A couple of months ago Karla and I decided that the only way to proper celebrate our last long run of half marathon training was to treat ourselves to a delicious brunch. We decided to have our celebratory brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar after stumbling upon a groupon that included an entrée and bottomless mimosas for $15.
Our brunch was set for 11 AM, and after running 11 tough miles that included a strong headwind, almost getting attacked by poodles and aggressive transients on PCH, we were more than ready to get our grub on. And apparently we weren’t the only ones as the line to have brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar was out the door when we got there. Thankfully Karla made reservations and we were seated right away.
The Englishman (who is also training for the Big Sur Half) decided to get things started on the right foot by ordering the “donut of the day” which was a chocolate maple bacon donut.
Since I have such a high standard for donuts (thank you Sidecar), I didn’t end up sampling it but he said it was tasty, however not on the same level as Sidecar’s donuts. Noted.
For my entrée, since the runger (it’s a word I swear) was in full force, I went with the Vegetarian Omelette which came with kale, mushrooms, and truffle oil with a side of roasted potatoes. I also ordered an extra side of avocado and fruit, because why not?
Karla followed suit and ordered the shrimp omelette which I did not try but will seriously consider ordering the next time I have brunch at SeaLegs Wine Bar.
Karla’s boyfriend Jesse got the Chilaquiles, which included braised chicken and a poached egg over tortilla chips. I couldn’t partake because of the corn component, but everyone else raved about them.
I had told the Englishman there was a chicken and waffles dish which he immediately ordered. The verdict was it was good and possibly better than famous Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles which is a pretty high compliment.
The only knock I would give SeaLegs is that the service was a little slow and it looked like dishes were coming out at inconsistent times. I do love the venue and their extensive wine list, so I think I’ll be back for happy hour and some tapas.
We all left brunch feeling pleasantly full and then proceeded to have post run/brunch naps, which is one of the best things about half marathon training.
Thanks Karla and Jesse for being such fabulous brunch companions!