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Eggs Blackstone ~ Bad Habit Room September 5, 2014

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It’s been a long time since my last post.  I’ve been super busy with a recent move and summer things that I have neglected my food blog.  I’m back and hungry so let’s start this up with brunch!  

I recently moved to the Overlook neighborhood in Portland and I’m walking distance to The Bad Habit Room which is an event space and brunch spot on the weekend.  The space is small but cozy and we didn’t have to wait for a table (unheard of in Portland).  The menu is limited but it has the basics for a good brunch.  Our drink order was just coffee which was lackluster.  Maybe an old pot?  Definitely not something I want to drink again though.  We both ordered the eggs blackstone, their version of the classic Benedict (my go-to all time favorite brunch order).  Their version has poached eggs, Saraveza bacon, roasted tomato & truffle jam on SugarPimp’s beer bread with hollandaise served with salt & pepper potatoes and greens.

Verdict? Delicious despite a couple problems.  The eggs were overcooked which defeats the purpose of eggs Benedict.  However, the flavors were great so that made up for the eggs (sort of).  The tomato and truffle jam made the dish in my opinion.  The bread was OK.  We thought maybe it was over toasted but after reading some reviews, it appears to be brought out that way.  If the eggs were runny then it might have helped with the bread.  The potatoes were great and I wished I had more.  I’ve never really understood salad served with breakfast/brunch so I skipped my greens but I was pretty full anyways.  

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I did mention to our server that our eggs were overdone and she apologized and offered their famous pop tart or a discount on the bill.  We took the pop tart (cinnamon and sugar flavor) and it was divine.  She wanted us to come back and try brunch again which we will.  I’m not giving up on a Bad Habit yet.

pop tart

 

Website: http://badhabitroom.com/

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The “Hangover Omelette” ~ Serendipity 3 July 25, 2013

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I first heard about Serendipity 3 on a travel show (big surprise right?) where they featured the $1000 sundae.  Total wast of money in my opinion but I wanted to go there anyways to try out other goodies during a recent trip to Las Vegas.  I remember reading about their frozen hot chocolate too but at $8.95 plus tax I thought it was a bit overpriced since there was no alcohol, I passed on it.

We had a few minutes to watch some orders come out and realized the portions were huge so the boyfriend and I decided to split a meal.  Why not save a few bucks and a thousand calories right?  And what better choice than the hangover omelette ($11.50) which is stuffed with mushrooms, bacon and french fries.

The Hangover Omelette

The Hangover Omelette

It is the perfect amount of food if you are a bit hung over and just need the all important fries to suck up all the remaining alcohol in your system and  fill your stomach enough so you can drink all over again.  I’m not sure it is worth the money to eat here but it’s a tourist spot and it was next to our hotel so the location was ideal.

Website: http://www.serendipity3.com/

 

Brunch at DiPrima Dolci May 6, 2011

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Frittata

My Order: Frittata: An Italian-style baked omelet served with roasted potatoes, bread and fruit.

I first discovered this family owned establishment in my pursuit for great cannoli but after closer examination of their menu, I realized they had some great savory options to choose from so I decided to try them out one morning.  My brunch choice was their frittata and I picked spinach and feta for my filling.  I was not disappointed as the portion size was generous and the potatoes were delicious.  You can taste the homemade goodness here and I’m sure the bread on my plate was made that morning.  Don’t forget to order a cannoli! I managed to eat mine before my meal even got to the table as it goes really well with espresso 🙂

Location: DiPrima Dolci (1936 N. Killingsworth St, Portland Oregon) 

Cost: $9

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Benny Breakfast at Habit April 12, 2011

I rarely eat eggs benedicts in Portland but I’m almost sure to order it during my periodic visits to Vancouver BC.  I guess it’s a vacation treat for me that I seek out and enjoy each time I’m there. 

My friend took me to Habit Lounge on Main Street for brunch and I liked everything about it.  This place has a modern yet very 70’s feel to it…carpet on the walls and if memory serves a padded vinyl bar and paintings I expect to find in thrift stores.  I was too distracted with the World Cup playing on the flat screen but I remember liking the overall vibe there.  The service was good despite some of the comments I’ve read about it but it wasn’t too busy when we were there.  I ordered the roasted tomato, basil and chevre benedict and it was great.  The fried potatoes were delicious and not greasy at all.  Definitely a place I would eat at again. 

Location: 2610 Main Street East Van

Cost: $10 plus HST  (harmonized sales tax) which is a bullshit 12%