Saturday, April 11, 2015

Brunching: The Butcher's Daughter

Someone asked me the other day if I eat meals other than brunch, and the answer was and will always be a firm, resounding NOPE. Brunch is the only thing I ever want to eat and the only thing I will eat, aside from desserts. Why would I ever choose to do otherwise?

Today I had an amazing brunch at The Butcher's Daughter, a popular juice bar and cafe that serves brunch all day on weekends aka perfect for popping by at 3pm with friends (because nobody actually wakes up before 2 on Saturdays).




Fashionably located between Kenmare and Elizabeth St. in SoHo, The Butcher's Daughter is one of those places in New York perpetually under construction. Supposedly there is seating available inside, but each time I've come here, there's only been open tables outside. Stylish wooden tables and spray-painted yellow metal chairs are scattered across the sidewalk- I seriously want to know how this is allowed because there's no way a restaurant could take up as much space as The Butcher's Daughter does on a street corner.

The waiters and waitresses here all wear matching white and yellow snapbacks, striped denim aprons, and exude an air of too cool- hipster - vegan -oh so NYC- vibes. This is the place where servers wear (presumably) American Apparel T-shirts emblazoned with "WE SELL DESIGNER KALE" and ask if you'd like almond milk in your cappuccino (which yes, I would, thank you darlin'). It's expensive, it's healthy, it's so hipster it's no longer hipster. The best way to explain the environment here is that the check comes served in a tiny metal bucket (I'm always tempted to steal it) and the water is infused with mint inside a glass carafe.



We all pretty much ordered the Smash Avocado Toast Benedict (2 poached eggs, curried hollandaise, avocado smashed with curry, mustard seed, and lime served with roasted potato hash) except for Rebecca who ordered the Monterrey Eggs. I definitely recommend getting the Smash Avocado because it's 1) delicious 2) filling and 3) the heartiest dish available here. A girl's gotta get her money's worth at brunch, ya know?

Michelle and I also got cappuccinos, which I thought were just okay. I mean I'm the type of person who pours in 6-7 sugar packets in every coffee so obviously I've got a sweet tooth but I found the cappuccino here to be really bitter and not tasty at all. And I have in fact drunk lattes without adding sugar and enjoyed them so this isn't me just being sensitive.


(Hey Michelle you should look into being a hand model~)

LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFUL POACHED EGGS!!! THEY WERE MADE PERFECTLY AND PERFECTLY POACHED EGGS ARE HONESTLY LIFE CHANGING. IF YOU DISAGREE IT'S BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT EVER EXPERIENCED THEM.

The roasted potato hash (aka home fries) was also pretty good, I ended up adding a little salt but I think it's always better when restaurants don't make their food too salty. All the food came out relatively quickly, which I definitely appreciated as a very hungry and hungover customer.



And of course, brunch is always better with beautiful people. Thank you to Michelle, Rebecca, and Nicole for letting me take so many pictures and for not kicking me out of brunch. Love you all!


And now, I have to go figure out where I'm grabbing brunch tomorrow. 
BRUNCH IS LIFE.
BRUNCH IS FOREVER.

XOXO,

Irene.

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