Waking up when it’s still dark in the week means that I’m usually stirring far before a socially acceptable time at the weekends too. And as soon as I do, what am I thinking about? You got it. Brunch.
Unfortunately, not too many places are open that early for brunch, but thankfully Korzo, which is in Ryan’s neighborhood in South Slope, Brooklyn, agreed to let us in a little early on Saturday. And I’m glad they did.
Korzo is firmly among our favorites in South Slope – an area that has some great hidden gems. By day, Korzo dishes out beautiful brunches and by night, it’s a smart little bar. In fact, Ryan and I went there on one of our first dates, and I’m still hanging around (partly for him, partly for their mushroom burgers).
As we settled down, I decided to try a Radler, which was a lemonade and a heffe weisse mix – or, if you’re British, a sort of flat shandy. You might think that beer is a little odd for breakfast but 1. Do you know me and 2. It was surprisingly fruity and refreshing. They’ll be even better when the sun’s out.The brunch menu includes their hefty burgers and sandwiches, but their egg dishes, which are largely Eastern European-inspired, are the most interesting. We both went for the mushroom and feta omelette, and of course we didn’t forget Korzo’s gorgeous earthy-but-sweet beet ketchup.
Plates were cleaned and tummies were filled.
Korzo is very consistent and has a creative, filling brunch menu (with great touches like cubed beets in the greens) for a very reasonable price, so if you find yourself looking for somewhere to eat or drink in South Slope, I’d definitely recommend it.
(And I’d also recommend a few places to open a little earlier please.)