Monday, January 26, 2009

Brunch at Maggie Brown

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!

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1 comment:

Vincent said...

I am in Texas and just loving this Brooklyn Food Blog. Its the next best thing to packing a few bags and taking the direct flight on Jet Blue from Austin to JFK. Can't wait to try an extra large helping of that "weird" vegetarian lasagna. Extra tomato sauce please!