Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice

EGG NOG FRENCH TOAST | Cinnamon Applesauce, Cranberry Maple Syrup

Carolina On My Mind

Carolina On My Mind

EGGS CAROLINA | Fried Boneless Chicken Thighs, Poached Eggs, Spicy Cider Hollandaise, on Toasted Corn Muffin Tops

Sticky Sweet Sunday

Sticky Sweet Sunday

STICKY CINNAMON BUNS | Sticky Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirl Rolls with Crushed Walnuts, Bacon, Vanilla Glaze

Savory Character

Savory Character

SAVORY HERB-BATTERED FRENCH TOAST | Mustard·Maple Vinaigrette | GRILLED CHOPPED FRESH CORNED BEEF | Mixed Green Salad with Dried Cranberries and Caramelized Pecans

In Short Order

…Yes, warm, thick slices of bread singing with bouquets of vanilla and nutmeg were a great base for the assortment of berries and melon and cantaloupe. The bacon had perfect “chew” and great flavor without being overly salty. The mellow maple rewarded me by topping mouthfuls of however many different elements I could fit on my fork at one time…. [Full post]




Good Morning, Mexico

Good Morning, Mexico

…The new brunch items include a sunnyside up egg dish (with fried tortillas, shredded amish chicken, salsa, queso cotija), a scrambled egg dish (with pico de gallo, , salsa verde, and queso fresca), and a dish called Huevos Al Horno Con Chorizo (skilled-baked eggs over plancha-grilled chorizo, fingerling potatoes, and red onions, then topped with queso fresca and served with warm, soft flour tortillas on the side), which I ordered…. [cont.]




Nice Choux’s

Nice Choux’s

…A very pretty woman was ordering a dozen of each flavor of their signature cream puffs, available in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. I asked her what her favorite was—fearing less initiating a conversation with her once I espied the lack of wedding or engagement ring! She said she preferred the chocolate, which I ordered only one of, accompanying it with the green tea latte…. [Full post]




No Meatballs, But Good (Asian) Spaghetti

No Meatballs, But Good (Asian) Spaghetti

…The noodles were very tasty, possessing great varieties of flavor and little residual all. So impressed was I, in fact, that, although in my culinary maturity I’ve learned to accept tofu, this was the first time that I’ve actually enjoyed it!… [cont.]




Keep On Truckin’

Keep On Truckin’

…I grabbed a maple-bacon wafel for myself, and another with a side of their famous spekuloos for my fellow staff members who were already at the restaurant for brunch service, while making suggestions to some of the trucks first-time customers recommendations on what combinations of wafels and dinges (toppings) they should try…. [cont.]




…But It All Worked Out!

…But It All Worked Out!

…With the texture that was a mix of mashed potatoes and hash brown, with markedly more flavor as well, the plaintain’s perfect natural sweet-savory balance made a great “base” for the other flavors of the dish, especially with the seasoned and pleasantly salted, Dominican-style salami and mellow fried queso fresco, a cousin of the more crumbly queso blanco…. [Full post…]




Almost Lost and Luckily Found

…I first noticed the decor, then the menu, then the food—which all looked impressing and appetizing—and, after finally getting permission, was aloud to take some photos of some of the good stuff I was looking at…. [cont.]




Branching Out West

…Both apps (yes, we shared of course) were quite good, a step up from the kind of finger food you get at upscale corporate dinner functions (is that really a complimemt?). The grougeres—I hardly expected so may—were lighter in texture and taste than they looked, with the taste of Cheddar hit the taste buds last without any of the texture of cheese…. [Full post]


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Temporary Heaven at Permanent Brunch


…And when a neighborhood and its restaurants start to do this well, the homegrown New York City cynic starts to come out of me. I start expecting one of these fancified, well-reviewed newbies to eventually disappoint. You know us New Yorkers; we love to be the cool, forward-thinking, savvy savant that tells everyone to go to a cool, hip place—in this case, the eateries of the East Village—and then snap that “we’re over it” when everyone eventually does!… [Full Post]


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High Five for 5 Napkin

….The burgers had a great steak flavor and were so thick and meaty, that they were nicely assisted by the other accoutrement and condiments because, even at this thickness, it maintained that perfect meat-to-bread-to-topping ratio. Did it need 5 napkins? If they were paper napkins, probably, but oddly enough, we were given oversized linen napkins, which wound up being very necessary…. [Full post]


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Crépe Me An Offer I Can’t Refuse


Yorkville Creperie | 1586 York Ave. (bet. 83rd & 84th Sts.) | 212.570.5445 | yorkvillecreperienyc.com

…I believe I finished that too; I was so heady with delight I can’t seem to remember! This was all about contrasts. Texture (the soft, billowy crépe, the firm yet melt-in-your-mouth apples, the still crunchy corn flakes), temperature (the cold but not frozen, creamy ice cream, again, the warm, cake-y crépe and hot apples), was a mouth orgy, and all without being heavy, too rich, or overly sweet!… [cont.]


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