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Brunch Battle returns this weekend. Photo by Gather via Facebook

Everyone knows that brunch is a weekend essential, but if you want to add some extra fun to your meal and mid-morning mimosa, this year’s Brunch Battle is the place you need to be.

 

Boston’s best chefs and restaurants will compete for the title of Brunch Champion and you get to be the judge. Anyone who attends will get to sample specialties from some of Boston’s hottest brunch spots, including Gather, Brownstone, Hops N Scotch and more.

 

After tasting the best dishes and boozy beverages these restaurants have offer, you will get to cast your vote for what deserves the title of Boston’s best brunch.

 

The event will feature brunch classics like waffles and eggs benedict, as well as some dishes unique to the restaurants serving them up. Chef Mark Sapienza of The Langham plans to serve the hotel's house smoked maple cured salmon.

 

"We have been running one of the best and most over-the-top brunches in Boston for many years, and our smoked salmon is one of the most popular items," says Sapienza. "I would say that the other restaurants should be very nervous that this classic is going to steal the show and the trophy!"

This will be the third annual Brunch Battle in support of Community Servings, a nonprofit food and nutrition program that provides services throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island to people living with critical and chronic illnesses. Last year, the foodie competition raised $7,000 for the organization, which hopes to see similar success at this weekend’s event.

"Everyone has a favorite brunch dish, so there’s something for everyone," says Kevin Conner, executive chef at Community Servings. "The chefs really take brunch up a notch and prepare something really special."

If you go:

Oct. 7, noon-2 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., $25, eventbrite.com