While brunching on Sunday is the norm, this is rarely an option for those required to kick themselves back into routine in preparation for dreadfully early Monday mornings.
When Saturday brunch was confirmed to be a go, I suggested Union Social for obvious reasons.
While the triangles of fresh watermelon definitely aided in mitigating the flavour extremity, the generous amount of maple syrup, in conjunction with the already-sugary toast, overpowered the entire dish. I wish I could commend the addition of caramelized banana slices and crunchy pecan bits, along with the dollop of fluffy vanilla cream, but the other components had already caused the dish to be more decadent than necessary, even for a morning treat.
The Korean Short Rib Tacos was another dish I found rather appealing, and was ordered separately off the non-brunch menu, out of pure curiosity.
The pickled Korean slaw and sesame seeds worked wonders for adding a well-textured contrast to the juicy, tender short rib, much in the same manner as how julienned carrot and radish complimented banh mi sandwiches. These tacos definitely stole the spotlight from the brunch items!
Service was a little slower and less attentive than last time, but nothing to be overly concerned about. (The first visit had essentially been flawless though!)