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Freemans for Brunch

Freemans Restaurant
191 Chrystie St
(between Delancey St & Rivington St)
New York, NY 10002

Brunch is not just waking up too late on Sunday for breakfast but too early for lunch in NYC. Brunch is its own category of gastronomy here where people plan brunches weeks in advance. There’s the ladies-who-lunch, boozy-brunch, birthday-brunch, or any-occasion-brunch. Regardless of which it is, brunch is an activity that New Yorkers are willing to shell out the time and money for.

Freemans is a pretty classic NYC brunch place. Most people have heard of and have been to it. It’s tucked into a tiny alley that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The food is American comfort food. I’ve been here twice and my impressions both times were that they do all their food well. There’s nothing fancy or spectacular. The vibe is very much simple and rustic, just like how Gordon Ramsay would like it. Pictured here is the Skillet Eggs, Bacon, Spinach and Gruyere with buttered sourdough toast ($12) that I ordered. Portions are adequate, neither stingy nor doggy-bag worthy. My skillet eggs were runny and creamy, coating the bacon and spinach with a layer of yolky goodness.  Continue reading Freemans for Brunch

McDonald’s: Bacon Egg McGriddle

I have a McDonald breakfast about once a year and it is always when we have an early shoot and need to buy cheap and good food for everyone. This is the first McGriddle I’ve ever had (surprising because I love the sweet and savory combo). It was good. Worth the money for sure though the pancakes were a little too drenched in maple syrup for me. My friend who is reading over my shoulder as I write this just told me the McGriddle is like 600 calories. Excellent.