I feel like I can finally breathe.
Baxter and Newton) moved into an apartment in the Heights, and while I did my best to practice my meditative breathing and stay calm and centered during the busy, transitional, throwing-my-hair-in-a-ponytail-every-day-because-I-can't-be-bothered week prior, there always seemed to be...
food stuck in my teeth.
While the food in my teeth was literal, it was also metaphorical, serving as a constant reminder that as much as I tried to have it together? Ha! Not even close. I would eat breakfast, go about my day, talk to a bunch of my coworkers, then HOURS LATER would go into the bathroom to notice a giant horrifying piece of spinach wedged (and I mean WEDGED) in between my two front teeth. Lunch was the same. Dinner was the same. Every day. Lather, rinse, repeat.
You know those weeks. You get me.
(and start carrying dental floss around with me at all times.)
The weekend prior to the move, I snuck away from packing for a little while to join my friends Judy and Erika for brunch at Provisions. I still cannot believe it took me so long to finally dine there.
Sidenote, you know what's awesome about eating somewhere you've never been before with a foodie who has? They will never steer you wrong.
These biscuits were OUTSTANDING. They were flaky, buttery, and light, with several pillow-y layers of biscuit-y goodness. Paired with the herbed butter - which we deduced was flavored with thyme - and the smooth, sweet honey, they were absolute heaven.
Because all three of us are food-obsessed, we ordered a bunch of things to share.
These were another hit! The pop-able peppers were beautifully roasted with a hint of smokiness on the skin. The smooth inside of each pepper was a great contrast to the slightly tougher exterior, and the flavors were playful and satisfying. Judy told us she'd heard that one in every ten shishito peppers is spicy, so we played a really fun game of "who got the hot pepper?" for an indeterminate length of time.
...are you still my friend?
Lordy these were incredible. The velvety roasted potatoes were intoxicating with the silky, garlicky spinach and fragrant parmesan swirled in. The bubbling baked eggs sent everything over the top in this Skillet of Wonder. Accompanied by fluffy, fresh toast, this dish was utterly sensational.
So, basically dessert. Fantastic, beautiful, brunch-y dessert. Since I don't really have a sweet tooth, I cannot tell you the last time I even ordered a waffle. But Nelly, was this good. The waffle itself was fluffy, yet wonderfully crispy on the outside. The mashed up banana/caramel fosters-esque situation was divine. And that maple ice cream was light, not too rich, and not too sweet. I'm no waffle expert, but I feel confident in saying this was an impressive and exceptional waffle. Even The Pancake Princess herself seemed to enjoy it!
My brunch experience at Provisions was a home run. We did hit a small bump in the beginning when we were given an incorrect menu from the previous week (the menu changes, so look alive people) and were disappointed to learn there would be no falafel hash browns. BUT the great service and amazing food we ended up with more than made up for it! Brunch at Provisions is lovely and affordable, and the quality of the food is outrageously awesome. I'm dying to go back to try their dinner menu soon!