It’s easy to feel grouchy on a drizzly, cold Sunday morning. My solution is to jump in the car and visit an upbeat restaurant for brunch – especially when it happens to have a make-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar. Perhaps the best reason to visit Ink Eats and Drinks for brunch – aside from the kitchen’s excellent huevos rancheros and kindly waitstaff – is this unique serve-yourself bar, where Bloody Mary-loving patrons can concoct their favorite breakfast libation exactly the way they like it. Ingredients range from the predictable tomato juice, lime wedges and celery stalks to asparagus, diced garlic, and cream cheese-stuffed olives, plus other delectable goodies. Pair one of these babies with a hefty oven-roasted turkey omelet and a lively football game (also a Sunday-morning feature at Ink) and your day will cheer up, lickety-split.
2730 N Street, Sacramento, (916) 456-2800; inkeats.com