MOzen Bistro and Border Grill (tie)

If you’re thinking bacon and eggs, think again. MOzen Bistro at the Mandarin Oriental caters to many Asian guests, and the restaurant has a team of chefs from India, China and Japan to complement chef Vivek Rawat. There is a distinctly Asian cast to this brunch, served noon-2:30 p.m. Sundays.

You can make up a bento box composed of six dishes, order the restaurant’s terrific Indian-style chicken, have XO fried rice, and even top-grade sushi, all for one set price ($48).

Still, who could ignore the deal at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay, an all-you-can-eat brunch served poolside for $25?

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, a.k.a. the “Too Hot Tamales,” serve dishes such as green corn tamales, Yucatan eggs Benedict topped with pork cooked in a banana leaf, and guava empanadas, plus a dozen more pan-Latino creations. Feel like free-flowing $5 mimosas? We thought as much.

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House-Smoked Salmon Pizza, Spago

Wolfgang Puck pioneered the California-style pizza, using nouveau ingredients that go well beyond sausage and pepperoni. The smoked salmon pizza has been a mainstay at Spago throughout the years, but it’s not on the menu. A thin-crust pizza is built with crème fraîche and silky smoked salmon, then topped with an only-in-Beverly-Hills twist: caviar and gold leaf. Each bite is worth every penny—all 3,700 of ’em! $27, $37 (with caviar), in the Forum Shops at Caesars, 369-6300.

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