2012 Easter Brunch Roundup v2

Our first Easter Brunch Roundup was posted with plenty of time for those of you who enjoy (or can at least manage) scheduling everything with time to spare. For the rest of you, who like the pressure of waiting up until the last second, now's your time. There's less than a week left until the holiday, and we've listed the rest of the Valley's best brunch selections (plus one dinner) to help you find your ideal spread. Better start calling around to book your table, and don't blame us if you have to call three or four places before you find an opening. (And if you keep putting it off, we hear that you can order Schwan's "traditional Easter fare" like green peas to be delivered to your doorstep.)

Arrowhead Grill -- This Elegant Easter Brunch by Chef Charles Wade Schwerd will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday menu includes New Zealand rack of lamb, Atlantic swordfish, filet mignon wrapped in applewood bacon, and Eggs Benedict. Each meal is paired with a starter and side, such as sautéed asparagus and maple mashed sweet potatoes, to enhance the selected entrée. For an additional charge, desserts like butter cake,crème brûlée, and strawberries and chocolate fondue are available. Brunch is $42.99 per person, and reservations are required. 623-566-2224

The Capital Grille -- The Camelback location will be serving Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The selection includes breakfast classics like Lobster Eggs Benedict and made-to-order omelets, a carving station featuring roasted Kona-crusted tenderloin, a raw seafood bar, seven varieties of salads, a dessert table, and children's options like mac n' cheese and mini burgers. The cost is $46 for adults and $18 for children. 602-952-8900