Last week, Maggie Brown (455 Myrtle Ave., between Washington & Waverly, 718-643-7001) was having a special brunch on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I had the day off, so I met up with a friend to try the place out, which I've been wanting to do for years now! I liked it immediately, with the old signs for various liquors above the bar, and the dark velvety & metallic wallpaper. The waitress was pretty awesome too, from her infectious laugh to her wanting to guess what we were ordering for brunch. She was wrong on both counts, but I didn't hold that against her!
I decided to get the Steak & Eggs, medium rare and over easy, with potatoes and a green salad on the side. The steak was tasty and tender and the eggs were good, but there was a bit of uncooked white left which dropped it half a mark. The potatoes were seasoned nicely with salt and parsley and the salad was dressed with a light, lemony vinaigrette. The dish also came with two little pieces of sourdough-ish toast and a small container of raspberry jam. All in all it was thoroughly enjoyable.
My friend got the Mexican Vegetarian Lasagna made with corn tortillas and a small salad on the side. It was good, but a little weird, with maybe a little too much tomato sauce. It was solid and comforting though with mild flavors and lots of veggies inside (mushrooms, carrots).
He also got a bowl of Borscht, which was gorgeous and delicious. Warm, earthy and bright flavors that burst in your mouth.
I'm looking forward to going back for lunch and dinner!