StB and I recently took an excursion to Brooklyn – to Williamsburg, more specifically – to check out what the big foodie fuss about the area is. One of the places that repeatedly crossed both our respective radars – and surprisingly, we have very few subscriptions that are the same (I subscribe to way more cooking blogs than she does) – was egg, for its delicious brunch offerings. So off we went.
The menu… click to enlarge. She opted for Eggs Rothko and I the Chorizo & Eggs because homemade chorizo, sign me up!
I know she liked her dish a lot but I’m sure her opinion will be up on her blog shortly.
When my plate arrived, I think I recoiled in horror. I was freshly off the Meat Hiatus, true, but I didn’t expect – nor want! – such a big blob of meat plopped on my plate, with the eggs off to the side and a few slices of whole grain toast. Yeeks. I mean, it was tasty – albeit a touch oily – and to be honest, quite yummy, but with the eggs somewhat overpoached (no super runny yolk to be found here, sadface) and the yolk not runny enough to mix and offset the salty meat, I was really having trouble eating the meat. I put some on the bread and ate it that way; I ate a bit with the egg whites; I ate a little bit plain, but in the end, I gave up and didn’t clean my plate, which is extremely unusual for me (I was brought up to always finish your plate!).
Overall, brunch was tasty and really cheap – though when I commented on such, StB reminded me that “We’re not in Manhattan; rent prices are lower and the price reflects that,” – I think our total bill came out to $25 or so, including tip.
Yvo says: A nice neighborhood place; destination dining, this is not (so to everyone who said it was, you’re wrong! – but I’m not mad). I wouldn’t mind having a similar place (with similar prices!) in my neighborhood. Yummy, affordable, with a mild wait, cute/sparse decor… and near to some good food shopping. It’s good. But I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
middle of the road good