Sunday, August 24, 2008

Nudy's Cafe & irresistible choc-chip pecan pancakes

It has been decided (between myself and my dearest friend) that the best breakfast combination is between an irresistible short stack of chocolate chip pancakes and incredible heaping of fresh slices of bananas. However, our favorite morning-time hang has become uninterested in pleasing our early day urges, so I’ve set out to find another sweet spot who excels at creating this perfect pairing.

A recent visit to Nudy’s Café on Bridge Street (there’s four locations, I believe this one is by far the best) with my plus one has left me giddy to quickly grab my girl pal for an early morning chowdown. Although the menu did not support my addiction to the ‘nana-chip stack, the waitress did recommend the choco-chip and pecan cakes that were sweetly sprinkled with powdered sugar and flawlessly flipped to perfection, shown below.

My plus one, without hesitation, ordered the café’s crab benedict, shown below, which arrived beautifully plated and impressively light and fluffy.

While my morning-munching experience rarely highlights anything besides fatty pastries and feta omelets, a bite into the seafood salad-and-egg layering left me flabbergasted. For me, it takes a specific touch and taste to capture the correct outcome in a mayo salad and Nudy's did just that for their crab concoction. Sided with nothing out of the ordinary -- home fries and asparagus -- the dish could surely stand solo.

I won't deny my love for chocolate-anything, but for future top-of-the-morning munchies, crab benny is now becoming a forerunner.