Local Eats Coming Soon!

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Some people ask what makes some brunches better than others. When it comes down to it, aren’t we all cooking eggs into an omelet: adding a few vegetables and pairing it with toast… how can someone make it better than another?

I personally think the quality of the food put into the omelet is what sets it apart from another omelet. With the Market Square Farmers Market coming soon, everyone in the Pittsburgh region will have access to locally grown and produced products that will help make everyone’s brunches a little better. By adding fresh fruit into your pastries or locally harvested bread onto your table, your brunch will be one talked about!

Click below to hear more of the Market Square Farmers Market.

Market Square Farmers Market | May 14-October 29 | Every Thursday | 10am-2pm

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Where Art Meets Brunch

What do you do when an art studio has a kitchen and efficient space to feed 20 people, you sell brunch! Studio AM, located in Homestead, is a working art studio, marketing firm, and restaurant ironically. The space was formerly occupied by Smoke BBQ Taqueria, which relocated to Lawrenceville. Now, Studio AM is running full throttle with an amazing brunch spread at a good price.

For this awesome brunch, Studio AM drafted Mr. Morehouse from Caffe Davio in South Side. The brunch is buffet-style with a wide variety of options for every food lover. The buffet includes bacon, sausage, goat cheese and sun-dried tomato stuffed chicken, cheesy potatoes au gratin, green beans and mushrooms, fruit salad, coffee, and juice. The spread also includes one made-to-order item from a specifically-designed menu. Selections could include a western omelet, chocolate and banana pancakes, and the ‘Breakfast Club,’ which is a turkey sandwich with a fried egg.

And don’t forget about dessert! The buffet includes muffins and cupcakes from baker Briana Jackson of Sweet Little Eats. The gourmet muffins and cupcakes are sweet and savory, like strawberry and Nutella muffins and red velvet, Oreo with Kahlua, and bourbon caramel vanilla cupcakes.

What’s even better is that you can get all of this for just $20.00!

Studio AM’s unique decor helps make this place one of its own. There is woodwork throughout the studio as well as couches, stools, a bar, and antique stadium seats.

Brunches: Sunday- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Email studioambrunch@gmail.com; Twitter: @StudioAMpgh

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Biting the Big Apple

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Last weekend I traveled to New York City and of course had to find a good spot for brunch on my short stay. Located on West Houston Street was a bustling restaurant, Jane. With great reviews on Yelp! and a 45 minute wait, it was a definitely something to check out.

Once we were sat, a server welcomed us with warm bread accompanied with strawberry butter. A round of mimosas and were ready to order our appetizer, the pastry basket. The basket included an everything muffin, a glazed donut, chocolate bread, and a cinnamon roll. Simple, yet delicious and filling for a party of 4.

My friends and I ordered our entrees and they turned out better than imagined. I chose the Farm House Popover; scrambled eggs, smoked ham, gruyere, caramelized onions, stuffed inside a warm croissant. My two friends ordered the special, Smoked Salmon Benedict; eggs benedict, smoked salmon, english muffin, rosemary home fries. My other friend chose the Fried Chicken & Waffles; fried chicken, belgian waffle, sunny-up eggs, and black-pepper maple butter.

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The service was great and the food was comforting and savory. It was definitely worth the wait and a must-visit brunch spot in NYC.

Until next time,

So Brunch·y

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History Lesson: The Bey-Guh•L

Bagels: a bread product, originally from Poland. Bagels nowadays are a simple solution to a busy morning, a treat for the office, something special for the family, and ingenious enough to create sandwiches.

Bagels have an interesting history of where they started, and how they came to America. Click the image below to discover more of the history of Bagels.

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