Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LIC Market 11-19-2011

Location: 21-52 44th Dr.
Time: 2pm
People: Effie, RB, CK and myself

Feelings: Effie and we spent a nice fall afternoon in her new neighborhood, LIC. We visited Effie's stunning new place and headed over to LIC Market, the New American restaurant, for some tasty brunch. This cozy restaurant adorns the rather industrial landscape of LIC.

It's been almost three years since I left Astoria/LIC area and moved to Brooklyn. It seems in the past three years, Greenpoint is slowly creeping its way into LIC the same way Williamsburg invaded Greenpoint. Reclaimed wood, communal table, rustic vibe and hipster mustaches--all can be found here as well as inventive New American flavors. The service was friendly, but they were not too comfortable or prepared with the presence of CK, which is often a good indicator that this neighborhood is still up and coming.

Our delightful brunch started with a plateful of scrumptious house breads and pastries. The carrot bread was as moist as a piece of heavenly cake. As I washed it down with a robust cup of coffee, I thought if my brunch were just this piece of carrot bread, I would have been quite happy.

I ordered "Frittata of the Day" ($8, open faced omelet with home fries and toast), which was perfectly executed with the right amount of seasonings. The eggs were smooth, and freshness of vegetables and crispy home fries shined through. RB and Effie's each ordered the "Slow Cooked Pork" ($10 long grain rice and black beans with two fried eggs). The gooey yoke provided a delicious and decadent compliment to the tender pork.

I miss you, dear LIC. If I had the same meal in BoCoCa, this would have cost at least twice as much. I am incredibly envious of the Citi Bank workers nearby although I am not at all envious of what they do for living.


kim said...

I've been addicted to bread (mainly Whole Foods) lately. Why are you showing me more??? ^_^

Yosh. O said...

Oh man LIC market's bread was THE BEST!