Think brunch is boring? Tell that to Robert Phalen, who tops fluffy biscuits with fried chicken and a rich sausage gravy and nestles soft-poached eggs in a bed of curried chickpeas. Housemade cinnamon rolls and cake doughnuts hot from the fryer prime the table. To try it all, order the Chef’s Breakfast, a changing board of hits that comes with a can of Schlitz. 1029 Edgewood Avenue, oneearedstag.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.