OUR PICK: Chisme
, 2403 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 530-4236, eatchisme.com
Maybe we just miss The Monterey’s fabulous brunch, but when sister restaurant, Chisme, launched their Saturday and Sunday offerings, we were hit with a pang of nostalgia and a serious dash of deliciousness. The menu is compact, but features citrusy aguachiles and campechana shrimp cocktail to help stave off that hangover along with platos that bridge Mexican food with brunch items in a way only chef Mara Serna can. The tres leches pancakes topped with fruit and cream or bacon and cajeta are favorites, but don’t pass on the fried chicken and churros, which feature a familiar recipe drizzled with a honey pasilla sauce and fried jalapeños. The chorizo and potato hash paired with their michelada will cure what ails you.