Breakfast for dinner may be one of the most underrated comforts around.

Breakfast for dessert may be even better.

When you venture down to Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, you will almost assuredly find a long line and waiting time on the weekends during brunch hours.  And later for dinner.  But, it is unquestionably worth the wait.

First up for dinner were the fried green tomatoes:  perfectly fried and textured – crispy on the outside with a tangy creaminess inside.

Spicy shrimp over cheese grits was smothered in a creamy creole sauce.  Oh, and it came with more fried green tomatoes.  ‘Cause that’s how we roll here on the edge of goodness.

Crab cakes channel the classic Maryland recipe and come paired with sweet potato fries and coleslaw.  (Excuse the overexposed photo.  We were anxious to eat!)

February was Pancake Month at the Clinton St. Baking Company, and with it comes special concoctions all month long.  These are topped with poached pears, vanilla bean whipped cream and maple butter.  Heaven.

Finally, the famous wild Maine blueberry pancakes.  Lighter, airer and fluffier than your down comforter.  You’ll slather them in the accompanying warm maple butter, and you will wish you could bathe in it every night.

Or, you could just go to the restaurant and order up some.  Breakfast for dessert…try it sometime.  For goodness’ sakes.

Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant, 4 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

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