Monday, February 8, 2010

Blackbird Cafe & Week Menu

Matt loves breakfast out on the weekends. We are funny about breakfast out & become creatures of habit going to the same place over & over again. Our current favorite is right here in our Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood, Blackbird Cafe. Blackbird is one of those great neighborhood places, it's small, friendly, a little quirky & best of all it has an amazing menu. We love their dinner & lunch menus (oh, that Banh Mi!) but their breakfast menu & creative daily specials have quickly become our favorite. Their classic breakfast is wonderful with thick cut toast & tasty sausage or thick-cut bacon. Matt is a fan of the Huevos Colleen O'Brien, basically Huevos Ranchero with housemade chorizo & avocado. But they have really helped me step out of my egg & toast rut with some amazing specials.
Lobster Scramble with Bacon Grits
A couple weeks ago it was Lobster Scramble with Bacon Grits. I could eat those eggs everyday, light fluffy & full of lobster.
#38 - Duck Confit & Pomegranate Pancakes
Yesterday is was Duck Confit & Pomegranate Pancakes topped with Herb Butter. I know this one sounds a little weird but take the saltiness of the, the tartness of the pomegranate & top it with some sweet maple syrup, heavenly! And somehow the pancakes still managed to stay fluffy. They also have their own roast of coffee which is a wonderful pick-me-up. We plan on buying some beans from them to enjoy at home soon.

Blackbird is open for breakfast on Saturdays & Sundays. They don't take reservations & can get a little busy later in the morning. We find when we get their between 8:30 & 9:30 we never have to wait.

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Tortilla Soup - from Rick Bayless

Pot Roast

Ad Hoc Chicken & Dumpling Soup

Beef Soup or Chili

Salmon with Mustard Crumb Crust - from Stacey Snacks

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Beth (jamandcream) said...

those pancakes look so good! We never go out for Breakie - only if we're on holiday. Perhaps I should have a word with hubby

Manisha said...

We go out for breakfast a lot, too! That's D's favorite for eating out. Most of our usual places have closed down over the years. It's great to get the tip!

Sook said...

Oh I haven't been out to breakfast in so long! One of these day, I will have to. :)

George Gaston said...

You know sometimes breakfast just taste better when you have it out. And this cafe sounds like a great place. But your duck pancakes must be incredible.

Your menu for this week sounds great, too.

Hungryinsw said...

Blackbird's brunch is official. Come to think of it, just about everything they do is.

Unplanned Cooking said...

This looks great! Can't believe we've never been there when it's so close to us.

grace said...

bacon grits? duck confit pancakes? be still my heart!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Lobster scramble! Oh wow! I am sceptical about the duck confit pancakes though.

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