There are few things that I will get out of bed for on the weekends: brunch, promised good times with friends, and to beat the crowd at the laundromat around the corner from me. This past weekend, I rolled out of bed on Saturday for all three.
I met up with my friend, Roxy, and had plans to get brunch at Jane. How foolish I had been to think it would be a good idea to go to one of the city's top brunch spots at 1pm without a reservation. Needless to say, we heard the wait time and promptly scurried down the street in hopes of finding some place more reasonable.
We ended up finding this little spot called Rogue & Canon, not very far away. After a quick look at the menu (and the promise of booze with "First drink on us!" on the board outside), we walked into a relatively empty restaurant/bar. We sat in the corner and I almost immediately liked the place because they had Top Gear on one of the TVs -- anybody who tries to tell me they don't like that show is lying!
We ordered our drinks first: Roxy had the white peach bellini, and I had a bloody mary entitled 'The Mexican' -- I don't remember what was in it, but man, was I in for a surprise. I foolishly didn't realize it was listed under "The Marys" and was a little bit sad when I got it, because I don't actually like bloody marys. But! That aside, it packed a nice punch.
After debating between three different options, I decided to order the Chicken & Waffles Sandwich ($16), while Roxy got the Eggs Benedict ($14). And honestly? Best choices ever. I had a bite of Roxy's and I had to admit that it was one of the better ones I've ever had in the city, and I've brunched quite a bit in the last year. The hollandaise sauce wasn't too heavy, and made the dish so freaking delicious.
I almost regretted getting my indulgent sandwich -- except, well, it's fried chicken breast nestled between two halves of a waffle and a layer of delicious cole slaw. And maple syrup on the side. That chicken was juicy, crispy, mouth-watering, and so wonderfully placed atop that slaw. It was way too big to eat as a sandwich so I had to deconstruct and monster my way through, but it was totally worth getting my hands dirty. The only sad part was that the bottom waffle was soggy when it came out because of the cole slaw. Inevitable, but sad nonetheless.
But the mixed greens were great because that makes the whole dish healthy.
Altogether a pretty great find. We weren't sure what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised. We went on some more adventures afterwards, but I'll save those for another post. Also, this is one of my favorite shots of Roxy -- mostly because that face is totally like "Sara, stop taking photos. Seriously."
Great times with a friend, great brunch, and I did my laundry in the morning. What a win.