Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Maimonide of Brooklyn (M.O.B.) 03-16-2013

Location: 525 Atlantic Avenue. BK
Time: 2pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: I have been going to The Brooklyn Flea at Atlantic Terminal almost every Sunday this winter. While they have many great food vendors available, the place is too chaotic for a family brunch. And the bearded lad at the pork stand scares CK with his squeeky pig toy every time.

M.O.B., a gourmet vegetarian restaurant nearby, offers excellent brunch with vegan and gluten-free options. With a fun, whimsical atmosphere, it attracts from young hipsters to aging hipsters with kids or equally grumpy partners. The large communal tables and playful yet modern decor create the sense of "a fun place to be." The DJ and live music are available on weekends, and the outdoor patio opens in the summer.

Nothing is over $12 for brunch, and considering the location and the quality of food, this is a great deal. If you don't care for vegan meat like myself, "Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich" ($12, smoked eggplant, avocado, aioli and tomato with house salad) is a solid choice. The vegetables are fresh, and flavor does not disappoint.

If you want something more unique, "Spicy Yellow Grits from Cayuga Organics" ($12, spicy yellow grits, garlic sauteed kale, pecan smoked shiitake and Japanese sweet potato breakfast "links") is highly recommended. Oh the kale! The sauteed kale has an excellent texture, and the flavor of garlic with the sweetness from the kale lingers.

The "Mob Dog" ($9, carrot and chick pea dog, mustard, ketchup, Brooklyn brine sauerkraut, relish) is definitely one of the better veggie dogs I have had. The bun is excellent, and it received a stamp of approval by CK.

French pressed La Colombe Coffee with almond milk is a nice addition to a Sunday brunch as well as a good selection of beer. And arcade videogame in the back and the king chair by the bathroom--How do you not have fun at this place?! Don't forget to check out the comicbook about M.O.B. that comes with the menu as well.

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