The longer I live here, the more loyal I become to the local restaurants in the neighborhood. It is so easy though, when there is a place called Diner, a breezy ten minute walk away, that serves something as beautiful as this:
We ate other things for breakfast too, but I don't think anything nearly topped the splendor of our appetizer. (We can still talk about them though.)
Orange doughnut. The soft sugar flakes were tasty, and the general flavor was fine, but the doughnut was a bit drier / denser than we would have preferred.
Gaze deep into the fatty of fattiness - so super savory and rich. My lips were glistening with cholesterol.
It's a solid little number with creamy turnip puree and perfectly poached eggs.
Diana had the country breakfast, which came with gorgeous roasted apples, a thick slice of country ham, collard greens and a golden biscuit with citrus marmalade.
The scrambled eggs are perfect here, and we particularly enjoyed the roasted apples as well as the candied rinds in the marmalade - chewy and bright. However, Diana experienced extreme jealousy when she gazed at the plate of a bar patron upon leaving, only to see his biscuit overflowing with marmalade goodness. (Maybe bar seating is the way to go for special treatment here.)
Diner is definitely one of my favorite brunch spots in the area, and with seasonal spins on every dish at any time of the year, it definitely warrants more frequent visits, especially since I still cannot stop thinking about that bacon dish. I am going to stare extra long at it so I can dream about it tonight.
Brooklyn, NY 11211