The Friendly Toast

By grace.g.yang ยท April 25, 2012
Under: American,Brunch,Cheap Eats,My Life,Travels

The day after the wedding, Ken and I went for a run around the town and saw a lot of people waiting outside of The Friendly Toastc:


We walked inside because it looked like a good contender for brunch and saw the kitschy decorations:


And decided to put our names down for brunch. It was going to be a 20 minute wait so we decided to cut our run short, head back to the hotel, pack, and meet Adam and Christine for brunch a bit early. By the time we arrived back at The Friendly Toast it was pretty late (and they had already called our names multiple times) but the hostess seated us right away. The menu has so many choices we were really overwhelmed but we all kind of had an idea of what we wanted to eat based on the items we saw being served at nearby tables.

Christine ordered a fish burrito with fries:


Adam ordered a breakfast burrito with hash browns:


And Ken ordered the Ole Miss breakfast combo:


I was so excited with all the large portions of food that I was photographing and I totally forgot to take a photo of my dish, the Sklarmaggeden.

Christine and Adam liked their burritos but Ken and I were less satisfied with our dishes. My omelette was “built to kill”; it contained bacon, sausage, ham, chili-dusted pecans, cheese, and sour cream. A meatopia (probably not a great choice before a long car ride home) but it was decent without the pecans. The pecans were crunchy at all, actually, very soggy and tasted stale. Ken’s dish came with scrambled eggs, sausage, mango sour cream, and sweet potatoes. A little too heart-attack inducing for all of us (although Ken did try his best to eat as much as possible). The dishes we chose were a little too ambitious, especially after eating surf and turf at Kristen’s wedding and filling up at their raw bar (with even more shrimp cocktail, oysters, and lobster cocktail).

On top of mediocre food, the service was absolutely terrible it was almost laughable. The waitress was really unfriendly (and when I asked her about the specials, she didn’t know them and didn’t want to find out what they were because she said it would have just confused us with choices). Also, it took her about five tries to get our water orders correct and went back and forth to the kitchen another four or five times to get a pad to take on order on. Not great service, not great food, but the portions are large and the decorations are interesting.

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Reader Comments

My favorite is the D.G.G.C or the damn good grilled cheese. There was one in Cambridge, MA near where Kristen and I used to work. The best part of it was a haberno strawberry sauce to dip the sandwich in!

Written By Wai-Sing on April 26th, 2012 @ 3:58 am

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