Sam and I did brunch at The Saint Austere, formerly the location of his favorite neighborhood brunch spot, Wombat. He was sad his place closed, but agreed that the new place’s menu looked pretty good.

We started off with the Fried Artichoke ($9) with tasty aioli sauce. Good!

I got a Bloody Mary that was unusually thin. Never had it like that. Somehow it tasted kinda like beer and Clamato juice …Chelada. It’s a good Chelada, not so sure as a Bloody Mary.

Sam ordered the Shrimp and Grits ($12) with fried rock shrimp. It rocked! Awesome!

I got the Duck Hash ($10). It was alright. Needed some salt. Much better when I added leftover aioli sauce.

I think we were both still a little hungry after. But Sam seemed to really liked this place, so maybe he’s not so sad anymore. Dang, I really could go for some Shrimp and Grits right now.

The Saint Austere – 613 Grand St (btwn Lorimer & Leonard) Brooklyn, NY 11211

…I just looked at my old post for Wombat that used to be in the same location …and I also had Duck Hash …AND also thought it needed more salt. Weirdbat.

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