A boozy brunch felt like it was necessary, so Rebekah, Lindsay, and I hit up Crooked Knife (14th Street location, between 7th and 8th) for some mimosas and good convo over the weekend.
There’s a mish mash of furniture at Crooked Knife. There are Victorian couches in the front, burlap covered banquettes in the back, rustic wooden tables throughout, and crazy metalic/mixed pattern wallpaper throughout. It all still pretty much works, especially when you consider they keep the drinks flowing and have a great outdoor space. The cost for 2 hours of bottomless mimosas/bloodies and an entree is $39 – not bad, especially since the portions are ample.
How did it all taste? My fried chicken sandwich was good with a nice spice to the breading. I wish the potatoes were a little crispier, but they had good flavor. Lindsay seemed to enjoy her lobster benedict; same with Rebekah’s salad. I thought the fried mac and cheese trio was just ok. Everything was solid, nothing outstanding, but I’m ok with “ok” when we’re talking bottomless mimosas and a fun atmosphere. As for the mimosas themselves, I thought they were a little weak. Though they put a full bottle in each carafe, the carafes are large so they have to use a lot of oj to finish filling it up. It’s not like I was looking to get wasted (not that I’d complain), more that it was just getting too sweet. On the bright side, the waitresses seemed cool to just top off our carafes without adding quite so much juice once we asked.