If you're looking for the best brunch experience in Minnesota, head to Mankato for the morning.

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I would say I am a breakfast expert. I love eggs. I love bacon. And I LOVE mimosas.

NolaBelle Kitchen + Bar opened July 1, 2020. The restaurant offers a modern space with hometown vibes.  The Kitchen uses local ingredients (which is probably why the food is so tasty) from partners throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

But let's talk about the real reason why NolaBelle is so neat.

Each week, the staff at NolaBelle creates a new mimosa flight based on topical themes. This week's theme was based on the TV sitcom 'Friends' to celebrate the reunion that hits HBO Max on Thursday.

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As you can see, the flight has four different mimosas. If you plan on enjoying them, I highly recommend having a sober cab. These bad boys have plenty of alcohol in them.

This week's four concoctions were delicious, but I did have my favorites! 

1. "I'm Fine!" from "The One Where Ross is Fine" was the BEST! 

  • Pineapple
  • Sweet + Sour
  • Tequila

2. "I Got Off The Plane" from "The Last One" was a VERY close second.

  • Rose
  • Blackberry Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Lime

3. "PIVOT!" from "The One With The Cop" sits in the middle.

  • Cranberry
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Orange Juice

4. "7!" from "The One With Phoebe's Uterus" was my least favorite, though it was still good!

  • Lemonade
  • Ginger Beer
  • Seagram's 7

Of course, champagne topped off all of these beverages. 

Even if you don't like mimosas, the food and experience are worth the trip alone.

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