GOOD for brunch
Originally uploaded by lools.
Greenwich Avenue in the Village is lined with more than thirty popular eateries including Soy Luck Club and Taqueria de Mexico. The best place for brunch among all these restaurants is a homey yet chic spot called Good.
We met my friends Shivani, Mahir and Uz for brunch at Good today. Uz got there at 11:00 a.m. sharp when the doors opened so was able to secure us a great table. Usually the wait runs over an hour I'm told! The place felt homely and comfortable. The brunch menu featured regular favourites like eggs, pancakes etc but with a Latin flair. For example, there were corn arepas (a traditional Colombian dish) with fried eggs and queso blanco. There were so many interesting items on the menu, I had a really hard time deciding what I was in a mood for.
I finally went with Shivani's recommendation of the breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs with green peppers, chorizo, pepper jack cheese and salsa) without the tortilla and the chorizo but with extra salsa. The waitress was trying to smile despite how complicated I was making it for her. I loved my dish - the eggs were cooked to perfection with the cheese and salsa adding just the right punch. The berry and banana juice I ordered with the eggs was a great accompaniment to my meal. Shivani ordered the same dish with a side of chicken sausages which she said was good. Uz loved her scallion, tomato and goat cheese omelette. Mahir ordered scrambled eggs with some veggies which he enjoyed. And Harsha (the most health conscious of us all) got a bowl of homemade, maple nut granola heaped with fresh fruit, which he said was extremely filling.
We all shared a bread basket that had some awesome house-made breads like cheddar cornbread, buttermilk biscuits and caramel pecan mini-loaves. Everyone seemed to be watching carb intake though so the bread did not vanish as fast as I had expected it to!
Good was not just good but a great place for brunch!
89 Greenwich Avenue