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Brunch Of The Week: Monk-y Business

What gay man doesn’t love hanging out with a hot 21-year-old on a Sunday Funday? So what if said 21-year-old is a pub?

Established in 1998, The Old Monk has been around for a smidge over two decades for good reason—it’s damn good. Especially for brunch.

We recently revisited the classic eatery on Henderson Avenue and fell in love all over again. Plus, the place was packed with gays. Packed, we tell ya!

Eggs Benedict (Florentine-style) with a side salad instead of carby-carb-carb potatotes.

Drink specials abound, from $6 Tito’s Bloody Marys to one-liter mimosa carafes for $11 (with several additional options as cheap as $4.50). The food menu runs the gamut from a traditional Irish breakfast to Tex-Mex egg tacos. We tried a little bit of everything at our table and decided our two top dishes are the Eggs Benedict Florentine-style and the Chicken, Biscuits & Gravy.

Chicken, Biscuits & Gravy. (Please don’t watch us lick the bowl.)

Service is friendly and fast, and the food came out piping hot (something that shouldn’t ever have to be praised, but sadly some spots don’t know how to get food to the table while it’s still fresh-from-the-oven/skillet/fryer).

We’re sad we let this one slip out of our regular rotation, but rest assured it’s back on top of our list whenever we’re not exploring some place new for you to try.

And we pray (like any good monk) that you’ll add it to your brunch agenda, too.

The Old Monk Brunch
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2847 North Henderson Avenue, Dallas
oldmonkdallas.com

Food photos by Steven Lindsey

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