Sunday brunch at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, (on NE 40th Street in the Design District) is divided into six categories: savory, sweets, eggs & things, breads, meats and snacks. The items arrive in small portions to be shared. You can eat light or scarf down fattening, fried and filling food. Sit outside under the umbrellas to enjoy the casual bistro-style atmosphere.
Try the wild salmon-fennel hash for
$9, which is served up with an organic fried egg. The potatoes are
cooked in olive oil and seasoned with fresh turmeric. The wood oven
roasted double yolk egg for $7 is also a hearty choice that is flavored
with roasted tomato, cave aged Gruyere, chives and sourdough crostini.
There are 10 selections on
the sweet menu. Some of the best sellers include the homemade doughnuts
for $4 or the homemade pop-tarts for $5. The doughnuts are sugar coated
and come with popcorn cream or dulce de leche fillings. The
pop tarts are flaky on the outside and stuffed with a hot and gooey
fruit filling. You get one blackberry pop-tart and one yuzu pop-tart.
Yuzus are actually quite uncommon in the United States, so don't worry
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if you have never heard of these before. They are sour citrus fruits
that are about the size of a tangerine and come from Asia. Needless to
say, these pop-tarts are nothing like the favorite breakfast food you
gobbled down as a child.