12 S.W. 1st Avenue
AWARD: Golden Spoon
A downtown institution for decades, the sunny Paramount and Clif Nelson always cook up something bright with duck breast, center-cut filet or stir-fried tofu, all lavishly trimmed. It’s also a must brunch for weekenders to get glammed-up eggs: Omelets of lobster, bacon and asparagus or burritos of bison short ribs. Never too early to reserve for graduation.