When a beautiful woman asked me to brunch and a movie recently, I had to accept. It’s not often I get such an offer and, after all, how could I say “no” to my wife? We bought our tickets for a noon showing at Mega Box in The Village and headed upstairs to Element Fresh for something brunchish. However, we arrived 2 minutes past 11:00 and thus, breakfast was over. We inquired if we could still order something off the breakfast menu since we were only just a wee bit late and were told the breakfast nosh had all been put away and would take too long to “thaw”. The kind manager did point out that we could still order off the lunch menu. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve got it in my head (and belly) to eat something closer to the breakfast side of brunch, the lunch end just will not do.
Then, I had an epiphany; the Blue Frog around the corner serves breakfast. Most people probably know it for their burgers, but they do have a few breakfast options that are available into the afternoon. I’d eaten at the Blue Frog once before and the meal was not memorable. But somewhere lurking in the inky recesses of my calorie-starved mind, I recalled a friend mentioning that he enjoyed their breakfast plates. So, we headed over and had the whole place to ourselves. The service was, of course, excellent and the Greek Omelet delicious. The experience was a good reminder that you cannot always judge a restaurant based on one visit. I recently had another occasion to eat lunch at the Blue Frog out in Shunyi (I know, I can’t believe it myself that I was all the way out in the burbs) and all of the diners thought the food was good eats.