While every meal is memorable at the W Austin hotel's signature restaurant, Saturday and Sunday brunch are truly noteworthy. Ask for a seat on the prized patio (sharing live-music airspace with Austin City Limits next door) and order up your first drink (it's on the house). Then kick back and wait for hyper-local dishes, including chicken fried Lockhart quail and waffles, the Trace version of eggs benedict with house-cured bacon and biscuits (pictured), or chorizo verde and eggs. End with not-so-local Cheerios ice cream.
200 Lavaca St., Austin (512-542-3660)