A few months ago, my friend Nancy and I received an invitation to attend a pre-opening function at Snooze. The invitation came by way of Meals on Wheels. We were invited to ‘taste test’ the menu for FREE. Free is one of my favorite 4 letter words! Any donations went to Meals on Wheels. The event was rescheduled 3 times, but 3 being a charm, it finally took place. We invited 2 other friends to join us. Now breakfast/brunch is my favorite kind of meal so I was almost delirious when I saw the menu. We started with a platter of 3 different pancakes:
OMG! French Toast
Bread & Cie brioche stuffed with mascarpone then griddled and topped with
vanilla crème, salted caramel, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut. O. M. G.
Sticky Toffee Pudding French Toast
Griddled slices of homemade date bread pudding drizzled with salted toffee sauce then topped with walnut streusel and whipped mascarpone
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
Buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, house-made vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Our signature sweet potato buttermilk pancakes topped with homemade caramel, candied pecans and ginger butter.
After we all shared the pancakes and ooohhhh and aaahhhd (while our eyes rolled to the back of our heads), we ordered breakfast plates from the ‘Flavors from the Hen’ menu:
Snooze Spuds Deluxe
A heaping portion of our hash browns, covered with melted cheddar & jack cheese, scallions plus choice of two fillings – sooo good with an Egg or two!
Ham Benedict III
The classic evolved with our signature English muffin topped with shaved hickory smoked ham, perfectly poached cage free eggs and smoked cheddar hollandaise.
Lox style salmon and cream cheese served over toasted rye and topped with poached cage free eggs, cream cheese hollandaise blended with sun dried tomato and caper relish.
Well, what can I say but that I felt like I had died and gone to brunch heaven.
As for accessibility and décor….being a brand new building, it was very accessible with plenty of accessible parking in the parking garage (and they were all available!). The restaurant is contemporary modern. It seemed small and cramped to me but that’s the trend these days. They have a nice outdoor dining patio but you’ll never find me out there. I didn’t check the restroom for accessibility but it probably is. The wait-staff were all young…the hostess placed Nancy and I at a booth that was open on each end. We looked at each other across the table and just laughed. Known for taking ‘the bull by the horns’, I found a table that would suit our wheelchair needs. The 2 women had just sat down and they were happy to trade tables. What we didn’t know was that they had ordered that platter of pancakes we ate. We thought the server just put it on our table as part of the taste testing…so we ate it….and then…overheard complaining to waitress ‘We never got our pancake platter’, waitress ‘oh it was delivered to the table where you were, I think they ate it’. GULP.
Snooze has 2 locations, both on N and S Lamar. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to go back but plan on a wait. I think as word gets out the people will come and I can already see more than an hour wait.