.com Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 2. Go to a luxury theater: We know going to a movie on a rainy day can get kind of repetitive, which is why we suggest indulging in a better theater experience. If you've yet to visit The Lot in La Jolla, it's a must. The theater offers a full restaurant, cafe and craft cocktails to sip while you catch a flick. 7611 Fay Ave., La Jolla. thelotent.com Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 3. Bottega Americano The East Village Italian restaurant recently launched a Supper Club - essentially, extended brunch. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, guests can order brunch dishes and then groove into a late afternoon happy hour for a very-Euro experience. Local DJs will spin beats while you consume your braised pork shoulder hash, caprese scramble or Tuscan shrimp and grits. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 1195 Island Ave., East Village. bottegaamericano.com Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 4. Le Petit Bistrot This new classic French bistro is now open in La Plaza La Jolla. Parisian home-style plates make up the breakfast offerings on the weekend created by Executive Chef Theivan Luce. Order the French breakfast ($14) which includes a croissant or chocolate croissant, French toast, jam, orange juice, fresh brewed coffee and Galette de Sarrazin. 10:30 a.m. to close. Saturday and Sunday 7863 Girard Ave., La Jolla. lepetitbistrotlajolla.com Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 5. OPEN: Carnitas' Snack Shack - North Embarcadero It's officially here! Carnitas' Snack Shack at the North Embarcadero is finally dishing out their coveted pork, brunch and cocktails. Yes, cocktails. Order up the Snackshack BLT or the fish tacos and wash it all down with the Smoke on the Bay (mezcal, pineapple-infused tequila, tamarind syrup, lime) or The Local's Jam (Henebery whiskey, blackberry jam, lemon and Fernet-Branca). This location is by far their largest, with gorgeous outdoor seating right on the waterfront. Look for soft-serve ice cream too, of course with a bacon whiskey crumble. 1004 North Harbor Drive, downtown. carnitassnackshack.com Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD 6. Duke's La Jolla Pair ocean views with classic Hawaiian dishes at the newly-launched brunch at Duke's La Jolla. Lip-smacking options include Duke's loco moco (pictured) with a half-pound chuck, brisket and hanger grind, fried egg and adobo gravy atop steamed jasmine rice; Kahuna buttermilk pancakes with guava jam, maple syrup, whipped butter and potatoes; or the Kalbi short rib tacos topped with Asian pear salsa, spicy kimchee, cilantro and spam fried rice. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 1216 Prospect St., La Jolla. dukeslajolla.com Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD More While you're on the brunch crawl, discover these inventive cocktails. Copyright © 2016, DiscoverSD
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