Monday, January 11, 2010
The best brunch this side of NYC
dress - Porridge, tights - Joe Fresh, boots - Frye, coat - Old Navy
Since moving out of NYC, the husband and I have been bemoaning over missing the fabulous foods of the city. Don't get me wrong, our town has a surprisingly wonderful array of restaurants. More than I had hoped when we made the decision to leave the city for the suburbs. But there's still something missing compared to the New York eateries -- a certain vibe, a je ne cest pas. While that's not a bad thing for our pocketbooks (we end up eating in and cooking a lot more than we did when we lived in Brooklyn), it still makes us homesick once in a while for our former culinary indulgences.
On Sunday, we both woke up with the urge for a good restaurant brunch. DH declared that he absolutely did not want to go to Cora's and would rather eat at McDonald's. (They are known for their sweet brunches, and DH and I are savory brunch kind of folks). I spent a few minutes on Chowhound and came up with Stoney's Bread Company as the go-to place for a good brunch where we live.
We were not disappointed. Stoney's is a laid back, yet bustling eatery with a very NYC (as per Grey Dog Cafe) kind of vibe. And then there's the food. Oh my gosh, the food is simply phenomenal!
The most amusing thing is how nicely Maya sat and ate her brunch. I've noticed that she always sits and eats better in restaurants than she ever does at home. And at this place, she was so happy and animated and well-behaved that anyone watching us would be jealous over our model child.
In other news, I happened to come across this Old Navy cadet jacket last week during their clearance sale. Between the coupon I had and the additional clearance savings, I managed to snag this jacket for a mere $14! My wardrobe has been missing shorter length coats and this one definitely fills that hole. I see myself getting a lot of wear out of this coat.