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Brunch Club: Cookshop

My brunch club visited Cookshop in Chelsea this past weekend.  Cookshop is a popular, bright, bustling spot.  The staff is super friendly, and the vibe is relaxed even though the dining room is full.

I’m not a big fan of alcoholic drinks with my brunch, and Cookshop has a nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks.  We got the ginger lemonade and the lime-jalapeno soda.  The refreshing and pretty ginger-lemonade has fresh ginger, lemon, hibiscus tea and ginger beer.

ginger lemonade

I got the Buttermilk-Sour Cream Pancakes with caramelized bananas and cinnamon-chipotle spiced chocolate sauce.  The pancakes were fluffy, but I found the chocolate sauce a bit too heavy.  Given that it’s spiced with chipotle, a drizzle would’ve sufficed.


A friend of mine got the Cookshop Scramble with caramelized onions, creme fraiche, chives & buttermilk biscuit with applewood bacon.  She enjoyed this very much.


Julie of The Texan New Yorker liked the huevos rancheros–baked eggs, black beans, ranchero sauce, Monterey jack cheese, lime creme fraiche, crispy tortillas and pickled jalapenos.

huevos rancheros

Another friend had the Carolina White Shrimp Salad with mixed lettuces, radishes, shaved carrot, fennel, ruby grapefruit and mustard-citrus dressing.

shrimp salad

We’re having dinner at The Marrow next week.  If anyone is interested in joining us for a future brunch/dinner, drop me a line!

Two for Tuesday: IHOP Pancakes

IHOP has some yummy holiday pancake offerings for Thanksgiving:  pumpkin and carrot cake pancakes.  Pumpkin lovers will love these, as they taste like pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie and are served with a dollop of whipped cream.

pumpkin pancakes

The carrot cake pancakes are good too and are made with the same ingredients as the real thing, including a drizzle of cream cheese frosting.

carrot cake pancakes

Two for Tuesday: Pancakes

This week’s Two for Tuesday showcases two types of pancakes from two cities I visited on a road trip.  Both pancakes use a seasonal fall ingredient:  apple and sweet potato.

The first is an apple pannekoeken from Pannekoeken in downtown Rochester, Minnesota.  A pannekoeken is a Dutch pancake.  And yes, this was as delicious as it looks.


The second are sweet potato pancakes from The Pancake Pantry in Nashville, Tennessee.  Luckily, we went at the right time to avoid the lines that lead to this pancake paradise.  The sweet potato pancakes are their signature, and they are worth the wait.

sweet potato pancakes