Brunch Find: Cowgirl Seahorse

ImageCowgirl Seahorse–a hidden gem in the South Street Seaport, that’s packed to the brim with everything Western. The quaint, cozy space has unique and festive decorations covering their walls like old pictures and magazine covers to ropes and lassos (for Christmas, they had a ton of lights scattered throughout the place–it was incredible). And not to mention their food is absolutely delicious.
 
Their menu is comprised of foods that blend southern and southwestern with options such as ‘The Texas Two Step’ to huevos rancheros. I was feeling adventurous and in the mood to try something new, so I opted for their shrimp and grits–and let me just say as someone who has never had grits before I was definitely impressed. One thing I love is that they certainly don’t give you a shortage of grits. Around the heaping pile of grits were shrimp that were cooked in bacon, butter and hot sauce with a warm, flaky, buttermilk biscuit as a side. Heaven indeed. I was seriously in awe of every plate that came out of the kitchen. If the shrimp and grits hadn’t filled me up, I would have ordered something else (but now that I think about it, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t).
 
I learned something that day: grits may be my new favorite go-to brunch food. If you haven’t checked out Cowgirl Seahorse, you definitely should! It’s fun and affordable–and they serve lunch and dinner too. But until next time, keep eating!

Brunch That Will Knock Your Socks Off

The title says it all. If you haven’t already, you have to check out Sarabeth’s in Tribeca. This charming and sophisticated restaurant has some of the best brunch I’ve ever had and I owe it all to my friend for taking me there.
The menu has a glorious array of foods with everything from eggs benedict to waffles and pancakes to homemade donuts–talk about divine. My favorite meal is breakfast–I could eat it all day everyday–so naturally it was hard for me to decide what I wanted.
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After several minutes of pondering I finally decided to go with pumpkin pancakes, bottomless coffee, a homemade strawberry donut and pork and apricot sausage. Pure bliss.
The pancakes had the perfect amount of fluff and some even had a dough like consistency to them. Needless to say, I couldn’t get enough. The pumpkin flavor combined with maple syrup and butter was incredible. The pork sausages were flavorful and juicy and together with the apricot jam was insane. And not to forget the homemade strawberry donut. It was fluffy and sugary and in the center was the most delicious strawberry jam. When you took a bite you got the combination of all the trifecta — dough, sugar, and jam.
If you love brunch, anything pumpkin, or anything fried and coated with sugar (like me) you need to check this palce out. I’ll definitely be back this weekend–and just maybe every weekend after that so I can try everything off the menu. If you go, let me know what you decide to try! But until next time, keep eating!

Breakfast All Day, Every Day

I never thought I would like leeks as a breakfast food, but boy was I wrong. Brunch has to be one of my favorite meals ever. I could eat breakfast food all day every day (breakfast for dinner is absolutely the best). Having breakfast for dinner almost feels like you’re doing something wrong, since eggs are typically thought of as a morning food, but that’s what makes it so much better.

The weather is finally getting nicer in Boston (HOPEFULLY no more snow….) so my friends and I planned on going out for brunch. The restaurant was in Boston’s South End, an area that is so cute and beautiful that I wish I went there more often. After finally finding a parking spot we walked to this small but absolutely outstanding restaurant: Aquitaine. The decor of the place was classy and elegant and their food was to die for.

The one thing I appreciated was their ‘prix fixe brunch’ menu (because I always love a good bargain–especially when it comes to food). That included a fresh, warm, gooey cinnamon roll, bottomless coffee, orange juice, and an omelette served with breakfast potatoes and toast all for about 10 dollars. Talk about a DEAL. I ordered the mushroom, leek, and Boursin omelette–I practically licked the plate clean! I can proudly say I was a member of the clean plate club today–something I’m never ashamed to admit. There was the perfect amount of mushrooms and leeks to cheese. Everything was cooked to a T. Trust me it’s going to be hard NOT to become a member of the clean plate club.

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I would go back in a heartbeat and honestly probably order the same thing–(hmm maybe a different omelette just to be adventurous). If you ever have a lazy weekend and don’t want to cook for a change, I can’t recommend Aquitaine enough–kudos to my friend for finding it. But until next time, keep eating!