With bad weather chasing me on Saturday I took the most direct route to Germantown, stopped at Central Market, and sprang for the $$ rather than delay or detour to Adams or the IGA. The shell steak and salmon, enough to take me through dinners on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, were pricey; but the quality is there.
The true chowhound experience, however, took place on Sunday at what I guess is St. Christopher's activities hall in what was their school a few blocks behind the church in Red Hook. For $4 every third Sunday morning of the month, men of the parish serve a knockout all-you-can-eat breakfast: juice, GOOD coffee, tea, cocoa, hard rolls, freshly scrambled eggs, sausage links, pancakes, cinnamon French toast, omelets with whatever ingredients you want, eggs in whatever style you want, and the lightest apple fritters dusted in cinnamon sugar that I've ever eaten. Grieg Farm donuts, take a hike; Krispy Kreme, feh!
Maybe I have a negative predisposition to Grieg Farm. It's too recollective of what used to be Tice's Farm on Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake. That place, though it had excellent donuts and cider, became a gigantic tourist trap. I went to Grieg last fall to buy produce and discovered that they sold only packaged goods, cookies and pastries, and "country living" tchotchkes.
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