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Friend of a Farmer brunch review


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Friend of a Farmer brunch review

dkstar1 | Nov 28, 2005 10:41 AM

Had brunch on Saturday with the wife and in-laws at Friend of a Farmer.

The 15 minute wait outside was quick and relatively painless, despite the crisp weather. I grabbed a very average (read: boring) cup of coffee from the coffee shop next door to keep warm.

Once inside the cozy and warm confines of the restaurant, we were quickly brought upstairs to a back room that was probably someone's bedroom years ago.

The fall furnishings (gourds here and there), the exposed beams, hardwood tables and the floral, fabric wall coverings provided a transporting experience.

The food was good too. I ordered the Southwestern Omelette which was a crispy tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese. I also ordered a side of bacon. The tortilla clearly took a quick bath in a fryer; the eggs were cooked appropriately long, allowing it to hold up against the naturally watery salsa, sour cream and guacamole, but the bacon, though salty and crispy, was also clearly deep fried, giving it an oily texture and taste. Bummer. The dish, served in a cast iron skillet, was accompanied with a tiny triangle of watermelon that seemed a little dated for this time of the year (and the cold weather outside) and an orange slice that reminded me of fall soccer games as a kid.

The only thing I'd change would be to add sausage to the omelette and maybe ask for a little extra cheese to be added to it as well.

Danna and Leo had the Eggs Benedict and Carin had Taylor's Tasty Toast (french toast) which was made from their house-made plum cinammon raisin bread. All looked quite good, and all were devoured in good time.

I'd return - perhaps once more this fall/winter and would definitely suggest it for this time of the year. It seems especially made for the fall.


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