Mother’s Day at Stephanie’s

by Alaina on May 8, 2011 · 9 comments

What a beautiful day for Mother’s today! The weather was sunny, warm and breezy. And my day began with a long run through Harvard Square, along the Charles River and through Inman Square (x2). My day was supposed to be 10 miles, but only about 9 were ran. My legs just felt really tight. I don’t know if it’s because I ran yesterday or not enough stretching. I felt good, my breathing felt good, but the tightness in my legs just made them not want to move. Any stretches that you live by? I just need to be better at my preparations and recoveries for long runs. I’ve only had a couple successful long runs when training for races.

Ok, running rant over!

This afternoon, my parents and grandmother picked me up and we headed into Boston to go to Stephanie’s on Newbury. We were only a few minutes late and even though our table wasn’t ready when we got there, the wait was less than 5 minutes. I found the manager, Michael, and introduced myself (always good to make those connections!)

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When we sat down, we knew we were getting mimosa’s. Until we saw the Executive mimosa: champagne, Grey Goose l’orange vodka, Cointreau and fresh squeezed orange juice served on the rocks.

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Ever since I knew about the brunch at Stephanie’s, I knew about their frittered French toast: creamy combo of cheese and raspberry jam between battered French toast. And I had to try it. I must try it. My parents ordered each it too. The server told us that the servings were large, so getting two would be good to share and then get another entrée to split. I ordered the corned beef and sweet potato hash: with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

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Both dishes were amazing! The hash had such an amazing flavor and I liked that it came with a side salad. The French toast tasted like fried dough with cream cheese and jam in the middle. It was not something that I eat often and it was DEE-licious! My parents and I devoured the dishes and we were pleasantly stuffed when we were done. Smile with tongue out

Then the server came and told us that the meal was being taken care of by the manager. Surprised smile Totally not expected and completely gracious of them. Thank you Michael! We had an amazing brunch!

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day! How did you celebrate?

Stephanie’s on Newbury is located at 190 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

What I do to keep my legs feeling loose and not super tight is using my foam roller. Also helpful are downward dogs (for hamstrings) and warriors/lunges — those both seem to keep my legs feeling loose and somewhat fresh :)

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2 Alaina May 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Thank you Holly! I really need to get a foam roller. I know so many runners that swear by them. And I really think that that is my main problem with running long distances.

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3 MelissaNibbles May 9, 2011 at 4:33 am

I second the foam roller! It’s a pain in the butt, but definitely worth it.

How nice of the manager to comp your meal! I love Stephanie’s their mac & cheese is out of control. I’ve never been there for brunch though.

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4 Michelle May 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

We had a joint Mother’s Day and Bret’s birthday celebration yesterday with a brunch with Bret’s family!

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5 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Free brunch? SCORE!

Are you using a foam roller? Should help the tight legs.

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6 Alaina May 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I’m not and I’m sure that’s my problem. I definitely need to get one!

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7 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

Oh my gosh… that french toast sounds amazing!! My mouth is watering :)

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8 Michelle Collins May 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Great review! My siblings and I made brunch for my mom!

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9 Ameena May 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

What a nice surprise! Breakfast on the house would have made my day for sure! It looks like you had a lovely Mother’s Day. :)

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