Monday

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

The two words Sunday and Brunch go together like Sunday Brunch.
Aka perfectly.


After hearing raving reviews of Mildred's Temple Kitchen, I decided to finally venture out to Liberty Village to see what the fuss was about.



Arriving at 1:40pm, I was hoping that the wait would be minimal as brunch ends at 3pm on Sundays.
Unfortunately, we still had to wait for 45 minutes. However, as there were many places to explore in the area, the wait did not seem too dreadful.



Walking in, the design of Mildred's was really cute but all I could smell was caramelized onions and coffee. An odd combination, but enough to make my mouth water.



We sat down in one of their side booths, and quickly decided what we wanted to order.



I ordered Veda's Choice.
Mildred's classic poached eggs on a flakey croissant with smoked salmon (or you can get rosemary bacon), topped with BĂ©arnaise sauce and served with mixed greens

J ordered the Big Brunch Skillet.
Pulled pork, roasted onions, black beans, and potato hash with sunny eggs and piri piri salsa

And of course, we could not come to Mildred's without getting Mrs. Biederhof's Legendary Light & Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes!


Look at that brunch spread!



I have to say... I am very glad that I finally tried Mildred's. Everything was absolutely delicious. My concoction was just amazing. My favorite part was poking the poached eggs and watching it spill out.

 The smoked salmon was really fresh and the croissant was indeed flakey and baked perfection.

J's skillet was just the perfect combination of those ingredients and super filling. She could only finish half of it!! I had a taste of the pulled pork and the seasoning was (y).

As for the pancakes, I have nothing bad to say about it except we did not get enough blueberry sauce! It was very fluffy, but not at all light. We were SO full after. Our stomachs were very happy, to say the least.



Thanks for a great (late) start to my day! I can't wait for my next brunch adventure.

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Saturday

Origin Restaurant


Looking for a new place to try near Union Station, I decided to finally check out one of Claudio Aprile's restaurants, Origin.


Unfortunately, we went for dinner so it was really dark inside. With the window walls at the front of the restaurant, I would believe that Origin would look beautiful during the day (for brunch?!).


As we did not make reservations, we were seated at this lovely large table (which we shared with another party).



Their one-page menu was full of many interesting dishes. It seemed like they had a dish for each cuisine possible! So we decided to order a couple appetizers to share, along with our main meal.


 Bufala mozzarella + pear + rosemary oil + pinenuts + honey


 Tostones + guacamole

Crispy calamari + caramelized peanut sauce + pineapple + shredded vegetables


Chicken tostada + poblano mojo + black beans + queso fresco + cilantro


Origin beef burger + avocado + smoked mayo + arugula


Spicy Spanish fries + chorizo + manchego

Overall, we really loved our time here. My favorite dishes were definitely the two appetizers we ordered to share, and my spanish fries!! I had ordered the burger because I was craving avocado (lol I know, who does that) but I didn't taste any so that was sad. The one dish I would 100% recommend would be the tostones and guac. The tostones were nice and warm and just absolutely delicious with the guac. AH just thinking about it makes me crave it.


Can't wait to have a chance to go check out Origin North!

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