Photo by Krystal Ramirez

Bite Into The Kitchen at Atomic’s Hearty Brunch Menu

The Kitchen at Atomic’s menu changes whenever the mood strikes the staff. And with a flash, now you can enjoy brunch.

Chef Justin Kingsley Hall struts his own style, which is best described as refined rustic. Drawing inspiration from the places he’s lived and the people that have influenced him over the years, explore with some sea-faring starters, such as the classic shrimp cocktail with roasted pepper cocktail sauce or fresh oysters with blood orange mignonette and picked jalapeño. Move on to my personal favorite, the whole hot smoked trout with chives, lemon and toast—chef’s twist on lox and bagels. The English pea hash on grilled toast, flavored with mint and lemon zest, is a refreshing pick-me-up at the start of the day. Another small plate is the Urban Seed salad, including green oak lettuce, roasted turnips, soy vinaigrette and goat cheese.

Photos by Krystal Ramirez

For something heavier, the whisky bread pudding is a decadent standout, made with bourbon barrel syrup, fresh fruit and honey whipped cream. Then there’s the savory and hearty Higuera St. breakfast burrito, stuffed with scrambled eggs, tri-tip, potatoes, salsa and sour cream. Why Higuera St. you might ask? Kingsley Hall is from San Luis Obispo, California and Higuera is a main street in this vibrant college town. (If only this burrito was available when I was a student.)

Another dish to try is the D.K. chicken-fried steak. The initials stand for Dan Krohmer, chef at Other Mama, who requested Kingsley Hall to put it on his menu multiple times, we hear. It’s chicken-fried steak done right with eggs and gravy.

As for cocktails, give Not Your Average Joe a try for a stout casked whisky with Ethiopian cold brew, anise, milk and coconut.

Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Kitchen at Atomic is located at 927 Fremont St. Visit atomic.vegas/the-kitchen for more info.

This article originally appeared in Marisa Finetti’s Dish and Tell column on vegasseven.com. Read the full story, which includes dining highlights from across the Las Vegas Valley, here.

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