When I visit restaurants, one thing I try to do is figure out the origin of the restaurant name. Last week’s visit to Farmhaus was easy; they specialize in farm-to-table cuisine, so it’s easy to see where that name originates. Same goes for Truffles. It’s in Ladue, which is a ritzy part of St. Louis. And truffles are known for their high price. So it makes sense.
However, with Half & Half, I couldn’t quite figure out what the name was supposed to mean. It’s a restaurant in Clayton that specializes in brunch. Maybe it’s named Half & Half, because half of the menu is breakfast, and the other half is lunch? Hmm…makes sense to me! Let’s roll with that.
Anyway, while my dad was in town, we decided to check out this curiously named place for some brunch-y goodness.
The interior was very sparse and clean. We visited on a Saturday morning and the place was packed!
The menu at half & half is interesting; there are lots of popular breakfast options, like pancakes, french toast, and oatmeal. However, there are more adventurous options as well. The crispy pork belly stood out especially. I intended on ordering that, but the waiter informed me that they were out of pork belly for the day. It was only 10am!
I went with the Cornbread & Chorizo dish instead.
Good choice, Stephanie! This dish consisted of cornbread, chorizo, two sunny side up eggs, cilantro, and red onion.
The chorizo was delicious. It had the tiniest kick of spice that I loved. You all know how I feel about spicy foods! I love them, and this dish delivered. The eggs were a good addition, but to be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the cornbread at all. It was cold, dense, and quite flavorless.
My dad also made a good choice. He went with the salmon hash:
The dish consisted of two sunny side up eggs, potatoes, chives, and hollandaise. I tried a few bites and fell in love! The creamy hollandaise was the perfect addition to the dish, and provided a richness that was unbelievable. The salmon was flavorful, and the potatoes were perfect! I think I liked his dish more than mine! Dad knows best.
Despite the crowdedness of the restaurant, service was friendly and attentive. Prices were a little steep, but I think the cost was worth it!
Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week!