Best of Boston

2010 Best Brunch

Highland Kitchen

We could give this award solely on the merits of Highland Kitchen’s tangy, saucy shrimp and grits. But there’s so much more to love. Teeming with noisy families and rumpled Camberville denizens, Highland on Sunday mornings is the antithesis of the fussy, overdressed, brunch-is-a-verb scenes of the South End and Harvard Square. Come unbrushed and unshaven, order up a “biggie” mimosa, fried green tomatoes, and those grits, and you may never want to brunch the other way again.

150 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-625-1131,