Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to Take a Sandwich Home

Last month, I was in Arlington, Virginia to meet a friend for brunch. Good brunch makes me happy, seeing a friend who I haven't seen in years makes me happier. I was lucky enough to be able to combine the 2.

We went to a nearby restaurant, Harry's Tap Room. My friend has a deep interest in food and she is very concentrated on the aspects of sustainability, local produce, subsidies and the economy of farming. She took me to a restaurant that has not only delicious food, but the food is also local and hormone free, if not organic. These are all ideas that I think are worth supporting, but I still have the notion that these foods are pricey and full of extra-fiber. Not the case at Harry's. The prices are good and neither the food nor interior of the restaurant suggest that anything is green about the place.

Aware of the fact that I am not a professional cook & do not live anywhere near Maryland, I was delighted when I recently saw frozen Chesapeake Bay crabcakes in the supermarket. I got some English Muffins, made a Hollandaise sauce & poached some eggs. All in all, a really good start for breakfast. Had I made some hashbrowns & a fruit salad, it would have been a really good brunch.


The Little Teochew said...

I am a "hearty breakfast" person :) You would have put a wide grin on my face with that delectable sandwich. Worth waking up for!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Sounds good to me - but I'd like to have this lunch > dinner. :)

Erica said...

Sounds perfect to me :)

taste traveller said...

LT: if ever you're here, it'd be my pleasure to help you get rid of jet-lag with it! :-)

Murasaki: I'll be honest - it was close to 12, otherwise I would have made hashbrowns too.

Erica: Gracias!

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