When I brought up the suggestion of brunch for the first time in a while, I was once again confronted with the pain of the planning process. I was reluctant to choose a destination for such fare, as the fear of burning another hole in my wallet for lacklustre food and mediocre service remained.
When inquired about the spiciness level of the bacon and jalapeno waffle, she candidly confessed that she hadn't tasted the item firsthand and therefore could not comment. At this point, the option of having the questionable peppers on the side was offered to me, so I accepted with much glee. We settled for the bestsellers, as first-timers and all.
The bathrooms, which were located at the foot of a flight of creaky wooden stairs, were on the smaller side and retained little to no decorative elements. Standard commercial-grade pink soap found its way near the faucets, much to the displeasure of my already parched hands.
Not to be overlooked were the poached eggs, which donned a Hollandaise sauce of thinner viscosity than most establishments. This reduced thickness lent a vinegar-infused creaminess to the dish without the satiating aftereffects of consumption. The casing of the eggs was paper thin, and a consistent stream of runny yolk flowed magically from within following the quick slice of a knife.
I do not believe I've ever tasted a better Eggs Benedict, and that is quite a hefty statement from a pancake- and waffle-lover.
In contrast to the microscopic portion of poulet at The Dirty Bird, Kravingz satisfied the desire for crunch with a gigantic serving of drumsticks. The coating tasted of a no-frills salt-and-pepper blend, although a lack of seasonings was nowhere to be seen. Likely deep-fried twice for guaranteed results, the chicken offered unlimited texture on the outside and just-cooked, plump flesh at the interior. Coleslaw was another great element of the dish, as it not only served as a mild palate cleanser but a gentle reminder that vegetables were also being consumed in conjunction with the indulgent feast.
My recommendation is to arrive early, since the self-proclaimed cultural eatery only operates until 4 PM!