Location: 80 Berry St @ N. 9th St, Williamsburg
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun, 12pm – 3pm
Long Story Short: Very classy, delicious & different food. Most egg entrees under $10. Wine & beer only, but the Michelada I had was a delightfully deceptive stand-in for my usual bloody.
Long Story Long:
All I wanted this particular morning was a bloody and a burger. A friend of mine suggested this place which offers neither. I eventually caved when I was accused of being narrow-minded. Well, sure I am, but no bloodys? Humph. So we walk in and I see a drink on someone’s table (a la pic #2 below) which looks suspiciously familiar…. My heart skipped a beat. Is it possible that my non-conformity was being rewarded? I feverishly checked the menu and saw on the drink menu three words that were just… well, cruel. “VIRGIN Bloody Mary.” Um, no. Never. Nothanx.
As I dealt with this blow, a fellow diner pointed out that the drink on the other patron’s table was actually a Michelada. I have had these before and not been thrilled, but since it looked so familiar, I figured I would give it a shot and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. It was actually really good. Not a bloody, yes, but a good substitute.
About the food – everything I ate was absolutely delicious. I rarely, if ever order poached eggs due to issues with yolks in general- runny ones I find particularly troublesome. But these were fantastic, served over polenta with the perfect amount of tomato fonduta. Wow. And the shrimp in the app we shared was some of the best tasting shrimp I have ever had. So, I guess, props to branching out. Hangover Before: hovering at about 7 Hangover After: None
Pictured: 1. Horrifying 2. Bloody…? Is that you? 3. Perfect (and complimentary!) mini blueberry muffin 4. Delicious grilled gulf shrimp appetizer 5. Poached eggs over polenta. Wow