In the past, I was never a huge brunch fan. I always felt that restaurants were just trying to get rid of leftover ingredients with chefs that were not as qualified as the dinner squad, but I believe I just wasn't eating brunch at the right places. On Saturday, I went to brunch with my friend Ali (you can't eat every meal alone) at The Little Owl. I love this place, but had only been there for dinner with Mollie. It's got the 3 C's- cozy, cute, and classy! Mimosas are pretty standard, but this one had the best oj in it- it was pulpy and a deep orange. We got the meatball sliders which are as Ali says, "major," and then I had a spicy chicken breast over brussels sprout homefries. The sauce was light and well, spicy with a hint of dijon, and it paired perfectly with the genius brussels sprout concoction. I love a good sauce, and I am continually impressed with juicy chicken dishes in this city. Brunch makes for great conversation, and it may be better for catching up with someone than at a dinner.
Today, when I decided I was ready to write again, I took myself to a neighborhood favorite of mine, The Brindle Room. They have a great brunch and it's usually not crowded. I had no trouble getting a seat, but the place filled up quickly. I love when neighborhood places get business and it seems like the word has gotten out about their ridiculous burger. It's this steakhouse burger that melts in your mouth and is really crispy on the outside. It comes with caramelized onions and cheddar, and it's one of the only burgers I crave in the city. I also got a kale salad with raisins, pecorino, and pears. For dessert, I had a peanut butter chocolate donut that had the right amounts of grease, golden exterior, and chocolate gooeyness. I guess I have always been more on the lunch side of brunch.
I wanted to bring a book, but I remembered how nice it is to just sit and be. I also like to take this time to eavesdrop on conversations and meet the people at the restaurant. Today, I met Kay who was my waitress, and we talked about food and living in the EV. It's nice because those interactions probably wouldn't have happened if I was with a friend or on a date. I also heard the girl next to me talking about a schizophrenic, bipolar ex and it made me realize that I'm doing alright. So although this entry was short, I just wanted to say I'm back and hope to update more frequently. Also, since it's the 21st century, I will try to post photos of my food because everyone loves them some food porn.