Easter Dining Options, Nectar’s New Hours and More

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You’ll need wine to recover from Mondays.
You’ll need wine to recover from Mondays.

If you still need brunch plans for Easter, Las Ramblas at Hotel Contessa (306 W. Market St., 210-298-8040) is hosting a brunch buffet with cold, hot and savory stations, breakfast and sweets stations. Have your fill of cold smoked salmon, cheeses, lamb osso buco, roasted chicken, carved-to-order leg of lamb with mint jelly and rosemary jus and garlic-rubbed carved-to-order prime rib au jus. Stick with breakfast classics with an omelet station, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, Nutella-stuffed French toast or sweets, including red velvet cake, Snickers bread pudding and banana cream shots. Reservations are required; prices are $62 for adults and $22 for children 6-13.

The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa (9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, 210-767-7999) will focus on the eggs Benedict portion of the day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with traditional breakfast items, a carving station with roasted beef strip loin and pineapple bourbon-glazed ham, along with a children's buffet for the kids. Come as you are in casual resort wear, and reservations are highly recommended. Prices are $65 for adults, $50 for seniors, and $26 for children 6 to 12. Resort and brunch guests will have access to the "Great Easter Egg Hunt" with more than 12,000 eggs.

Or check out the remodeled St. Anthony Hotel (300 E. Travis St., 210-354-9244) for its Easter Brunch that features a seafood display (complete with raw oyster bar and smoked salmon with mini bagels!), a salad station with fruits and cheeses, interactive stations including oven-roasted prime rib, omelet station, crepe station and miniature kettle cobblers; and a breakfast buffet along with pastries and desserts. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prices are $75 for adults and $30 for children 6-12.

Lovers of vegan snacks, patio pounders and tiny Chihuahuas will get a chance to help out their favorite tiny dog at La Botánica (2911 N. St. Mary's St., 210-716-0702). The restaurant will host "Day Drinking for the Dogs" on Sunday, April 3 from noon to 6 p.m. Stop in with your pup for fresh cocktails, great snacks and more as 15 percent of the proceeds from bar sales will be donated to the Texas Chihuahua Rescue for vet bills.

Finally, Nectar Wine Bar & Ale House (214 Broadway, 210-375-4082) will now open Mondays. From 2 to 10 p.m., get your fill of pinot noir and cheese boards to cleanse those Monday blues.

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