Hankering for a lavishly caloric brunch on Sunday, I took the family to the Fox & Goose, a downtown breakfast (and beer-imbibing) institution. This well-worn and well-loved pub/restaurant has a great morning menu with a decidedly British influence. My favorite item is the kitchen’s Benedict Arnold, a creative version of Eggs Benedict that features two poached eggs atop an English (of course) muffin, with your choice of accompaniments (I like Canadian bacon and spinach). The tasty ensemble is served with a thick Welsh rarebit cheese sauce that features the strong, distinctive tang of ale – an important component of Welsh rarebit. I adore the sharpness contributed by the cheddar cheese, and the beery flavor of the rarebit tastes naughty and indulgent on a Sunday morning. Other not-to-miss brunch items at the Fox & Goose include the New Yorker omelet (with smoked salmon, cream cheese and red onions); and the corned beef hash.
1001 R Street, Sacramento, (916) 443-8825; www.foxandgoose.com