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Saturday, October 18, 2008
Brunch at The Uptown
On the way back from the park, we stopped at the Uptown for Brunch. I was thinking they are on the sunny side of the street so it could be fun to sit outside or maybe just inside near the open doors. It's very cool how the outdoor seating becomes part of the dining room as the big wall of windows is folded back opening literally the entire wall. It was too cool, though, and that big wall of windows was closed :( But, the Brunch menu - woo!
Brunch is $15.95 at the Uptown, and it includes 2 drinks (either Bud Light, Bloody Mary or Mimosa) as well as food. There are about 20 items from which to choose including the usual eggs benedict and omlettes, as well as sandwiches and a big burger.
Rick actually ordered the burger with cheese, lettuce and tomato. It comes with fries but they will give you salad if you prefer. I tasted it - very good.
I was bad. Really bad. I had croissant french toast stuffed with bananas. That is how they describe it on the menu. But really it's stuffed with something akin to bananas foster - sauteed with butter and sugar. It's copiously garnished with fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries, and comes with a side of maple butter and real maple syrup. Be careful when eating this one - they are made to order and that banana mixture stays very hot for a very long time.
This is where I'm sure my Mom will want to come when she visits us in the city. She may even have a mimosa :)