Sunday, April 11, 2010

Five Stars for Five Points

Our first weekend as New Yorkers meant our first New York City Brunch. Brunch in NYC isn't just another meal, it's an experience. We learned quickly that brunch is one of the most anticipated meals of all and that finding a good brunch spot is almost worth paying a broker's fee. Oh and it usually involves drinking. My personal favorite things about NYC Brunch is that it's pretty typical for restaurants to serve brunch until 4 or 5 in the afternoon. Slept until 2pm then lazed around for a while, but still want some coffee, a mimosa, and an omelette? No problem! No judgements in this fair city! Oh New York, I have a feeling you and me are going to get along juuuuust fine.

For our first brunch our friends Garret & Lianda had a hot tip so we traipsed down into NoHo to check out Five Points Restaurant. Our savvy friends ordered their Salmon Eggs Benedict, the Mr ordered their Fish Tacos, and I ordered the Baked Egg Whites in an attempt to keep it healthy. After trying the Salmon Eggs Benedict I immediately regretted this decision and wished I had taken their expert recommendation. The sauce...the salmon...the puff pastry! Divine! I will need to come back here and order correctly next time, since the egg whites were nothing special and benefited greatly from the addition of leftover salsa from the Mr's tacos.

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We also ordered a pitcher of their sangria with our meal, which was incredible, but served as the source of much debate. We all found ourselves wanting to curl up into a ball and take a nap, despite how late we had already slept in that morning. Maybe I'll need to get some tips from seasoned New Yorkers on how to drink with brunch without shooting down any hope of productivity for the rest of the day...or at least until dinner.

I also just learned that this restaurant has a Yukon Gold Potato Pizza. The combination of two of my favorite foods is enough to lure me back on its own, but I also learned that it was featured on the Food Network show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate". Tell them to put one in the oven for me now, I'm on my way.

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