Reporter Food: Brunch at Pop’s for Italian

Reporter Food: Brunch at Pop’s for Italian

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 12, 2019)

Ferndale, MI – Weekends were made for brunch, and Pop’s for Italian in Downtown Ferndale is a classy and fun option.

Located at 280 W. 9 Mile in Downtown, Pop’s offers a visually-rich atmosphere with murals, varied seating options, a view of the pizza ovens and chefs, a statue of liberty, and a warmly lit, towering wine bar in the center of the room.

My brunch companion and I sipped Bellini’s, a brunch-time tradition made of Prosecco and Peach Nectar.

They feasted on a colorful plate of fresh fruit and Tuscan potatoes.

I had the Pulled Pork Benedict, which is a Southern Biscuit topped with poached eggs, pulled pork, fried leeks, onion jam, and tomato holandaise.  The flaky, buttery biscuit adds to the home-style familiarity of the pulled pork and is a welcome deviation from traditional English muffin versions.  This dish is not only unique, but a true comfort food.

Other interesting brunch menu choices include the bacon and egg pizza, the corn flake fried chicken sandwich, prosciutto Benedict, chopped beat salad, and more.

Pop’s for Italian is a sponsor of Oakland County Times, and I’ve written about them a few times.  Most recently, in April, I had their braised short rib with farrow and vegetable risotto.  I’ve also been pleased to have previously enjoyed their Chicken Parmesan, Gnocchi,  and their amazing Teres Major Neapolitan pizza.

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