Restaurants & Bars

Good Egg

dixieday | Sep 21, 2005 12:28 PM

It was such a pretty morning today, I decided to hop the G train and go check out EGG, the breakfast place squatting in Sparky's (N. 5th St, between Bedford and Berry in Williamsburg, open 7-12 weekdays, 8-12 weekends) in the mornings. It's in a rehabbed, concrete-floored garage, with paper tablecloths and bouquets of lavender on each table. Old country music on the sound system, strong coffee in little French press pots. Had the ham-and-biscuit combo recc'd here--and it was heaven. Big, super-fluffy biscuit, toasted, with big slivers of thick-cut, salty Kentucky country ham, a glob of melted grafton cheddar (a nice northern touch), and a smear of really good, not too sweet fig jam. I picked the various bits out to taste them separately, but the real bliss was in taking a bite of the whole thing altogether. Mmmm. Came with a scoop of Anson Mills grits, which had nice creamy texture but not too much flavor, and made the plate a little starch-heavy. They had a small but well-chosen menu, and when I asked for a little jam to go with the remains of my biscuit, they had homemade peach, blackberry, and strawb-rhubarb on hand. Very tasty and mellow all around. Don't know what it's like on weekends, but it was nearly empty on a weekday morning.

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