So what do we do on our first day off since October? We ride, of course! But start the day with a beautiful church service at North Shore Christian Church.
After a healthy dose of spirituality, we got on our bikes and hit some trails (in an undisclosed location for legal reasons). We packed accordingly, and were able to do a quick photoshoot for our newest candle - OFF ROAD - a fragrance blend of pine, laurel, amber, and tree sap with a pop of tonic that's absolutely spring-in-a-candle and happened to be our best-seller this past weekend at our moto boutique.
Then we took the "twistiest" route to the South Shore Dive in Sayville. Although we know it rocks for Tuesday night trivia, we couldn't wait to try their brunch and it did NOT disappoint. We were greeted by one of our favorite bartenders, Peter, then enjoyed some mimosas. But the highlight was truly their delicious and diverse menu. The selection was creative and unique without being over-the-top. Think: a fresh combination of comfort foods.
My Ranchero Benny was perfect - I didn't even need to say "please leave off the onions, or scallions or cilantro" as it wasn't "over seasoned". It was a scrumptious blend of hollandaise sauce, pickled jalapenos, salsa, and feta cheese with a poached egg on an English Muffin. And even the home fries (which I normally hate) didn't taste like a dirty grill - they were lightly browned, not greasy, with a touch of seasoning. This was the perfect brunch for a long awaited "day off".
Clay had the Chicken and Waffle Benny - yes, you read that right - CHICKEN AND WAFFLE BENNY. He described it as "a great blend of savory and sweet." There wasn't an overwhelming amount of food either - just enough chicken and waffle to balance the poached eggs topped with caramelized onions and maple syrup. And he cleaned his plate, so I know he must have loved it.
Where on the North Fork are we getting this type of outstanding brunch? NOWHERE. This cozy, NOT CROWDED joint blew away our expectations and was the perfect distance for a decent ride on the first mild day of the spring riding season. We can't wait to return with more friends and motos soon!