Work For Us Partners Dine For Less
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Craigie on Main

We were invited to brunch at Craigie on Main, sister restaurant to Kirkland Tap & Trotter. Award-winning Chef Tony Maws fuels the rustic-French inspired menu with delicious local and seasonal ingredients. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and we almost felt like we were about to partake in an afternoon tea party. We started with the carrot coffee cake and the Craigie homemade donut. The carrot cake is subtly sweet with nutmeg-y punch, a perfect way to kick off an early fall brunch. The Cragie donut is an old fashioned style donut smothered in a cajeta glaze (think Mexican salted caramel, ole!), crispy on the outside but soft and doughy on the inside--definitely our favorite part of brunch. For our entrees (ranging from $16-$18) we indulged in the Cranberry Pecan French Toast and the Roasted Heritage Pork Shoulder with Fried Eggs. The slices of pecan cranberry toast were coated in a corn-flake-esque crust and grilled to perfection: crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. The French toast comes with macerated peaches and blackberries with a refreshing creme fraiche on top. The roasted pork shoulder and fried eggs is served with a sundried tomato-red pepper sauce that gives the dish a slight kick. The fried eggs are cooked perfectly runny and pair nicely with the red sauce. The pork shoulder is delicious, even if our first bite was a little tough. The side of coffee-cured bacon was devoured almost instantly. Cooked to be not too crunchy but not too soft, the bacon is deliciously smoky. Portion sizes are just right, but we’d recommend one appetizer or one side to pair with the entrees to be able to taste all the treats Craigie has to offer. Morning libations aplenty, there is also a variety of teas and coffees.

Katie Broecker