The Hungry Monkey

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In my short, but sweet, stay in Newport, RI, I also go to visit neighborhood spot, The Hungry Monkey. And, if nothing else, it’s a pretty adorable name for a restaurant. Luckily, they had more than a cute name to offer.

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? And, well, lunch is pretty important too. Hell, I take all meals pretty seriously. This local, casual restaurant only serves daytime fare, breakfast and lunch, so, make sure to stop by during the day while you can. 

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For breakfast, I kept it simple and ordered the Omelette Your Way with spinach and rye toast (2 Egg omelette with one choice of filling, served with home fries and choice of toast). A simple dish, yes, but delicious. The service is great, the food comes out quickly, and the vibe is really relaxed. My favorite part was the home fries, these things were incredible. Like, some of the best home fries I’ve had. They were spicy, so, tread lightly if you’re not a spice fan, flavorful and cooked perfectly with that crispness on the outside and tender meets softness in the middle. 

The Shorts:
Name: The Hungry Monkey
Location: 124 Broadway, Newport, RI
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. Next time I’m in Newport, I’ll be back, and hitting up their Stuffed Monkey Bread French Toast. 
Would I recommend it? I’d be a monkey’s uncle (or aunt) if you went anywhere else for breakfast. 

 

East Wick

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In a neighborhood where there aren’t a bunch of new and exciting restaurants, East Wick has set up shop in between East Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn. 

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The restaurant itself is simply designed, but filled with grand, custom-made wooden benches by a local artist. And since it’s located on the corner, during the day, the natural light cheerfully floods in from the wrap-around windows. 

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I visited for brunch, and at a more than affordable $14, you get your entree, coffee or tea, and a brunch cocktail. I ordered their Green Omelette (spinach, chives, feta cheese, with roasted potatoes, market greens). The food was delicious. The greens were perfectly dressed with a wonderfully sweet vinaigrette, and the potatoes had a nice crispness to the skin and tender on the inside. The omelette was generous in size and the ingredients were liberally filled inside the eggs, making this a healthy and substantial meal.

The Shorts:
Name: East Wick
Location: 112 Graham Ave, Brooklyn
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, the vibe is relaxed and inviting, and the food was great. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, and I’m sure this is a new and true neighborhood gem now for those who live in the area.