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You can have brunch at Golden Beetle in Ballard starting April 30.

On Thursday morning Maria Hines tweeted the news her Ballard eatery Golden Beetle plans to launch weekend brunch service. That won’t happen until April 30, but it appears the menu is pretty much set.

Divided into four parts, the bill is made up of t’mazza ("little bites"), crepes, plates, and sides. Your typical morning fare is there—a wild mushroom omelet, fruit salad, fried potatoes (sorry, no bacon)—but Hines stays true to the restaurant’s Eastern Mediterranean roots with dishes such as a harissa-lamb scramble, fava bean pita, and an eggy-cheesy wood-fired flat bread. As for those crepes, choose between roasted apple or strawberry (both with creamed toppings, of course), or a braised chicken or lamb-pepper-peanut variety. Spiced donuts, puff-pastry pies, and grilled leek with egg sauce round out the t’mazza fare.

The brunch announcement comes just a couple of weeks after Hines introduced her happy hour menu.

Keeping us on our toes, this Hines!

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