East Valley Dining Review: Brunch Snob

Nikki BuchananSeptember 30, 2022
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Brunch Snob
Opened: January 2022

Longtime restaurant industry vets Keith and Celene Hillsbery (he cooks, she runs the front) say “snob” is an acronym for “seriously nuts over brunch,” a fact you’ll appreciate more keenly when you check out their gigantic menu, rife with so many creative, crazy-complicated combos that decision-making becomes excruciating. Consider signatures such as soft-shell crab benedict (crispy fried crab, served on a garlic buttered English muffin with roasted asparagus and house-made hollandaise, $16.99), the Crazy Clucker (the classic fried chicken, biscuit, egg, cheese and honey situation, amped up with cream gravy and chicken-fried bacon, $13.99) or the Big Ass cinnamon roll French toast slathered with cream cheese icing and served with eggs and potatoes ($12.99). From the Southwestern side of the menu come juicy brisket tacos, smoked in-house and served with beans and fried eggs ($13.99). Multiple TVs, fancy cocktails and bar stools with sassy labels such as “stud” and “hottie” make for a laidback but lively atmosphere. Meanwhile, the food is consistently solid, the service consistently terrific.

Crazy Clucker at Brunch Snob. Photo by Angelina Aragon
Crazy Clucker at Brunch Snob. Photo by Angelina Aragon

Wild Card: Daily specials – say, a sloppy, sliding-off-the-bun sandwich of thick-cut house-smoked bologna, fried egg, melted cheese, arugula and comeback sauce – can be exceptional ($13.99).

4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix, 480-590-7034, brunchsnobrestaurant.com


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