Eastern Iowa Restaurant Serves Delicious Brunch [PHOTOS]
A few weeks ago, I told you that I am currently on a mission to try a bunch of new restaurants that opened in the Corridor in 2021. Some of the places I've checked off my list include Barrel House in Marion, Cliff's Dive Bar & Grill in Cedar Rapids, the Brass Fountain in Solon, and Alebrije in Iowa City. I shared some photos of the new Mexican brunch restaurant La Casita in January, so I thought you might appreciate a peek into another brunch experience I had at a new place in Cedar Rapids!
Yesterday afternoon, my brunch partner in crime and I decided to hit up Crosby's, a restaurant over by NewBo City Market that officially opened back in December. Crosby's is located at 1028 3rd St SE, which is where the Pig & Porter was before it closed in the summer of 2019. It's owned and operated by the Nanke Group, who owns other restaurants in the area like Midtown Station.
Crosby's is open the rest of the week for lunch and dinner, but on Sundays they serve brunch, so we came in around noon to check it out. We were relieved that it wasn't jam packed inside, because we were starving! We started off by ordering a mimosa and a bloody Mary, plus the Burrata appetizer, because we're obsessed with cheese. It consisted of a "fresh mozzarella ball stuffed with creamy mozzarella, blistered cherry tomatoes, crostini, and sunflower seed pesto," and it was freaking delicious.
For our meals, we both ended up choosing from the breakfast side of the menu. I ordered the garlic cheddar biscuits & gravy, and my friend went with the Crosby Waffles. I definitely could've done a half order of the biscuits & gravy, but the leftovers I had last night were still really good, so I have no regrets.
The food was great, the servers were great, and I've already got my eye on a couple of other menu items, like the Nashville Mac and the Ricotta Strawberry French Toast, so I will definitely be back soon!
Maybe we'll go check another brunch spot off the list next week? If we do, you'll be the first to know!
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