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Easter Eats, San Francisco-Style

Katy Quigg | March 27, 2013 | Story Restaurants

For the Lazy Home Cook
Pick up an Easter meal to-go courtesy of Luella in Russian Hill. The restaurant offers a your choice of mustard glazed ham or herb-baked salmon. Each dinner comes with an artichoke and fava bean salad, a leek and potato gratin, lemon-roasted asparagus, and strawberry short cake for $25 per person. Place your order by 5:30 on Friday for Saturday pick-up. 1896 Hyde St. (at Green) 415-674-4343

For the Aspiring Pastry Chef
Want to channel your inner Martha Stewart? Head over to Grand Café where kids and adults can decorate their own Easter egg-shaped cookie. The regular brunch menu will be offered as well as several Easter Brunch specials. Try the asparagus and herbed goat cheese quiche or house cured ham and potato gratin. 501 Geary St. (at Taylor) 415-292-0101

For the Mexican Food Lover
Say “Feliz Pascua” and venture over to Sausalito for a Mexican meal at Copita Tequileria y Comida. Executive chef Gonzalo Rivera has created a delicious brunch menu for Spring including Divorced Chilaquiles with red and green chili sauce, fried eggs, house-made tortilla chips, and salazar farms queso fresco. Skip the mimosa and opt for one of the specialty Mexican cocktails like Copita's Michelada with Pacifico beer, tequila blanco, sangrita, fresh lime, and chile salt. 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito 415-331-7400

For Families
If you’re over the usual set-price heavy holiday brunch ordeal, try Brasserie S & P’s a la carte Easter brunch. Adults can order $25 bottomless mimosas and gin cocktails, while the kids can take photos with the Easter Bunny who will be hopping around the hotel. After you finish brunch, get involved in the egg hunt, which will take place on the 2nd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. 222 Sansome (at California) 415-986-2020

For the Drag Queen
An all-you-can-eat buffet meets a drag show at The Starlight Room's annual Easter Bonnet Contest, hosted by Donna Sachet. Sunday’s A Drag show will be performing and sporting their favorite bonnets. Don your own hat, and you might win tickets to an upcoming show. 450 Powell (at Sutter) 415-395-8595

For the View
Dig into Chef Yuko Kajino’s special holiday brunch beside the awesome Bay views at CHAYA Brasserie. Kajino’s three-course Easter menu features a California asparagus grilled cheese, “Castelle Toast” (Japanese honey bread) with wild berry compote, and warm chocolate croissant bread pudding. Bottomless mimosas are available for $12. 132 The Embarcadero (at Mission) 415-777-8688

For the Traditionalist
Presidio Social Club will be open on the Presidio Green serving its usual brunch menu with a few extra Easter specials, including lamb and Virginia ham. Other good-looking menu options include a Dungeness Crab Benedict served on house-made brioche, and Challah French Toast with pecan butter and maple syrup. 563 Ruger St. 415-885-1888

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