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Egg Slut and G&B coffee --- Grand Central Market

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Egg Slut and G&B coffee --- Grand Central Market

kevin | Nov 19, 2013 12:08 PM

Yes, parking stinks as usual. Though now I now they validate for parking but I couldn't seem to find the fucking parking lot.

There is also a Red Line stop for Pershing Square so it is very convenient for the light rail stuff.

On to the goods. The market still looks quite like before but is slowly undergoing the whole gentrification process with upmarket joints such as The Egg Slut, G&B, Valerie Confections, and the Horse Thief Cue joint with fucking upmarket prices to match the dollar taco shops and ancient, antediluvian spice stores.

But I have to say that G&B's is exceptional as always (though maybe not quite as delicious and bitter and strong as when they had the little space within the constraints of Sqirel on Virgil, near Melrose). The guys are really friendly and cordial, which is a huge plus. None of that hipster vibes that you would receive at other great, gourmet, artisanal coffee joints around town.

As for the Egg Slut, I ordered the fucking slut, natch. It was good. May remind some of that buttery mashed potatoes vis-a-vis French by was it Joel Robuchon where he developed a complex though inherently simple ration of about 2/3 pure french butter to 1/3 potatoes to create a divine puree, or was it Marc Maneau (or was he the foie gras cubes guy?????).

Anyhow, the slut was good, though not exceptional. The egg yolk was properly runny and it did meld well with the patented and quite suave "potato puree". A return visit may be in store since I was streched for time and my fucking meter was about to go ka-blooh-ey on me.

And of course, the coffee will require a return visit. And the stench of barbeque emanating from Horse Thief was quite intoxicatingly delicious in the purest fucking sense. However, I'm pretty sure they don't open before 11 am in the morning.

The juxtaposition between the new, upmarket, gentrifried type joints was quite interesting in comparisoin to the old-fashioned al pastor shacks and $4 chop suey joints.

In regards to price, the Slut was $10, not a bad price for a slut, but a bad price for the egg slut and the capp was about $5 before tax and tip, so definitely not cheap, not cheap one bit.

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