Unfortunately, sometimes I don’t get around to sharing a meal on this blog until much later, and in today’s case, MUCH later: I had my birthday brunch at William Hallet in Astoria way back in January 2013. Although it’s a bit dark inside, William Hallet has a cozy pub vibe and is a fun weekend brunch spot.
Luckily, what I ordered is still on the menu and is still worth sharing. “The Rough Night Out” is a half-pound burger on a brioche bun with bacon, onion rings, a crispy poached egg (it looks like an onion ring in the picture), and Vermont white cheddar sauce. Served with huge, homemade French fries, it is a massive dish that would be big for even two people! However, it was my birthday, so I ordered it all for myself.
I had to take the onion rings off the burger to eat it! It was just as ridiculous but delicious as it sounds. The entrees aren’t cheap but they each come with the choice of a bloody Mary, mimosa, or orange juice. They also offer a deal for $15: unlimited bloody Mary’s, mimosas, Schaefer cans and draft beers. Obviously, we opted for the deal.
For this beverage deal, there is a one-hour time limit to drink at the table but you can continue at the bar until 4pm (here’s a picture, right to left, of our friend, Kiyo and me at a ledge right behind the bar, that counts as the bar).