Acme [brunch]

I am usually not awake in time for brunch on weekends, but I made an exception for brunch at Acme with some very special out-of-town visitors. :)  I like the fact that the menu mixed in a few interesting dishes (like beer and bread porridge with salted caramel ice cream) with more traditional brunch fare. We tried the steak and eggs (loved the addition of the capers), pork sandwich (YUM), Danish doughnuts (reminded me of pop-overs), and the bread pudding griddle cake (my favorite dish — it was sweet, crispy, and buttery). Overall, a delicious way to start a Sunday.

Acme: 9 Great Jones Street (at Lafayette)


Steak and sunny-side eggs, roasted potatoes, ramps


Danish doughnuts with dulce du leche and apple dipping sauces


Bread pudding griddle cake with rhubarb and raw maple syrup


Pork sandwich with pickled green tomatoes, fennel, aioli


Acme [brunch]

The Fremont Diner [lunch] (Sonoma, CA)

Driving around on a Sunday morning in search of a brunch spot, we stumbled upon The Fremont Diner in Sonoma. It was very unassuming, with a pick-up truck parked out front and a huge outdoor seating area with picnic benches in the back, where chickens roamed freely. The food was classic, hearty, and fresh. I thoroughly enjoyed my fried catfish and the grilled cheese with fresh mozzarella and summer squash. I also snagged a few bites of the chicken and waffles (outstanding!) and the pork sammie (moist and tender; loved the slaw).

The Fremont Diner: 2698 Fremont Drive, Sonoma, CA


Farm-raised American catfish with corn fritters and coleslaw


American-style waffle, fried chicken, syrup, and vella butter


Sonoma Country pork on ABC bun with Fremont BBQ sauce, coleslaw, pickled fennel, and succotash salad


Grilled fresh mozzarella cheese and mixed summer squash & blossoms with salmorejo

The Fremont Diner [lunch] (Sonoma, CA)