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Jeannie: Hey! what’s the deal with decaf; how do they get the caffeine out of there and then where does it go?
Jerry: (weakly) I dunno.
A guy suddenly gets up to leave then falls on the ground.
Jeannie: That’s a shame...
Jerry: (to waitress) I’ll just have a cup of coffee.
Jeannie: (to waitress) Bowl of Corn flakes.
Jerry: More cereals? That’s your third bowl today, you had it for breakfast and lunch.
Jeannie: Hey! So what’s the deal with brunch, I mean that if it’s a combination of breakfast and lunch, how comes there’s no lupper or no linner?
It's true. Why isn't there a "lupper" or a "linner"? Why do we combine breakfast and lunch into a thing and not lunch and dinner? It this because lunch and dinner are too similar? Is this because there aren't lupper/linner drinks as fun as mimosas or bloody marys? Ah, the mysteries of the universe...
Bistro 19 has a great interior vibe with an attention-grabbing feature wall and complimentary accents throughout the intimate setting. A pressed tin ceiling paired with modern lighting fixtures and the natural light from Bistro 19's corner locale windows provide an unobtrusive juxtaposition of aesthetic elements. The long bar peeks over to the dining area with various table sizes from small and medium low-tops to large booths that create a nice atmosphere for any gathering. There's also a television for singles and/or couples who like to sit at the bar and watch something during their meal (much like JTP and myself).
brunch menu in order to create a holistic brunch-y experience.
I prefer lunch items when I go to brunch, so I opted for the Chicken Salad Croissant ($9.5, sun dried tomato, bacon, currants, pecans, tortellini salad). This proved to be an excellent choice. The largely chunked chicken was tender, and the sun dried tomato added flavor that masked any amount of mayonnaise that was used (I HATE tasting mayo); the bacon, currants and pecans added excellent texture to this conglomeration. When paired with a fresh croissant, this sandwich was quite pleasing. The side of cheese tortellini was a nicely sized portion of pasta salad with a light Italian flavor.
As for dinner at Bistro 19, I recommend the following items as my top three favorites: Chilean Sea Bass ($31, horseradish crust, rice wine marinade, oriental vinaigrette, macadamia basmati, Napa slaw), Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck Breast ($22, fig red wine reduction, whipped butternut squash, green beans), and Almond Chicken ($18, almond encrusted, brie cream sauce, risotto, spinach). Trust me, it's all perfectly orchestrated and totally divine. For dessert, I recommend the Bananas Foster Napoleon ($6.5, flaky pastry dough layered with vanilla cream, bananas and caramel sauce) or the Butterscotch Rice Pudding ($6, warmed and served with cinnamon pecan biscotti) with a cup of hot tea. Then I would recommend going home, putting on sweatpants and replaying the meal over and over again as you drift off to sleep from your delicious food coma.
Brunch (3.25 stars, 3.25/4)
Dinner (3.5 stars, 3.5/4)