God may have rested on Sunday but the rest of us got busy and ate brunch. And if Sunday brunch is your idea of a good way to spend the day, then you might want to check out the new menu at Delray’s view-rich 50 Ocean (50 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/278-3364).
Along with extended serving hours (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the second-floor restaurant has a roster of new dishes to go along with its DIY Bloody Mary bar and bottomless mimosas. From chef Blake Malatesta comes such brunchables as chicken fried steak with poached egg, buttermilk biscuit and bearnaise; waffle stuffed with peanut butter mousse and gilded with blueberry jam, Chantilly cream and maple syrup; and rock shrimp pot pie, which floats the crustaceans in a pool of sherry cream sauce with charred fennel, roasted tomato and artichokes.
Chrissy Benoit is shaking up the menu at her tres charming Little House (480 E. Ocean Ave., 561/420-0573), the prettily restored 1934-vintage Ruth Jones Cottage in downtown Boynton Beach. Look for the ahi salad with greens, avocado, citrus ponzu and crispy cucumbers; white bean chili with chicken confit, tomatoes, onions and cheddar; Burgundy peppercorn beef with creamy white cheddar grits; and fiery vindaloo hummus with stuffed grapes leaves and chips.