Saturday, August 9, 2008 8comments No tags Permalink 0

Today = breakfast with old friends, good friends. Darien’s in town for the weekend, helping out with the apartment search (finding a 4-bdrm rental in the city is much harder than one would imagine o_O). Triggered by Adam’s recent post on Serious Eats, we fueled up for the morning at Egg in Williamsburg, nice and quiet on weekday mornings.

For Shann, the Eggs Rothko, an easy-cooked egg in brioche (from Amy’s Bread), topped with Grafton cheddar. On the side, broiled tomatoes and candied bacon. The candied bacon was too sweet, but man, the combination of Amy’s brioche, the most wonderful good of breakfast sins, with eggs and melted cheddar was surely something to smile about!

For Darien, Organic Grits and Eggs: stone-ground antebellum grits (Anson Mills in South Carolina). Sides of scrambled eggs and broccoli rabe. I took a spoonful of her grits and realized this was my first time tasting non-college cafeteria grits…god, have I been missing out. I won’t go into the eggs themselves, for Adam’s post provides a sufficiently delicious idea ^_^

And myself, Grafton Cheddar Omelet, a three-egg omelet served with broiled tomatoes and hash browns. The hash browns are fantastic, a golden hockey puck round, deep-fried with a crunching crisp exterior, crackling opened to reveal steaming, shredded potatoes, oh soo buttery.

Pictures don’t do this breakfast, nor do they acknowledge the wonderfully gracious and efficient service we received. Definitely one of the nicest and well priced breakfasts I’ve had in a long, long time.

135 North 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-5151

  • K and S
    August 9, 2008

    mmm I am going to have to go out to get some bacon now so I can re-create this candied stuff :)

  • janet
    August 10, 2008

    oh lordy. those grits. it is like grits revelation. and there i was in north carolina not understanding what all the fuss was about this white bland crap. rarrrr!

  • anonymous
    August 10, 2008

    Yum yum…I love eggs :D

  • Darien
    August 11, 2008

    this made me so happy! thank you for yet another wonderful weekend. you’re the best :)

  • Cheryl
    August 11, 2008

    Hi there. I just thought that I’d drop by and say hi. I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while and finally mustered some energy to start my own, and I’ve added you on my list of links (don’t feel compelled to do the same, I just wanted to let you know) over at And incidentally I just had an egg entry. :)

  • anonymous
    August 11, 2008

    that breakfast looks yummy :)and damn, 4 bdrm apartment in the city? that is rough… i know how difficult it is to find even 3 bdrm that are good. 4 must be a nightmare. good luck! :)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 11, 2008

    Hey Kat!I loved the candied concept, but they way they did it was too sweet, imo! ^_^Janet!lol, those exact words, “grits revelation!” crossed my mind when I had a spoonful of Dariens! ^_^Hey Pallavi!It’s hard not too! :)Darien!This was an especially nice weekend (even w/o the fact that we found the apt!) See you soon!!! :)Hey Cheryl!Thanks for commenting! I just read your pho post – oh man, it really makes me crave for vietnamese food in hawaii (vietnamese isn’t so awesome in nyc -_-) good luck with your blog, I’m sure it will be fantastic! :DDanny!After a TON of seaching, we found the perfect 4 bdrm…2 baths too! And right in the EV for an awesome price! ^_^

  • KirkK
    August 11, 2008

    Hi Kathy – You’re right about grits…I never knew how good grits really were until I worked in Georgia for a year.

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