Photo by Chloe Goodman / The make-your-own mac-and-cheese station is a popular feature of Sunday brunch at Broad Street Grille. Ingredients rotate weekly or diners may choose fresh ingredients from the omelet station.

Signs of spring are beginning to pop up across the city, and chef Anthony Frank and his staff at The Broad Street Grille inside The Chattanoogan hotel are planning ahead for Easter Sunday brunch, Mother's Day and more special meals to help make the change in season even sweeter.

In addition to all the restaurant's popular and well-known staples, such as the omelet station and smoked beef brisket, Frank says they've got some new dishes coming just for the spring holidays that are packed full of flavor and quality.

"We will be serving shrimp and mussel paella, and of course, our amazing omelet station manned by chef Melvin White, along with blueberry French toast casserole," the chef says.

To satisfy diners' sweet side, the chef and his team are offering pretzel-crusted strawberry cheesecake and their signature banana pudding.


* Where: In The Chattanooga hotel, 1201 Broad St.

* Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday brunch

* For reservations: 423-424-3700

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"Strawberries are going to be a huge feature throughout the spring," the chef says, hinting that customers can look forward to more dishes featuring the little red jewels.

As usual, guests can take advantage of the build-your-own mac-and-cheese station with mix-ins that rotate weekly, including shrimp, crab, andouille sausage, veggies, bacon ... and pretty much any ingredient that you can also find in the omelet station. After selecting the ingredients of your choice, food is prepared to order for each guest.

For morning cocktails, guests can enjoy $1 mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys with their meals. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $25.95 for adults and half-price for children ages 5-12 (children ages 4 and under eat for free).

Guests wanting to book for Easter should call now, as the chef says they are taking reservations already and they do fill up fast.

And of course, if you're looking for a place to host a lunch meeting for the office, or if you need an Easter space large enough to seat the whole family, the Broad Street Grille offers a semi-private dining room that seats up to 24 with AV hookups and big-screen TV. For larger events, the dining room seats 198.


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