The place was jumpin’ at 11 a.m. on Saturday – no doubt the result of the Gilt City coupon offered last week, giving diners half off their brunch or lunch purchase, including a pound of luscious, chocolatey babka to boot. The crowd was more Marin than Mission – again, Gilt City – but everyone seemed to be enjoying their hot matzoh ball soup, thick-cut corned beef and pastrami sandwiches on rye, and bagels & lox.
Me and my guy pal ordered the Semitic Breakfast Sandwich: corned beef scramble on house-made rye toast with horseradish sauce and arugula. We also got coffee and our own personal pounds of babka, which we attacked with plastic knives as soon as we got a table.
Yum! Too bad about the crowd, but maybe it’ll local up in the weeks to come as coupons expire.