Now that the nice weather is back in full effect, it was time to get back to one of my favorite pastimes: brunch! I found this little spot on Myrtle Ave and I’ve been meaning to try it. So as my auntie Kosi’s birthday just passed we thought SoCo would be the perfect place to go.
What was supposed to be a quiet Sunday at home, turned into a Brooklyn trip that included shopping (for more stuff I “needed”) yet another trip to Kum Kau (honestly how can I go to BK and not get Kum Kau?) and my first trip to Cornerstone. I told myself I’d stay home but obviously all it took was a call from Chanelle Sicard to get me on the train! We haven’t been to brunch in a long time, and not wanting to go back to Sotto Voce yet again (even though I was craving their Salmon al Farfalle) we tried out this cute little spot on Adelphi and Dekalb.
I’ve been way overdue for a brunch outing so I made it a priority when I made my way to BK this weekend. Kosi (check out her own blog here) suggested Peaches Brooklyn and she had me at blackened catfish. Sadly they were out of catfish when we got there, but the Peaches Shrimp Po’Boy was an amazing substitute. Ya’ll know how I feel about shrimp, but I have to be honest I tried the greens first and went IN! I even ate the cheesy grits…and I DON’T like cheese in my grits!!
Mental Note: try fresh sauteed garlic in the greens next time!
The decor and music was so cute and cozy it made me feel like I’d step outside and be on someone’s 1950’s southern porch. We spent half our time gawking over the menu and the other half trying to figure out what song that was playing so we can download it (yep my iphone has an app for that).
I think the visit might’ve spurred my grandmother to look into starting her own restaurant. I told her as long there’s an apartment for me above it I’d be happy to bartend fridays and saturdays!
Piquant, meaning pleasantly stimulating or interesting and provocative, makes me wish I still lived in Brooklyn. My mom, aunts and I visited this Park Slope restaurant yesterday to celebrate my aunt Kosi’s birthday. It’s a nice space with pretty decor, but the garden seating outside was just beautiful. The pre-fix menu (which of course included mimosas) left something to be desired, for me at least being that I’m not a fan of eggs but the regular menu made up for that. I had the crab cake AND the tuna sliders (they’re the perfect size if your looking for a light meal), and they were both delicious. A few spoonfuls of the corn chowder my mom ordered were awesome as well, though a tiny bit spicy.
After many reschedules and forgotten dates we, ( @spoilsofstyle and I) finally tried out this Colombian restaurant, Cafecito Bogotá, in my beloved Brooklyn yesterday. Now I love latin food, but Im realizing I’ve actually never had Colombian food. I did check out the menu online however and as you all know, I love anything involving shrimp!