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Easter Brunch is a lot like eating out on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Restaurants are crowded and you often have to pay extra for a prix fixe menu.

But sometimes, it just has to be done. Luckily, Sactown Mag's Tori Masucci put together a list of recommendations, including:

Old Sacramento favorite, The Firehouse, is whipping up hearty brunch selections like a Dungeness crab omelet with asparagus and roasted red bell peppers or the fennel pollen and pistachio-crusted chicken. Leave the chocolate bunnies at home and sink your teeth into the dessert menu, featuring a very grown-up, two-layer chocolate cake with apricot jam, decadent chocolate icing and apricot coulis. Plus, a separate Easter brunch kids' menu with pint-sized plates like the sweet pear-cinnamon French toast will keep little egg hunters happy. 916-442-4772.

Mama Kim Eats on Del Paso Boulevard is hosting an Easter jazz brunch with live music from house band Kumyn (fronted by Mama Kim co-owner Phillip Rayburn) and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The menu is jazzed up, too, with special items like a Passmore Ranch trout with heirloom beets and grilled asparagus, as well as classics like its fried chicken and waffles served with a salad of chopped apples, celery, grapes, pecans with honey mustard sauce. 916-779-1140.

Ettore’s European Bakery & Restaurant in Arden-Arcade is serving up its regular Sunday morning brunch with favorites like omelets and its signature cinnamon roll French toast, but its assortment of sugary Easter cookies, strawberry bunny cupcakes and mini meringue “nests” filled with raspberry mousse are sure to get you hopping. 916-482-0708.

She also suggests Maranello in Fair Oaks, Hawks in Granite Bay, La Provence in Roseville and Fat's Asia Bistro's Folsom and Roseville locations.

See the entire article in Sactown Mag.

If you're in midtown, if you're not eating with your parents or with kids, try Elixir. I know it sounds strange, but I've eaten there on Easter, and it was a great experience. There was no line, the food was surprisingly tremendous (go for the home fries with the mustard seeds) and it didn't cost an arm and a leg.

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