The triumphant return of the Mimosa Report!
Have your weeks passed by as uncertainly as mine have these past few months? No doubt it is because you haven’t had my weekly Mimosa Report to right your ship and reacquaint your sense of time. I felt like a prisoner, stuck in a cell with nothing to mark the passage of days. Well fear not, I am releasing you from that prison!
For our first celebratory Mimosa Report, Dano and I met up with some friends at Mission hot spot Hog and Rocks. As I understand it, my roommate Nic loves this place. I’ve never dined here so my interest was piqued when Letty wanted to meet us there. We didn’t end up eating with our friends because by the time we got to Hog and Rocks they had already received their food. Undaunted we sat on the other side of the spacious and modern restaurant.
As a pescetarian, a restaurant named Hog and Rocks doesn’t sound very appealing. Though if I miss any meat, it’s probably that sweet and dirty hog. The brunch menu was as good as any brunch menu is for people like us, though with a distinct lack of vegetables on any of the entrees. What can you do? The specials were intriguing though and we ordered a grilled cheese with an egg and tomato sauce on top (brilliant!) and a crab omelette. The sandwich was great and the crab omelette was very rich and tasty. But let’s get to what matters. The mimosa.
Lightly pulped orange juice complemented the prosecco nicely and made for a pleasant drink. I could have drank them all morning, which if was trying to get drunk I would have had to. What I’m trying to say is they were heavy on the juice, and light on the sauce. Combine that with the $9 price tag and the fact that they were in tiny champagne flutes and you won’t see me at Hog and Rocks again sipping orange sparkly drinks.
I guess the bottom line here is that Hog and Rocks is tasty yet too expensive. I’ve had enough brunches to spot value, and this place will give you a shock when you receive your bill, given what you had to eat. For those reasons, **