My very dear friend turned 30 over the weekend and to continue our celebration (we karaoke’d our hearts out on Friday) – we hit up Mr. Rain’s Funhouse in the American Visionary Art Museum for brunch on Sunday.
Before even suggesting this location, I swore that I had seen a TON of vegetarian options here so I didn’t bother to revisit the menu before brunch. I mean – its brunch. There will be waffles and stuff, right?
I don’t want to imply that I had a bad meal – I think I was just caught off guard by the super fancy and unusual brunch menu. I was also surprised that there was only ONE vegetarian brunch menu option. ONE. for brunch.
I liked their centerpieces. They were peacock feathers in this weird metal twisted tube thing.
We kick started our brunch with some drinks. Most of us ordered the classic bloody mary ($9). Just an FYI – there is no clam sauce (yay!) and they use ginger. It was good but I really prefer my bloody mary spicy.
The birthday girl ordered a mimosa ($9) and she liked it.
Jeremy and I both got an order of the curried crepes (seasonal vegetables, bulgur wheat, chevre – $14) since it was the only vegetarian brunch menu item (outside of a salad).
It was REALLY good. However, I prefer (and Jeremy said the same thing) my brunch food to be more breakfast-y.
I don’t remember what anyone else got but I do know that they had kimchi pancakes with the bday gal’s meal. And the pancakes were good! Not as good as from a Korean restaurant (in my opinion) but still good.
I’m not sure if this review seems like a positive one for the place. I thought it was good, just different. It was also a tad pricey. We spent $100 in drinks alone (2 drinks a person)! I’ve always been accustomed to “all you can drink” bloody mary/mimosas at other brunch establishments.
Anywho – after brunch, we popped into the AVAM’s gift shop.
Apparently if you become a member at the AVAM, you get 10% off your meal at Mr. Rain’s Funhouse.
Would I go back? Sure! Was I a little disappointed? Yes, but am I not disappointed about something. I tend to have really high expectations about certain things (like restaurants).