The Brunch Dish: Sweet Corn Pancakes at Back Forty

The Brunch Dish

Brunch menus to do your weekend right.


[Photo: Nikki Goldstein]

Back Forty's brunch menu is one of my personal favorites. Instead of all the usual offerings and a few interesting twists, it's 95% twists with a few kicked-up staples—all fantastically delicious. Even the servers are surprised by how great of a brunch it is: ask them for help, and they have just as hard a time choosing as you do.



Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.

But if you're stuck between options, know that the sweet corn pancakes with Benton's bacon are a solid choice if there ever were one ($12). Three tall, thick corn cakes are dressed with maple brown butter syrup and the smokiest, most perfectly crisped bacon—a bit of savory in what's otherwise a wonderfully sweet dish. Each cake is perfectly fluffy with crisped outsides and a springy, doughy center. It's the perfect contrast to the crunchy bacon on top—together, it just tastes like the South in all its sticky, sweet goodness. Be warned: if you doggy-bag some of the large portion, you'll inevitably be craving more later.

Back Forty

190 Avenue B # 1, New York NY 10009 (map) 212-388-1990