A little late. But better late than never.
Brent turned the big 27 towards the end of February. While I like to pretend I don’t want to make a big fuss on my own birthdays, Brent really doesn’t like to make a big fuss. I like to pretend and then make somewhat of a fuss. But he is very uncomplicated and if he wants something on his birthday, I make it happen.
His only request was dinner at a local eatery: Eastwick. And a red velvet cake (light on the frosting)
My parents wanted in on the birthday action so they proposed a breakfast outing followed by a visit with grannie.
If there is one thing I miss about Queens, it’s the close proximity to Kane’s diner. If you didn’t know about Kane’s and walked into it for a quick bite, you wouldn’t think anything of this old timey diner. But really, this place has the best pancakes ever- take that IHOP. This diner is open 24 hrs a day like a good diner should and they don’t just make buttery stacks of pancakes, they make everything. Their menu is a bit overwhelming, especially if you have a hard time making decisions.
The first time I took my mother here, she went for a truck drivers breakfast of eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, toast and homefries. The order came with a stack of pancakes which I encouraged her to try.
She hates pancakes.
She took a bite and there was no going back. Mom still hates pancakes but she LOVES the pancakes at Kane’s diner.
Brent was game for some breakfast pancakes.
Until he saw the ribs.
After asking the waitress if they served ribs at 10 am, she smiled widely and said ABSOLUTELY! And when Brent couldn’t decide on ribs or pancakes he shocked us all.
“Can I have the ribs, with a side of pancakes?”
Birthday boy gets what birthday boy wants. He loved the pancakes and especially loved the ribs.
After our hearty breakfast, we had a great visit with grandma and afterwards, went home for power naps and birthday cake.
Dinner at Eastwick was filled with mac and cheese, short ribs and mashed potatoes. We considered going to the movies after but at 8:45 pm I was feeling really tired (crashing from ALL THE CARBS!). I went to lie down for a quick minute and ended up passing out for the night.
I suspect while I was passed out, there was some major damage done to that birthday cake…