Spend a day with the girls: Hot brunch spots
Scratch, 12890 Georgia 9., Milton - photo by For the Forsyth County News

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This article was originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of M: North Atlanta, a publication of the Forsyth County News. To read the entire magazine, click here.

This holiday season, why not arrange for a “Girls Brunch Out?”

Tell your circle of friends to bring a wrapped Christmas ornament and meet for a weekend brunch and have a delicious meal, catch up, and leave with a new ornament.

What a fun way to take a few hours out of your busy schedule and celebrate the season. Wondering where to go enjoy this delicious brunch?

We’ve got you covered! 

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SCRATCH
12890 Georgia 9., Milton

As the name suggests, this breakfast/brunch/lunch spot takes pride in making everything from scratch daily.

They serve breakfast daily, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon, and then lunch until 2:30 p.m. On Sundays they serve breakfast all day until closing.

They have everybody’s favorites, including eggs, biscuits, country ham, pancakes, waffles and omelets. For lunch there are burgers, patty melts, grilled ham and cheese, and shakes and malts. Besides the no-nonsense fresh food, the reasonable prices are sure to fit your budget.

When you are not out with your girlfriends, this is a kid-friendly spot to bring the whole family to. 

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THE MILL KITCHEN AND BAR
590 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell

More upscale than Scratch, The Mill Kitchen and Bar is truly a Southern gem in our midst. The atmosphere at the restaurant is fantastic.

Whether you sit inside or opt for the spacious patio which also has a fireplace, this is a destination worth seeking out. Brunch is served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 12:30 p.m. you can enjoy a bottomless mimosa for just $15. Of course the star here is the food.

The restaurant is committed to sustainability, sourcing local farmers for organic produce and artisanal ingredients.

They cook seasonally, so everything is cooked at its peak. They have many traditional faves, such as chicken and waffles, but they also put their own unique spin on every dish. You must try the crab cake benedict or The Mill House omelet with andouille sausage, caramelized onions and pepper jack cheese.

Can you say yum? If you go for lunch, the shrimp and grits are amazing, as is the ahi tuna melt. 

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VENKMAN'S
740 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta

If the thought of driving to the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta makes you cringe, Venkman’s is the kind of place that is sure to win you over and make you forget about the drive and the potential traffic.

In fact, after just one visit you will just tune out the traffic and think about the meal you are about to enjoy. This is a terrific place to have brunch on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed.

Venkman’s takes great pride in quality of ingredients — only wild and sustainable seafood, humanely raised poultry, grass-fed free range meats, locally sourced eggs and seasonally sourced produce.

The menu is creative — think whiskey and fennel cured salmon, duck egg hash, or homemade sourdough English muffins. You also should check them out at night when they have live music.

They host all sorts of local musicians as well as national artists — jazz, bluegrass, soul, country and of course, rock and roll. Check the website to see the schedule.

Whether it’s a brunch out with the girls, or date night with your man, Venkman’s is definitely worth the drive.