Best Eggs Benedict in NYC

The Best: Sausage Benedict at Five Points

Breakfast Sausage Benedict from Five Points

Breakfast sausage, poached egg, and shrimp hollandaise on top of a cheddar scone.  It seriously does not get much better than this.  Highly recommend Five Points for brunch.

Five Points
31 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012

Disappointing: Johnnycake Benedict at North End Grill

Johnnycake Benedict at North End Grill

Lamb Bacon, Poached Egg, and Chipotle Hollandaise.  This sounded much better than it was.  The johnnycake was too thick, and very dry.  The lamb bacon was was miniscule, and did not contribute to the dish.  The albeit delicious chipotle hollandaise could not not even pull the dish together.

North End Grill
104 North End, New York, NY 10282

Teas' Tea: Golden Oolong

Ito En Teas' Tea - Golden Oolong
Golden Oolong Tea 12-Pack

Description of Oolong Tea:

“The raw leaves are sun-wilted and then bruised, which exposes their juices to the air, so the leaves oxidise and start to turn brown like a cut fruit. They are allowed to oxidise only partially, giving them a rich, floral flavour. The tea is then dried fully; locking in the rich flavors that oolong tea is known to offer. Oolong’s unique drying process creates a tea that has many metabolic stimulating attributes.” [Source]

Tea has now replaced coffee and espresso in my diet.  My favorite variety happens to be the Golden Oolong made by Teas’ Tea.  I order it from Amazon via Amazon Prime, and it ends up being roughly $2.00 per bottle delivered.  Equal to the cost of a cup of coffee, half the cost of an espresso drink.

Reasons I like Golden Oolong:

  • Unsweetened
  • Smooth taste, not bitter
  • 1/3 the caffeine in coffee

Amazon ships boxes of Golden Oolong in packs of 12 bottles.  Shipping is free if you have Amazon Prime, and free if your order is $25 or over.  I’m not sure how long they can afford to keep shipping 15lb boxes of tea, but until they raise the price, I will keep ordering.

Free Starbucks Oatmeal Card in Mail

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Just received a coupon to try oatmeal at Starbucks.  Has the world come full circle?  I saw something about this in one of the stores, and now I guess I’ll have to try it.  If it’s better than the Vivano smoothie, that will not be saying much.

Possibilities for Starbucks oatmeal should include:

  • Adding a shot of espresso to your oatmeal
  • Making the Barista crumble up one of the baked goods to top your Oatmeal
  • Adding a shot of the chocolate syrup to the oatmeal

Will update with a picture when I try it.