A bagel with smoked steelhead trout.
A bagel with smoked steelhead trout. Dunbar Room

Unlike every other writer that reports on this brunch, I refuse to make the obligatory jazz puns. The brunch has live jazz, yes, but if you can't resist calling it "jazzy" or saying they've "jazzed up" brunch, do us all a favor and throw your laptop off a bridge.

Jazz is cool and all, but let's focus on what's really important: alcohol. The Dunbar Room's brunch features a new menu, unlimited mimosas for $15 a person, and a Bloody Mary bar, which is a thing I enjoy perhaps too much and encounter in Seattle far too little. The bar will include "the Dunbar’s house-made mix and an assortment of pickled treats and vodkas." No mention is made of shrimp or crispy bacon sticks, but let me take this opportunity to strongly suggest both.

Beyond the booze, they're serving up such delicacies as a pretty gorgeous crab mac 'n' cheese, harissa deviled eggs, and rosemary short rib with eggs. And all the small plates come on the restaurant's adorable towers. I'm so there.

Jazz Brunch is held from 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday with music starting at 11 am. This week's guest is vocalist and upright bassist Birch Pereira, who will lay down some genre-ranging tunes from the American songbook plus some original numbers as well. Full menu here; jazz brunch schedule here.