The egg here is fluffy and creamy, bolstered just enough by housemade mayo and salty-sweet ham. A great lunch (or breakfast) in the Financial District.
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What is it about breakfast sandwiches? Whether they feature melted cheese or a runny yolk, they're almost always oozing with warm and gooey yellow deliciousness. In our continued celebration of National Sandwich Month, here are 17 of our favorite breakfast sandwiches, each so good you'll be looking forward to your alarm going off in the morning.
Parish Hall is the serene counterpoint to Williamsburg brunch hotspot Egg. There is an enticing array of salads on the menu, but also a serious selection of sandwiches to rival it.
More than once I've brought home a dozen eggs from the greenmarket only to find that they sported pale, diminutive yolks or that they were lacking the freshness that farm-to-market eggs should have. In the interest of helping out those of you who've got the same issues in the past, we took a trip to the Union Square greenmarket to find the best, and to see if they were any better than eggs from the supermarket.
If you know George Weld and chef Evan Hanczor from their first Williamsburg restaurant, Egg—a place well-known for their fried chicken, where the brunch menu boasts biscuits and grits—you might be surprised to find their second, Parish Hall, taking a slightly different tack. But despite its Southern bent, Egg has long made a point of its reliance on New York produce, from the team's own Goatfell Farm upstate. That's the most evident common thread with Parish Hall, which chef Hanczor calls "the cuisine of the Northeast, based on the landscape."
A hunt for scrapple led to me to Egg, the famed breakfast joint in Williamsburg that serves breakfast all day. The scrapple was appropriately porky and creamy, but what really got my attention was their chorizo and egg sandwich.
All throughout October, restaurants all over New York City (and across the country) have been participating in "No Goat Left Behind," a project of Heritage Foods USA. Given the demand in this country for goat milk and cheese—but not goat meat—many male dairy coats are killed at birth or otherwise become a financial burden on farmers. Heritage is aiming to raise appreciation for goat meat (tremendously popular elsewhere in the world) by partnering with dozens of NYC restaurants, as well as some from the Bay Area and beyond.
Egg is a little restaurant in Williamsburg that started as a Southern brekkie spot (hello, artisan scrapple) then eventually added lunch and dinner service, and now has a six-acre farm upstate. Chef George Weld didn't want to replace the farmers he'd been working with already, he just wanted to understand the food system better. While the restaurant started out pretty pork-crazy, they're now more veggie-driven.
Soft-scrambled, perfectly poached, or fried, I can't resist a great egg dish. While chefs all over New York do crazy, creative things with them, each more impressive than the last, today I'm talking about simpler stuff—the kind I find myself craving, rather than admiring. Here are nine of my favorite egg dishes in New York; what are yours?
There are a hundred different names for an egg in toast, but I've only ever seen one Eggs Rothko ($9). It's hardly a new discovery; it's the sort of dish I have so often and recommend so often I was surprised to find we'd never written about it.
The Duck Sandwich ($13) at Egg reminds us why we love the flavorful bird so much.
For those days when the desire for a chicken sandwich is not about that slouched-shoulder acquiescence to health, consider the fried chicken cutlet sandwich ($11.00) at Brooklyn breakfast geniuses Egg.
Last Thursday morning, Dean Sparks, a dairy farmer from upstate New York stopped by the office with some cheese, eggs, and milk. They come from nymilk, a New York state consortium of around 35 upstate organic dairy farms that...
Last year, we brought you our report on the best oatmeal in New York. But we never tire of our favorite hot cereal, and neither, it seems, do restaurants. We thought last year's roundup was pretty exhaustive, but this year we've uncovered more under-$3 winners, more dessert-like indulgences, and—wait for it—bacon oatmeal. You knew it had to happen.
New York has never been a first-class fried chicken town, but these days, it's popping up on more high-end menus than pork belly. And though we've eaten our fair share, we hadn't done an exhaustive survey. Until now.
Brooklyn Based shares good and bad news this morning. Starting with the bad: "Bonita on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg will serve its last taco on August 15." (Issues with the landlord.) But on a sunnier note: Caroline Fidanza, founding chef...
Artisan scrapple may sound as improbable as artisan Spam—practically a contradiction in terms. This mushy American breakfast meat gets a pretty bad rap. The aptly (but unappealingly) named "scrapple" was invented by poor Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to use up...
What to eat (and drink) to keep warm on this snowy New York day: hot chocolate at Shake Shack, a grilled cheese at Bouchon Bakery, pancakes at Community Food & Juice, and more.
Clockwise from top left: Like many places, Egg provides crayons for you to color on the white paper tablecloths; I drew an egg whose color comes from a thin wash of coffee. If you're not an early bird, you'll...