brunching with the best of them

This post is a hot minute overdue, but let’s be honest. When my kids got sick and everything went haywire, life took precedent, and rightfully so. But today, I wanted to highlight my new favorite brunch spot here in northern NY because I swear I’m having dreams about those dishes, and I seriously can’t wait to go back and bring Ryan.

The weekend of the 18.12 Challenge, my mother came to town to watch the boys, and we headed out to Sackets Harbor for race packet pickup. We knew it would be a busy morning getting our packets at 11 AM, so we decided to try out one of the more renown brunch hotspots here in the Fort Drum area, Tin Pan Galley. I’d heard that the wait times could be excessive, so we decided to leave home around 8:45, guaranteeing we’d be there shortly after it opened – and we were. The wait time was already 45 minutes though, so we took a peek around (read: we walked for 45 minutes to make room for all the foods.)

You guys, it was totally worth the wait. Now, you might remember that I recently said my favorite brunch was at Tug Hill Vineyards, and I’ll admit, their Bloody Mary was bomb. This one though? It totally trumped it (minus the blue cheese olive…I missed that.) The food was delicious and well worth the wait. Both boys at blueberry pancakes, and I got their BLT Benedict special with avocado, and it was divine. Also, I’m picky about my coffee, and theirs was great, and they weren’t shy on the refills, which was perfect. 

If you’re ever in northern NY and looking for a spot to brunch, seriously, Tin Pan Galley doesn’t disappoint. Be ready to wait, but trust me when I say that the goods are well worth every salivating second of that wait.