Pig and Khao Launches Brunch: The Hit Dishes

It all started with the chocolate & bacon rice pudding at Pig and Khao: a multi-layered Filipino treat of sticky rice, coconut milk, whole milk, and chocolate, topped with bacon bits. One rice and pork-filled scoop, and I vowed to never let a silly thing like “healthfulness” or “but I’m going out later”  be a concern on the weekends. Why? Because the Thai and Filipino spot Pig and Khao has just launched their weekend brunch, and with a name that translates to “mountains of rice and pig” in Thai, there’s just no time for any thought besides "bring on the bacon."

About Pig and Khao; every forkful at this Lower East Side spot has been crafted by Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen, and everything else – from the décor to the management – is under the care of Fatty Crew Hospitality, the same group behind NY’s Fatty ‘Cue and Fatty Crab. You’re in good hands.

And good hands yield happy bellies at Pig and Khao, where the brunch menu includes hit dishes like a sizzling platter of braised pork head (pictured) with garlic and a just-cracked egg; corned beef hash with raw egg, Thai chili, and cilantro; and the king of the crop – a pan-seared French toast-inspired bread pudding (below) with caramelized bananas baked inside, topped with caramelized plantains and coconut whipped cream.  

And mimosas are bottomless. At $15, you get nonstop, express-delivered glasses of fresh lychee, mango, orange, and watermelon mimosa. And when you couple two hours of those drinks with the sobering effects of pork head and yellow curry noodles, you too can walk out of Pig and Khao a new person, ready to take on the day. Godspeed.

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Pig and Khao

Rumor Has It: Boulton & Watt Is Launching Brunch

When Boulton & Watt opened in the East Village in January, I thought that was good enough; a rustic, yet industrial, sexy spot serving gouda and white cheddar mac & cheese, brick chicken, and a gooey cookie cake? Sold, to the highest bidder. But while dining on their Scotch egg and veggie burger last night, I heard a little rumor… brunch is beginning at Boulton. Weekend brunch.

Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It’s a development that may take several weeks, but nonetheless, brunch will happen at Boulton. Soon. And if it’s anything like their dinners, this brunch is sure to blossom like spring tulips into the city’s best. Poetry…such is Boulton.

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