This weekend, with friends in town, I decided to go out on a limb, and try a new brunch place. Sometimes an unheard of thing to test out with out of town company; what if this new place sucks, why wouldn’t you go somewhere tried and true?. But I thought in place of the typical, trendy Jane, or go-to Essex we would try something different; something off the beaten path but with enough reason and buzz to go visit. After briefly perusing Open Table I decided a Edi and The Wolf brunch would be on the Saturday agenda. The Austrian spot looked cute, with plenty of acclaim to peak my curiosity. Edi Frauneder, of the more formal Seäsonal in Midtown is behind the lower east side restaurant on 7th and Avenue C.
Unassuming from the outside, the inside, consists of a small room of long wooden tables rustic in nature and decked with jars and cool lighting. In the back, the bar boasts a nautical theme; large ropes hanging and intertwined about. I can imagine this to be quite a sight in the evening, but since it was 11:30 am, and we were the first diners there, it was more cozy then anything else.
The must have on the menu that I had already decided upon, when first picking the place to begin with, were the caramelized pancake bits with cinnamon sugar and grapefruit, or KAISERSCHMARRN. And they did not disappoint. Though you can’t eat more then a few without going into a sugar coma, 3 bites is certainly enough to satiate any sweet tooth, Austrian or otherwise.
A scrumptious brunch included Wolf Burgers, and scrambled eggs with pumpkin seed oil…From Ediandthewolf.com – click for more