By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Dec 28, 2021 at 11:02 AM

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Why rush back into the grind after the holidays? Instead, push off the resolutions and give yourself an extra day of holiday relaxation with a very special brunch at one of Milwaukee’s newest eateries.

Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen, 320 E. Clybourn St., will be offering a special “resolution free” New Year’s Day brunch on Saturday, Jan. 1 (along with their regular Sunday brunch on Jan. 2)

“We’re going to strictly enforce the unwritten rule that New Year’s resolutions cannot start on a weekend,” says co-owner Pat McQuillan, noting that the special brunch will include offerings like the restaurant’s popular bottomless Door County Cherry Vodka “mimosas," a riff on the classic screwdriver featuring Central Standard’s housemade Door County Cherry Vodka, orange juice, seltzer and garnished with a fresh orange slice. 

On the brunch menu, guests will find Central Standard hash (house-herbed potatoes, two eggs, Hook’s Swiss, arugula, Red Cabin Bourbon caramelized onions and 24-hour braised beef); chicken and waffles served with Red Cabin Bourbon compound butter; and housemade chilaquiles with roasted salsa roja, tomatillo salsa, sunny side eggs and Farm Happy cilantro microgreens.

Resolution free brunch also features raffle prizes, including Central Standard swag, a month’s worth of free Central Standard mocktails redeemable during the month of January; and a complimentary Green Bay watching party in the distillery’s private Founders Room event space.

“After the 2021 we’ll all have survived, we think everyone in Milwaukee deserves at one more brunch, a round of cocktails and a chance to win some free SWAG,” says co-owner Even Hughes. “Resolutions and the more serious stuff of the New Year can wait until Monday, the 3rd.”

Brunch at the Crafthouse will be served Jan. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular Sunday brunch will resume Jan. 2 with hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special New Year’s Day happy hour will also take place from 3:20 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.