Boston Bloggers Brunch: Lord Hobo

When food bloggers get together, we talk a lot about food.  What we’re currently eating, the last thing we ate, and what we can’t wait to eat next.  It’s not surprising that conversation at a blogger dinner turned to brunch talk.  Breakfast foods are my favorite foods, so I was really excited when fellow Boston bloggers were interested in brunching together.  I was even more excited when Renee offered to plan the first brunch!  She also created the our twitter handle @BostonBrunchers – follow it for information on upcoming Boston blogger brunches!

Our first brunch was at Lord Hobo in Cambridge.  I’d never been to Lord Hobo and when I looked at the website and menu it was clear this place is primarily a bar.  They have an extensive beer selection, but they also have a nice brunch menu.  I knew I’d order scrambled eggs pretty much as soon as Renee announced our brunch location. I didn’t have my usual brunch dilemma: eggs or pancakes – because Lord Hobo doesn’t offer pancakes.  Scrambled eggs are not the most adventurous option on a brunch menu, but every restaurant makes them differently and they’re always different than eggs I make at home.  Probably because restaurants add milk and cream and such, but a little extra weekend calories can’t hurt.  Or can they… My eggs came with fruit, potatoes, toast, and a side.  I asked for extra fruit as my side and to be honest I’m not sure if I got any extra, based on other plates on the table, but there was more than enough food on my plate.

The eggs were pretty good, they weren’t anything special but I enjoyed them.  The fruit was fresh and juicy.  The potatoes were seasoned a lot and were surprisingly spicy.  It was more spice than I expect in a brunch potato but they were really good.  A bite of egg with potato was a perfect combination.  And I always love toast with butter – yes seriously.

Most people enjoyed their meals, but there was a general consensus that the eggs in the pork belly hash were overcooked.

Lord Hobo’s decor made me want to go back at night and experience the bar atmosphere.

The plan is for Boston bloggers to get together for brunch once a month.  I am looking forward to this new tradition, especially after discussing potential future locations!  It’s hard to talk with everyone during a sit-down meal when we’re seated at a long table; I enjoyed chatting with Megan, Alicia, and Kristen and hope to chat with everyone else next time!

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3 Comments

  1. Megan
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM | Permalink

    It was so nice chatting with you too. Poached eggs are so hard for any restaurant to get right, so I don’t fault them much for that. I just wish I could find somewhere reliable for them. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast!

  2. Renee
    Posted September 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

    I was sad we didn’t get to chat at all! Hopefully the next brunch will have a nice big round table! We need to make sure we mix up the seating each time. I don’t think the next brunch will have scrambled eggs though =0)

  3. Daisy
    Posted October 1, 2010 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

    it was so nice see you again! such a fantastic brunch. My eggs were pretty decent in the hash (I had the sunnyside up which is what it came with!) The others traded in the sunnysides for poached and I think that is what was overdone. Boo. Can’t wait until the next one!!!

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