Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Drinks, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Staying “Toasty” in the Snow


Yesterday was a good day; a very solid assortment of food kind of day. Despite the blizzard pummeling the Northeast, Boston was graced with a couple inches to still have the feel of winter without being overwhelming. (Btw, thank GOD Boston was spared. We had enough snow last year to last a decade.) I went to the gym yesterday morning, but was saving my big meal for brunch to go with my roommate and one of my best friends from college. I needed something satisfying, savory and that would hold me until we commenced for brunch. Cue the Basil Sriracha Avocado Toast. We had a successful meal at The Tip Tap Room in Beacon Hill. We sipped on mimosas, Blood Maries (just Perin) & bourbon cocktails (see pictures below). We sampled the Everything Bagel Breakfast Sandwich, the Smoked Cheddar & Corn Griddle Cakes with Bacon Maple Syrup (they tasted like cornbread pancakes — delish) and the Tip Tap Signature Omelet packed with brie, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms (pictured below). Given it was snowing and we wanted to stay warm, I also concocted some Blizzard Sangria. Think a quick and easy cranberry and citrus sangria. To put the icing on the cake, toss in a slice of Ernesto’s Caprese pizza for dinner in the North End. Sounds like a good Saturday, right?

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1 multigrain bagel thin (or bread of choice)
  • 1/4 of a ripe avocado (how to find one here)
  • Sriracha
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, washed


  1. Toast bread of choice.
  2. Mash avocado onto toasted bread. (You can use half an avocado too. I used a fourth to make a snack out of this.)
  3. Drizzle with sriracha to taste and evenly distribute basil leaves.
  4. Enjoy!

Inspired by my Avocado Toast (with sea salt and red pepper flakes).


Blizzard Sangria (pictured below):

  • 1 bottle Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3 cans Grapefruit Spiked Seltzer
  • 3 cans Cranberry Spiked Seltzer
  • 4 c unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • Ice


Basil Sriracha Avocado Toast



The Three Doshas (ginger/lemon infused bourbon, lemon juice, honey & mint) & a Bloody Mary with Spicy Pickles at The Tip Tap Room



The Signature (spicy home fries, an omelet with brie, asparagus & shiitake mushrooms, & toast) at The Tip Tap Room



Blizzard Sangria (red wine, unsweetened cranberry juice Cranberry/Grapefruit Spike Seltzer, fresh orange/lime/lemon juice)

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