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Flavor File: Brunch for Mezcalería Mixtli, Crossroads Kitchen, Di Frabo and Holiday Pies 

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You can't throw a pancake without it landing on a mimosa come weekends. Just days after Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery (136 E. Grayson St., Suite 120, 210-455-5701) announced their new Saturday brunch lineup, Mezcalería Mixtli (5313 McCullough Ave., 856-630-5142) debuted a Sunday brunch. Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dishes include huevos divorciados, duck carnitas, chilaquiles (the real kind) and cocktails, such as the sangria roja, santa sangre, micheladas and more. Crossroads Kitchen at Faust Tavern (517 E. Woodlawn Ave.) announced "Drunk Breakfast" is here to stay on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. where chef Drew Morros and Roberta Marques are cranking out coffee and cream donuts, breakfast sausage Scotch eggs, cream cheese mac, vegan omelettes and winter vegetable hash among other things. Finally, the Dominion has another brunch option with Di Frabo Ristorante Italiano (22211 W. I-10, Suite 1101, 210-272-0758) launching their brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a menu of mignon and eggs, waffles and quail, and grilled prawns and polenta among other items.

Avoid holiday stress and just order a damn pie. Plenty of local joints are already taking orders for Thanksgiving pies including Bakery Lorraine (306 Pearl Pkwy., 210-862-5582), Bird Bakery (5912 Broadway, 210-804-2473), CommonWealth Bakery & Coffeehouse (118 Davis Ct., 210-560-2955), Delice Chocolatier (946 N. Loop 1604 W., 210-545-2200), Liberty Bar (1111 S. Alamo St., 210-227-1187) and Blue Star Provisions (1414 S. Alamo St., 210-858-0329). For a complete list of shops, click here

Enjoy The Big Lebowski? Then you'll like The Ringer Pub, a new bar by the folks behind The Hangar Bar & Grill and The Three Legged Monkey, inspired by the 1998 Coen Brother's film. The bar will take up 1,800 square feet at 2826 Thousand Oaks Drive and will obviously feature White Russians on special, novelty décor and, according to the cheeky press release, "a rug that really ties the room together." Let's just hope nobody pees on it. The bar opens to the public on December 5 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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