Editor's Note - A fellow foodie, Hagan Blount of The Wandering Foodie arranged for the meal and I didn't have to pay for it. Ok, now that's out of the way, on with the post.
A while ago, Hagan contacted me with a splendid idea - to accompany him on a meal as he eats his way through New York City for an entire month. He called it the 93 Plates adventure, three meals out in NYC for 30 days. When I met up with Hagan, he said he was only 8lbs heavier than when he started. That alone deserves a plaque. If I ate out every day for a month, nothing would fit anymore. We decided on going to The Smith because Serious Eats:NY reviewed one of their breakfast dishes called The Croaker. We decided to check out what this dish was all about.
The Croaker is a monster of a breakfast dish. It's probably recommended by no cardiologist anywhere. It's got potatoes on the bottom, some onions, bread, gruyere, ham, and two eggs on top. Basically it's heart attack waiting to happen, and it's also something mighty delicious. I guess you could find places that'll give you all these things separately on a plate, but when it's all stacked up, the combination of the tastes is great. You get everything in one bite, and this is not to be missed.
Hagan had the BLT + E. Basically this was a BLT with some thick, smokey bacon and an egg on top. If I could dream up a tasty breakfast sandwich, this probably would come close to it. Obviously at $8, this cost more than your typical breakfast sandwich. Hagan seemed really pleased with his sandwich but he really went gaga over the fries. I have to agree that the fries at The Smith are pretty good.
The breakfast at The Smith definitely leans towards the heavy side. If you want something that really warms you up on a cold winter morning, that'll do it. And if you want to hear what Hagan had to say, check out his post and video at The Wandering Foodie
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