We had the opportunity to try breakfast at CRAVE West End last weekend.* They just started offering it this month, and let me tell you, we weren’t disappointed!
Currently Markus and I are doing a gluten-free trial, and I asked at the host desk for a gluten-free breakfast menu. They said they didn’t have one, but I had been told that they would have options for me, so I asked my server. He was SO helpful and even went back to talk to the chefs to see which options on the breakfast menu could be made gluten-free (which was quite a few of them). This happened at another restaurant that day, too, so my one hopefully helpful tip to restaurants: Make sure your hosts/hostesses know that even if you don’t have a specific gluten-free menu available, your chefs are able and willing to meet those needs. Otherwise you’ll lose customers simply because of miscommunication! :)
Anja got the S’mores waffles. Um, ice cream and marshmallow for breakfast? Kid heaven! I got the Eggs Benedict without the English muffin. The eggs were perfectly poached, and the hash browns are cheesy and amazing. Markus got the Mashed Potato omelet, which he loved. I was surprised how much of it he ate (but we all took bites to try it). Husband got the Steak and Eggs. He was shocked by the amount of steak he got and the tenderness of it, especially for the price. A success!
Other points: The location is clean, the bathrooms are clean (I’m sometimes surprised at how awful upscale restaurants let their bathrooms get…not the case here), and there are lots of other shops to peruse at West End. You could definitely make a Ladies’ Morning Out of it or do brunch with friends. We will definitely be back, and I see they have a special Mother’s Day brunch coming up, too, so make your reservations now! More “official” info below the pictures.
Kaskaid Hospitality Announces Breakfast At Twin Cities Restaurants
CRAVE West End, UNION Rooftop and Salsa A La Salsa Uptown Feature New Offering
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (April 1, 2015) – Kaskaid Hospitality is launching a new breakfast and brunch program at select restaurants in the Twin Cities. The breakfast and brunch offerings will be available at CRAVE West End, UNION Rooftopand Salsa A La Salsa Uptown starting in spring 2015.
The CRAVE West End breakfast and brunch will launch on Saturday, April 11 with dining available on Saturdays and Sundays between 8am-2pm. CRAVE’s team of five executive chefs created the all-new menu offerings. Signature items include Crab & Shrimp Cake Benedict, Braised Short Rib Hash, and the CRAVE Stack of buttermilk pancakes layered with brandied peaches and apples, and S’mores Waffles. Prior to the CRAVE West End breakfast and brunch program launch, all CRAVE locations in Minnesota will offer an Easter Brunch Buffet on Easter Sunday, April 5 from 9am-3pm.
UNION Rooftop has offered brunch on Sundays from 11am-2pm for just over a year, and recently began offering breakfast starting at 8am. UNION breakfast and brunch menu highlights include bottomless mimosas available on Sundays until 2pm, Portobello Benedict, Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast and UNION’s signature hash browns.
Brunch is now available at the Salsa A La Salsa Uptown location. Breakfast is served Saturdays and Sundays between10am-3pm. Authentic Mexican menu offerings include Chilaquiles, Southwestern Omelet, tortilla casserole, Huevos con Chorizo with home made chorizo, and the Bloody Maria which is a Mexican take on the Bloody Mary.
“We are thrilled to introduce breakfast and brunch to CRAVE West End, UNION Rooftop and Salsa A La Salsa Uptown. Saturday and Sunday mornings are in high demand for great breakfast and brunch options in the Twin Cities, and our restaurants are well-equipped to enter the weekend morning scene,” said Kam Talebi, CEO of Kaskaid Hospitality. “Our teams of chefs have created exceptional breakfast and brunch dishes that we’re really excited to share.”
The breakfast and brunch menus for CRAVE West End, UNION Rooftop and Salsa A La Salsa Uptown are available online through each restaurant’s website. For more information on the CRAVE Easter Brunch, visitcraveamerica.com/grand-easter-brunch-buffet.
*We received a gift card to pay for our meal at CRAVE, but all opinions are my own.