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Little King
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Ten years ago, Williamsburg was a place I would just hang out in. As of recently I now live there. When moving into any new neighborhood, you have to find your “go to spots”. After my visit to Little King, I believe I have found my first. Now in proper brunching fashion, I went out the night before and had a few cocktails. So that morning, my body was ready for a good meal and drink to help lighten the burden that was my hangover.

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To begin the process there was coffee and the need for a good cocktail. It wouldn’t be brunch without a good beverage and the drink menu has a wide arrange of classics and even a signature hangover Martini.

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Little King offers a few variations on the Bloody Mary. I went for the Maggie which is Mezcal based. The smokiness of the Mezcal was really bold and the chili salt rim was subtle but an effective pairing. What I really enjoyed was that it was perfectly simple. Recently every Bloody Mary has so many garnishes that it feels like a hit and run at a salad bar. Less is more and good to see this is respected here.

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The menu is quite inspired for brunch. Items range from classic to interesting new takes. I opted for the Duck Confit Waffles, which is every bit as good as it sounds. A dense but compact waffle with the confit baked into it that was well accented by ginger butter, fresh sliced scallion and maple syrup. Sweet, decadent and with a ton of brightness from the aromatics  it is one of the most interesting and rewarding dishes I’ve had in a while. I do possibly wish that I had ordered a side of poached egg but this stands strong on it’s own.

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Duck seemed to be the theme of the meal as my companion ordered the Duck Breast Hash. This dish is built upon a bed of crispy potatoes, braised cippolini onions, asparagus, and sunny side eggs. I found this to be a hearty affair. The duck breast was perfectly cooked, rendered and was the star of this hearty bowl. The cippolini onions which were honey braised had a nice sweetness and a familiar play with the potatoes.

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At Little King it seems to be the little touches and accents that make the experience outstanding. One item that I would recommend you order in addition is the Toasted Baguette with butter and house made jam. The jam consisted of summer berries and interestingly had a hint of five spice. It was one of those little things that makes Little King truly memorable.

So if you’re in the market for a new & exciting brunch offering, I implore you to seek out Little King. It truly stands out among the countless spots and will have you wanting to come back for repeat visits. I can’t wait for my next visit and especially to sample their dinner menu.

For more information on Little King, check out their official website.

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