Any Friends fans out there? How many of you recognize this street corner?
I’m baaaaack! While I’m still fighting off the vestiges of jetlag from my return to Singapore (it’s 3:30am as I write this!), I thought I’d share some of my local NYC eating adventures. A few weekends ago, I visited this cute little red and blue restaurant for brunch. Known as the little owl, this quaint joint offers classic dishes in an intimate, cozy setting. While there was a bit of a wait, it wasn’t outrageous (and allowed me to take a few outside shots!). When I finally sat down, I perused the menu and started with the whole wheat pancakes with seasonal berries and maple syrup:
I admit that I ordered the whole wheat pancakes on a healthy kick – I wasn’t too sure how they would taste. I was pleasantly surprised – they were hearty, fluffy and with a bit of a nutty kick; I didn’t miss my white flour pancakes at all. I’d recommend these guys (I’m sure the syrup helped a bit too).
Me eating buddy ordered the poached eggs with the fontina sausage biscuits, greens and hollandaise:
Wahhh, egg overboard! Despite the capsized demise of one of the poached eggs, the dish was still pretty good. I’d say the eggs, hollandaise and spinach were as expected, but what set the dish apart was the fontina sausage biscuit. Salty, savory and chewy, the biscuits provided a solid backdrop for the rich hollandaise and creamy eggs.
If you find yourself in the West Village, the little owl is a a great little spot to pop into for brunch (and I assume for dinner as well, though I haven’t tried it yet). Stop by and let me know what you think!
the little owl
90 Bedford St. (@ Grove St.)
Quaint little brunch spot.