8.09.2008

Clinton St. Bakery, New York City

Photobucket Brunch in New York is a big deal. Seriously, everyone goes out for Sunday brunch. Sure, Anthony Bourdain says brunch only exists as a restaurants way to use up leftovers (beware of omelettes with bolognese sauce), but what if the place kinda specializes in brunch? While Clinton St. Bakery doesn't only have brunch, they do also serve their blueberry pancakes at dinner. And while every other plate of food I saw looked divine, and tempting -- after trying the pancakes, there's no going back - even though Clinton St. has also had their biscuits, muffins, and their burger voted "the best". The first time I headed to Clinton St., it was because they have eggs benedict with Petrossian smoked salmon - on a biscuit! Now, that is how eggs benedict should be done (although Iberico ham, could be killer too), irregardless of fear about salmonella infestation. Now, these biscuits aren't just any biscuits, they are very light, buttery, and most importantly to me at that moment - big. Yum. The next visit, I ate the same thing. But Jeff ordered the famous pancakes. And so, I had to taste them, of course! It's a good thing he'd hardly eaten any of them yet, or I'm sure he would have reluctantly clung to his plate, like a lion that's guarding its prey. I once read somewhere, that the pancakes are so fluffy because the eggs are separated and then they beat the whites. I've tried it, it failed, and I'm still addicted to Clinton St. So now, I always get the pancakes. I'll even wait for the pancakes. When you go to Clinton St. Bakery (on Clinton St.), be prepared to wait at least an hour or more. The Lower East Side of New York will keep you entertained; there's an adorable pastry shop up the street with pear & chocolate turnovers, or check out a few vintage shops. Maybe one day, I'll venture onto the truffled fried eggs, or the lobster BLT. Sounds great. But perfect pancakes? With fresh wild maine blueberries and maple butter? Sign me up. Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant, 4 Clinton Street (btw. East Houston & Stanton), New York, NY 10002, 646-602-6263

5 comments:

Mark by Chocolate said...

Ah, this is what I'm looking for. Any suggestions on a late lunch, a dunch, as it were?

gail said...

Clinton St. might do you well, but also 'inoteca (very nearby). I LOVE Payard - heavenly pastries/desserts, but they do have sandwiches in the front cafe too. There is also a more upscale restaurant in behind.

Daddy Cakes® said...

Yum! We are going to have to check them out next time we are in town. We use real Maine Blueberries in our Daddy Cakes® Blueberry Bonanza Blast Pancake Mix (which is Just Add Water), but it is always great to have good pancakes.

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