Day 5: We made it through the Savannah party night. Matt, Jill and I went for breakfast/lunch at Clary’s. Freshly made Corned Beef Hash …spiced up so it tasted sorta like summer sausage. On our way out, I stared at the giant eclairs.
Danny and I had brunch at the Brooklyn Star. I’ve always wanted to try this place, but the original location burnt down. Then I forgot the newer place was even closer to me, when it took over the Lazy Catfish spot.
First started off with a Bloody Bull (a bloody mary with beef broth). I like the idea, but to me, it tasted like a regular bloody mary. I couldn’t really taste the beef broth. And we just had a couple of bloody marys at Harefield Road right before.
I ordered the Apple Johnny Cakes ($12) with bacon and jalapeno cooked inside for only an extra 50cents. That’s a good reasonably priced upgrade.
Danny got the Fried Pork Chop ($11) which came with grits, chow chow (a Southern relish) and a fried egg. He asked if they could cook the egg well done, but the waitress said the chef wouldn’t do that. I was pretty stunned. I understand there are stubborn chefs who only do things their way (No Changes, No Substitutions), but I never imagined having an egg on the griddle for an extra 30 seconds would be a big deal. I was about to say fuck this place, but Danny went ahead and ordered it sans egg. And dammit, the Fried Pork Chop was the best fucking thing. Huge. I didn’t know a pork chop could be so big. It looked like a big fried fish filet …even had a tail. It probably would’ve tasted amazing with some runny yolk on it.
The Brooklyn Star - 593 Lorimer St (between Metropolitan & Conselyea) Brooklyn, NY 11211
Holy moly. How come I’ve never knew of this place so close to me? Look at these Chicken and Waffles smothered with white gravy! Everything cooked perfectly. Three pieces (thigh, leg and wing). Add some syrup to the mix and it’s insane. The best cooked Deep Fried Pickles I’ve ever had. Crisp, not soggy. $2 Coors all day and wasn’t crowded (3pm Saturday).
Jimmy’s Diner – 577 Union Ave (btwn N 10th & N 11th St) Brooklyn 11211
Uncle Marce took me out for pizza brunch. I really like Motorino’s egg pizza. It’s great. Good price. $11 with a virgin bloody mary or orange juice ($3 extra for vodka). I just looked at the menus online and noticed the East Village one goes for $14 and I don’t think it comes with a drink. So go Brooklyn!
Motorino – 319 Graham Ave (btw Ainslie & Devoe St) Brooklyn, NY 11211
We shot some quick promo videos for Marcellus’ CD release party next week at Bowery Electric (free, Wed March 9th, 8pm). The CD is out on the Modest Mouse singer’s label, Glacial Pace Recordings.
Suzy Q was in town for the New Years. I was just recovering and finally able to go out. We hit up brunch at Sel de Mer. I’m a big fan since that whole lobster that one time. This time I got the Eggs de Mer. Like Eggs Benedict, but with Sambuca cured Salmon in place of the ham. I was so glad to be putting down food.
Sel de Mer – 374 Graham Ave (btwn Skillman & Counselyea) New York 11211
I met up with Yoshie, Rob and Baby Cormac for brunch at Building on Bond. I haven’t had a traditional brunch in so long. Pulled Pork Hash Benedict was good. The oozing poached egg yolk running over my pork. I want more though.
Lakana texted us that she was working brunch over at the GOODS food truck with a SMS photo of Andouille sausage and Biscuit with Peach Jam. Looked good now that I can see SMS photos on my phone. So I grabbed Rusty to watch me eat.
I ordered the SMS photo special. It was good, but a little pricy at $8.25 for the quantity. Lakana also gave me a Biscuit w/Cheese & Honey and some Beignets to try. Those were really good. I liked it more than than the SMS photo special.
Had Rusty get us some lotto tickets and mini vodka bottles from around the corner. That Arnold Palmer I had turned into a John Daly.
GOODS Food Truck – corner of Metropolitan and Lorimer, Williamsburg Brooklyn NY 11211