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Betty Ford Recovery Brunch


When pill-popping and bottle-hugging celebs need a little break from the rigors of stardom, they throw on some dark glasses and head to the one-and-only Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Co-founded by First Lady Betty Ford, the center has become a pop cultural touchstone--figuring into episodes of shows like Absolutely Fabulous and The Simpsons.

When non-celebrity Boiseans need to recover from a particularly rough night out on the town, they can check themselves into the next best thing: the Betty Ford Recovery Brunch at the Red Room Tavern. Though the Red Room Tavern doesn't offer any type of addiction counseling, it will feed your need for a fix with $6 bottomless mimosas and $5 spicy bloody Marys. Once your post-NYE headache starts to wane and you can once again read text, you'll see that the menu offers options like the Coronary ($8)--two open-faced biscuits topped with scrambled eggs, oozing cheese, bacon, sour cream and a healthy ladle of sausage gravy--or black bean huevos ($8) served with pico de gallo and corn tortilla chips.

While the recovery brunch usually runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, this New Year's Day, Red Room Tavern will cater to the quaking, bleary-eyed New Year's crowd with a special brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., prices vary, Red Room Tavern, 601 W. Main St., 208-343-7034.