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Weekend Brunch: Murano

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Brunchtime is one of life's great ironies. You want to go out, relax, enjoy the company of other people, eat enough to fill you up two meals' worth, sip your beverage slowly, and take your time. And because you are not alone in this pursuit, you tend to go where lots of people go, because they want the same thing. But all those people means all that waiting. But what happens when you find a great a brunch, with great food, but the restaurant is empty? Do you tell everyone you know, and hope they'll fill it up...and steal your secret? Or do you think "what's wrong with this picture?" and put your name on the waiting list at the joint down the road where the crowd spills out on the sidewalk, anxiously checking their watches?

This is the predicament of West Hollywood's Murano, tucked along the softer side of Melrose at Doheny, far from the maddening crowds. Recently LAist was invited to check out their new brunch menu, and never one to say no to a chance to have the aforementioned leisurely Sunday morning brunching experience, we said yes.