OK, I’m back for real this time. No more week-long breaks. I apologize for my neglect, but I have a good excuse! You see, today I completed my master’s program. So the last week has been over-the-top crazy for me (especially when you add on that full-time job thing I have, plus my freelance writing, plus piano practice for a church Christmas program, etc.). So I’m feeling pretty good about being done with school. And I would now like to sprawl out on my couch and not move for several days.
But I will get back to blogging. I haven’t been diligent about my daily dollar finds, but I do still have a few New York deals to share. So, let’s go back in time…
One of my most favorite days of the year is Small Business Saturday, which is a magical annual event that falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday (there are no deals I’d wait in long lines for or fight crowds for), but I sure love SBS. The whole thing was started two years ago by American Express, and the purpose is, obviously, to support small businesses. All you do is register your Amex on the SBS website, and then spend at least $25 at a small business on that Saturday. And then American Express credits your card with $25! So basically, you get $25 of free anything. What could be better?
To kick the morning off right, Tim and I brunched at Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn. I eat Eggs Benedict on about an every-other-month basis (I just can’t help ordering it every place we go) and Buttermilk’s is the best I know. Technically, theirs is called Eggs Huntington, but you get the idea. The eggs are perfectly poached every time, and the buttermilk biscuits beneath the eggs are just wonderful. I also appreciate that they use a super thin prosciutto-like ham. And how can you ever go wrong with hollandaise sauce? I’d drink the stuff by the glass if I didn’t think it would give me a heart attack on the spot.
Tim tried the fried pork chop with cheddar waffles and maple syrup, and liked it quite a lot. Other favorites there are the pecan pie french toast, the fluffiest ever buttermilk pancakes, and the apple/bacon/cheddar grilled cheese. But best of all is getting $25 worth of delicious food for free. I love Small Business Saturday.