Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekly Round-up {1} Brooklyn Brunch!

I hope everyone had an amazing week and is easing into the weekend! This week on the blog we talked about Brooklyn Brunch spots.

I didn't put it in any particular order but I had to rank it would be: 

3. Belli

What are some of your favorite spots??

Friday, September 22, 2017

Belli Osteria Brooklyn

My third pick for local brunch is Belli Brooklyn in Clinton Hill.

This BOTTOMLESS brunch is timed (as most are these days) but they do a very good job of keeping your champagne flute full. You can choose from Bloody Mary, Peach Bellini, and Blood Orange Mimosa (I usually go with the Blood Orange).

My main choice for a dish is the Egg Norwegian - I have them scramble the egg instead of poach it - just a personal choice of mine. I've tried other things on the menu and they just aren't for me. My brunch buddy usually grabs the Huevos Rancheros with some sort of modification.  

You can usually catch me here on a rainy weekend when I don't have the energy to get all fancy and travel far away. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Catfish NYC

Another spot that I absolutely love is Catfish NYC.

Catfish is on an unassuming block in Crown Heights which is in walking distance from my house. This makes it the perfect place for me to roll into for a mimosa or three. It's a NOLA inspired restaurant with authentic everything. I mean really, you name it.

I only tried their brunch about a year or so ago and have been going there ever since. The amazing thing about this place is that they serve brunch every day of the week, which is super rare but also extremely satisfying when you need brunch right this minute and you don't care if it's Tuesday. 

My favorite dish that I always get (so I have literally never tried any other entree) is the Shrimp and Grits with bacon. They are undefeated. Stop what you're doing right now and go try this dish. It wasn't until I finally went to New Orleans that I actually liked grits. My parents made it every Sunday and I just could not figure out what they saw in them. New Orleans grits are creamy and cheesy and make your forget you're actually eating grits. This is EXACTLY how Catfish NYC makes theirs. White cheddar and super thick cuts of bacon with blackened shrimp sends this dish completely over the top. 

I also recommend getting a side of bacon and the biscuits. Additionally, the coffee they serve is Cafe du Monde. I actually had to stop the waiter to ask if  by Cafe du Monde they meant Cafe du Monde?!?!?! And he was all like, um...yes...

In my last few visits there, we stuck around long enough for it to turn into happy hour and tried the Hurricanes and Swamp Water. During their HH the drinks are $2 off and there are $1 oysters. 

Catfish NYC is open for brunch DAILY from 11am - 4pm and HH starts at 4:30pm. I'll probably be there this weekend or every weekend. See ya there!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sweet Science Brooklyn

Sweet Science, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

It took me a while to come to this restaurant as it's a little out of the way for me to get to. I had heard about it for a while and wanted to go because it's Black Owned and has something called a Big-a-lini (more on this later).

Photo Credit: Sweet Science
I finally made it to Sweet Science with some of my old friends from High School and I've been going back as often as possible ever since. With a simplistic industrial layout and super dope artwork on the walls, Sweet Science is a restaurant that you feel cool to be in. It's somewhere you can dress all cute with your girls or literally show up in athleisure like we did. 

There's an item on the menu called The Biggie Breakfast. All my hip-hop heads probably know what it consists of but if you don't, it's a (T-bone) steak, (cheese) scrambled eggs, and (Welch's Grape) a Big-a-lini - which is simply champagne with grape juice. I prefer a mimosa with brunch but I've had this before it definitely hits the spot. 

My favorite item is the Lobster and Biscuits. I usually have this with a carafe of Mimosa. I've also had the Shrimp and Grits which are a close second and I've experienced the Chicken and Waffles by proxy. I'm not a C&W kind of girl but they did look pretty tasty. 

While this isn't a bottomless brunch, a carafe is around $16 bucks which, as we all know, is like 1 and a half drinks in NYC. So why not get one for yourself?

Sweet Science is open for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 4pm. Let's all go together and stay long enough to check out their secret restaurant, Featherweight.