Egg Slut | Dining in Las Vegas

Talk about tasty eats and very satisfying... if you're ever find yourself in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (or just make a trip just because...) EGG SLUT IS A MUST!! Whether you need breakfast, lunch, a cure for a hangover, Egg Slut is your best friend for life. The eggs are light, airy, fluffy and super delicious. They have many sandwiches, but hands down you have to try the Fairfax - cage-free soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun. If you want to try something different and definitely want to be filled up, be sure to try the Slut - cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with slices of baguette. All to die for. 

Food: Fairfax - cage-free soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun | Slut - cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with slices of baguette.
Made by: Egg Slut
Location: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 - inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Helm | Dining in Greenwood Lake, New York

Talk about a hidden gem in upstate New York. The Helm is a fun place for all to enjoy good food, beer and cocktails. There's even a bar for those who want to watch their desired team whilst enjoying a local craft beer. Nothing to write home about on decor but it's a quaint dining room with great lighting and partial view of Greenwood Lake. Specials are always written up during the week and their brunch is definitely one of a kind. The portions are definitely hefty but can be enjoyed by all - it's more fun to go with more than just two people so you can try all their foods. Enjoy their poutine with truffle or Cajun poutine, and their smoked wings which you can get with any of four flavours and they offer They smoke their own meat - in the parking lot! The cocktails are handcrafted and their selection of local beers are many to choose from.  Go for the obnoxious Chicken and Waffles - deep fried chicken, on top of a chorizo patty, which is all on top of a waffle - and to top that off, a fried egg! Insane? We should hope so! It's a fantastic spot to dine, so be sure to spend some time at The Helm!

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Food: Cajun Poutine, Truffle Poutine, Smoked Chicken Wings, Champagne Margarita Cocktail, Corn Biscuits with Chorizo Patties, Chicken and Waffles - Deep fried chicken on a crispy waffle, bacon, chorizo patty, and a fried egg with maple syrup and hot sauce to top it off!
Made by: The Helm
Location: 649 Jersey Ave., Greenwood Lake, New York

Market Table | Dining in NYC

New Yorkers! If you’re looking for a fun, fresh and tasty place for lunch, Market Table is a great spot to hit up in the West Village.  Last October, I visited my family in New York City, and we had a fantastic lunch here. All the ingredients were in season and delicious. It was very much comfort food but with a twist of sophistication. We started with the quinoa hushpuppies, which were very hot to the touch but extremely unique and paired well with a spicy aioli. We all ordered our own dishes. I had the seasonal butternut squash risotto side dish that was being served at the time. As a side dish, it was a great portion and not over cooked, and the flavours were all there. That butternut squash really shined throughout the dish. Others had the cheeseburger, the grilled flatbread with truffle mushrooms and caramelized onions, and lastly the beef carpaccio with alfalfa sprouts and croutons. All very delectable! 

Overall, the restaurant was very accommodating and helpful with making wine and food choices. We enjoyed the large windows that surrounded the room; it was such a delightful experience.
I would definitely go back any day for a superb lunch. I would also love to try their dinner menu!

PS: Their cocktails are very good and at the time they had a special cocktail of the day! Be sure to make reservations as they do get booked up very quickly. Bon Appetit! 

Food: Quinoa Hushpuppies, Cheese Burger, Truffled Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions Flatbread, Butternut Squash Risotto, and the Beef Carpaccio. 
Made by: Market Table
Location: 54 Carmine Street, New York, NY

Ladurée Harrods | Dining in London, England

If you ever have the chance to dine at Ladurée (anywhere) for breakfast, be sure to do so. But by far, the top spot isn’t in Paris from my experience. In London’s infamous department store, Harrods houses La Durée and has been for quite some time. Established in 1862, this tearoom is beautifully lit and filled with macaroons, pastries and wonderful brunch and lunch menus. As you can see, this one morning for breakfast, I had a very delectable eggs benedicte. The hollandaise sauce was gently poured over my two perfectly poached eggs, and the coffee, c’est parfait!

Be sure to treat yourself to a macaroon. They are each made to perfection (and flown in from Paris daily every morning…)

Food: Eggs Benedicte, Café
Made by: Ladurée Harrods, London
Location: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knighstbridge London

The Starving Artist - gotta love them waffles!

Talk about the most variety of waffles I have ever seen on a menu before! Always a line at the busiest times of day (early breakfast to brunch are peak times), but totally worth the wait. I waited a maximum 20 minutes with three other friends so it wasn't too long. The Starving Artist offers savoury and sweet waffles - some made of potato, dill, and just plain old simple breakfast waffles. The Waffle Benny ($9) comes with two poached eggs, a salad on the side (with every waffle menu item) as well as caramelized bacon and everyone's favourite: hollandaise sauce. Breakfast waffles ($11) to Breakfast Bennies consist of two poached eggs but potato waffles (don't worry, bacon included too!) ($11.50). They have unique waffle combinations too like that of the B.L.T. Waffle Sandwich ($9) and it's exactly what it sounds like... they also offer a Tex-Mex Chicken Sandwich ($9) more on the spicy side if you like it that way. IMG_9513

Families are very much welcomed into the small but cosy restaurant. A patio at the front and back of the housed restaurant is offered for the spring/summer time (I presume) and being located in a neighbourhood setting it's a really cool place to get away from the city and enjoy comfort food at its best.

Don't forget dessert! You can have one mini waffle of anything you really want... bananas and strawberries ($3.50), Waffle S'more ($3.50), and even Pineapple Banana Crunch which is a coconut waffle with bananas and pineapples, whipped cream and coconut shreds and peanut chunks ($3.50)... talk about deadly yummy!

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One last thing, don't pay attention to the black board they leave outside at the entrance of the restaurant where it would say that they have specials... a Chili Waffle Dog was written on the board but wasn't offered (apparently it was just on weekdays not weekends and the owners figured the board got washed out by the rain that had fallen the night before...woops)

The Starving Artist really speaks for itself. Prices are really great for the great amount of food you'll receive.