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More Than Your Average Brunch

A Middle Eastern twist at Kartabar and Italian flair at Avvio give traditional weekend brunching an international upgrade


There can never be too many brunch options for the weekend, and now we’ve got two new ones to add to the list. Kartabar has both Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars in addition to traditional brunch options with a Middle Eastern twist. They also don’t skimp on the decadence with dishes like Fried Chicken and Glazed Doughnut Waffles. 284 Thayer Street. 331-8111

Avvio’s brunch menu adds Italian flair to classic items with dishes like Melon and Prosciutto Salad, Breakfast Pizza and Eggs Benedict with pancetta, tomato and Parmesan on grilled focaccia. 90 Hillside Road, Cranston. 942-2900.