Recently, I went away on vacation to London and Paris. I saw some sights, caught up with friends and ate and drank my way to happiness. I guess you can say I channeled my inner Anthony Bourdain (aka my hero and the man whose job I want). One of my life goals is to eat breakfast and brunch from all around the world so this June I traveled to London and Paris but this write up will be about my brunch discoveries in London. I did not have as much time in London as I did in Paris so this will not be as long nor will I be assigning ratings to these spots. I would like to showcase two spots that I feel represent the London food scene very well. (more…)
The 411 Bar Marche entered my life many years ago before I began reviewing brunch places. During one of my first trips to New York, there were 4 of us exploring SOHO and we came across this little place. We were there just as they opened the doors so we decided to try it and we loved it. Now, fast forwarding to a couple of years later, a bunch of us were winding down our bender weekend in NYC and we ducked into Bar Marche to see if we could replicate the magic.
The 411 On a recent trip to Boston we went out searching for some brunch spots. One spot was a suggestion from a friend who said we needed to check out Paramount. Apparently, this institution has been serving up morning delights since 1937 – yes, that’s right, 1937. In my books, we call that an institution. What makes Paramount interesting besides the food and it’s history is that they have a system that they advertise quite well where you wait in line and by the time you get to place your order and get your food your spot is available to you to sit down. Even if you are a group of 10, like we were, they make it happen. In fact, their sign even says not to save any spots and that it has been working well since 1937. No joke, we got our table along with everyone else. The only downside to this is that the line up moved slowly and we ended up waiting for 45 minutes but we did get to see our food being made as we waited.