Milkweed – Boston, MA

Last Sunday was pretty darn cold, “freezing your fingers off” cold so I was really looking forward to a nice, warm brunch in good company. Milkweed, located in the Mission Hill area of Boston was this and so much more. From the second I walked in until I left, I felt so welcome in this vibrant little spot.

The same team that brought Dorchester the Blarney Stone brings all their combined experience into this new venture: one of flair and imagination. The menu is extensive but not overwhelming with detailed flavors throughout. The layout of the restaurant itself is so fun, with a bar area in front of where the cooking happens, a bar area facing the windows and then open area seating.

My friend Ani, a downtown boutique owner came along with me to see what Milkweed had to offer and we were both so impressed by the food, the friendliness of the staff and the coziness of the restaurant. While they have a menu ranging from breakfast to dinner we settled on a brunch feel with drinks, food and a little something sweet. 🙂

I was also delighted to meet Holly one of the owners and talk to her a bit. She was so friendly and inviting (as was everyone) its no wonder that only a few months after opening they were packed to the brim. It is so great to see a local business thriving and honestly, I cannot wait until my next meal at this establishment.

So what did we eat? (SO MUCH) but it was so worth it!

Drinks:

First round-

  • Irish Coffee – Jameson Irish whiskey, dark roast coffee, brown sugar, fresh cream, nutmeg –> this was so smooth and so delicious
  • Pomegranate Mimosa – Italian bubbles & pomegranate juice –> incredibly refreshing

Second round-

  • Lookout Farm hard cider –> deep apple flavor and also so refreshing
  • Left Hand milk stout –> rich and flavorful

Mains:

  • Bacon & Avocado Scramble – Hickory smoked bacon, avocado, crimini mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions, blue cheese crumble –> Who can go wrong with the creamy texture of avocado and the richness of mushrooms, bacon and blue cheese. YUM
  • Shakshuka – Chunky tomato sauce, homemade meatballs, pickled peppers, feta cheese, two eggs, challah bread–> I could have eaten this every day for a week. The flavor was rich, it was a bit spicy and the challah bread was the perfect bread to dip into that savory sauce

Sweet Treat:

  • Lucky Charm Pancakes–> These pancakes were perfectly cooked, with lucky charms cooked into the pancakes. The butter on top was really delicious and the syrup was the perfect end to this treat

I hope you take in all the pictures below and go on a little adventure to their wonderful spot. You won’t regret it!

Irish Coffee & Pomegranate Mimosa ( and my new cards 🙂

Bacon & Avocado Scramble

Filled to the brim with avocado & bacon

Lucky Charms Pancakes

YUMMY- I felt like a kid again

Shakshuka

The maven doing her thing 🙂

Second round of drinks

Holly, one of the owners & I

Such a treat to visit with my girl and meet these delightful people!

Goodbye Milkweed, thanks for having me!

 

 

Living it up,

Life as a Maven

 

*All opinions are my own as always 🙂

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