Every week I write about some stuff I did and review a new (or new to me) restaurant.
I leave for Oklahoma tomorrow! And Christmas is Thursday! I am excited, but in no way ready. I’ve gotten all my shopping done, but no wrapping thanks to TSA. I need to pack, lose ten pounds and finish a bunch of work stuff by tomorrow morning. Totally doable, right?
So, what happened the week before Christmas? I can hardly remember. Work was busy, I finished a big deadline and hand delivered it early (!), which seemed to baffle the people I turned it into thoroughly.
On Friday, I baked, which I never do. Ever. The result was good, but way too rich. I also made one of my favorite go-to meals – How Sweet Eats crockpot cheesesteak pulled chicken. So good.
Saturday, we got up early to put on a pot roast for a family holiday dinner and then went out to brunch at Brookland’s Finest.
Side note: we’re looking to move in March. For those of you who know me, you know I’ve moved approximately 1,000 times since I graduated high school. It’s crazy, I know. I get restless, and like new spaces. Plus it’s a great excuse to get rid of a bunch of crap so you don’t wake up one day and realize you’re a hoarder.
So we were in Brookland looking for a new place, after really having spent zero time in the neighborhood. Turns out – I love Brookland, and this restaurant was a winner.
We were in a hurry, but we arrived before what seemed to be the regular morning crowd and had great service.
The special of the day was banana nut bread French toast, which I simply could not pass up.
I usually don’t order sweet dishes for brunch, because they usually fill me up fast only to leave me starving a few hours later, but it’s the holidays and I was feeling feisty. And turns out, this dish didn’t result in hanger later in the afternoon. It was sweet and delicate and wonderful washed down with house brewed coffee.
Tom opted for the Jersey Eggs Benedict, to celebrate his heritage and the infamous Taylor Pork Roll.
He said the egg was poached perfectly and the salad was good, but the potatoes were just okay and the entree was a bit bread heavy.
We would have liked to hang out awhile and explore the beer and wine list, but we had to get to our appointment. We’ll definitely be back, regardless of whether we decide to live in the neighborhood or not. I also want to try out other neighborhood gems Brookland Pint and Smith Public Trust.