The Brunch Dish: Miss Lily's Soho

Hellooooo to our old friend, The Brunch Dish series!

Here I am once again resurrecting an oldie-but-goodie series.  I'm trying to be better at documenting ALL the food I've been inhaling.  I've been pretty good about doing this over on my instagram, @thehobokitchen, but I do want to also post it here in a little more detail.

Last weekend I went with a few of my girlfriends to Miss Lily's for some Jamaican fare.  There are actually two Miss Lily's locations in NYC and we ended up at the Soho location since it was very central for all of us.  I've eaten at both locations and can confirm that the Caribbean food at both places are top notch.  If you find yourself in the NY area I would definitely recommend giving this place a shot. 

Typically I don't like to try Caribbean food outside of the Caribbean because I've found that it's usually not that great.  However I had to eat my words when it comes to Miss Lily's, as their food is super tasty and very authentic.  Apparently every other person in NY also thinks so.  I would highly recommend making a reservation beforehand as it becomes quite crowded for brunch on the weekends.


Waiting for our table, so we decided to indulge in a Miss Lily's punch and a Carib beer.


The cocktail and brunch menus!


Loving the Jamaican theme at the tables


Fried chicken and waffles should be a staple everywhere.


A full-on Jamaican Breakfast - ackee and saltfish steamed cabbage, plantains, and fresh fruit (not shown)


Jerk Chicken Roti with rice and peas and cabbage.  This was what I ordered and I absolutely loved it.  I was really stuffed by the end of this meal, but I would still eat it all again.


The Breakfast Roti!


I capped the brunch off with a refreshing Frozen Caribbean Margarita containing sake and Ting.


The Brunch Dish: Harry's Italian

Do you recall when I announced a brand new series on this blog, entitled "The Brunch Dish"?

About that...

I've been pretty piss poor about keeping up with this series.  It's not because I haven't been brunching.  I've just been a little lax in taking pictures, which makes blogging about the whole experience a little difficult.  I've also cut back on brunches because I've been increasing the number of workout classes I'm taking.  That is a necessity, since I just purchased a huge tub of dark chocolate covered pretzels that I may or may not be inhaling as I write this.  I just can't stop!

This blog post is for those folks in the NYC area who enjoy tasty and boozy, yet inexpensive brunches.  Recently, I went to Harry's Italian in New York's Financial District with my friend Sandra.  There are a few locations around New York, though only this location and the Battery Park City location offer brunch.  The brunch menu is pretty extensive and diners can purchase anything on it for $18.95, which includes unlimited mimosas, bloody mary's, coffee, or tea for the duration of your meal.

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The Brunch Dish: Mister Benedict's Pop-Up Brunch at Chalk Point Kitchen

Today I'm starting a new series on this blog.  One of the things that I partake in pretty religiously is brunch.  This is just one of the ways that my friends and I get to hang out with each other and catch up on our lives.  I mean, who wouldn't bond over booze and food?  Since I spend a significant chunk of time doing this, I thought that my readers may also be interested in the brunch options in and around the New York City area.  Personally, I'm always looking for cool and new places to have brunch on the weekends.  So here's my first installment in the series...

Last week, my friend Sandra informed me of a new brunch in New York City's Tribeca called Mister Benedicts Pop-Up Brunch, which is hosted at Chalk Point Kitchen.  I must confess that I don't actually like eggs benedict; however once I looked up the menu, I was intrigued by the other brunch options, so I agreed to go.

The entrance to Chalk Point Kitchen is straight through an arched stone doorway, complete with a wooden door and forged iron detailing. Once inside, we were seated in a small dining area (the entire place seats about 75 people) with brick walls, wooden tables, and a rustic decor.  I loved how the place settings had a very summery feel, with plates decorated with delicate patterns and a checked cloth napkin.

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