Tracy, one of my friends from high school, was in town recently for work. After working crazy nighttime hours that involved driving all over, she desperately needed to have a nice sit down meal with real silverware! I was looking forward to catching up as the last time I saw her was in Vegas in 2013 for our high school reunion.
Whenever I’m put on the spot to suggest a restaurant, I have such a hard time thinking of good options. Almond was the first place I thought of that was near-ish Penn Station and served brunch cocktails. It seems a little lame to be coming back so soon after my last visit, but the food was great and their outdoor seating is now open. We, unfortunately, got there too late to grab an outdoor table, but the interior space was nice and comfortable too.
Brunch started with the adorable mini biscuits. Tasty and flaky. There’s butter and an apple cinnamon spread for them. John had the Huevos Rancheros ($16), and Tracy had the House Made Chicken Sausage and Eggs ($16). I felt like I was being a bit boring for getting the Eggs Florentine ($15) again, but it was really good first time around, so I had to do it.
Last time I got the Eggs Florentine, it was a lot of food for me. The home fries really were not necessary, so this time around, I asked to substitute the home fries for a side salad. We were not charged extra for this substitution. I also ordered the Acai and Passion Mimosa ($12), which was bright and bubbly, but very light in flavor.
It has been a while since I’ve had poached eggs, and we all know how much I love them, right? Nicely poached, tangy hollandaise, buttery English muffin. Also, I love how much green there is on my plate! The salad was light and refreshing, while the darker greens were rich in flavor. Gotta show up right at 10:30am when they open to grab one of the highly coveted outdoor spots next time. Maybe next time I’ll be more adventurous and order something else?