Smack bang in the center of the ever-progressive El Born neighborhood, Picnic is an all-star foodie experience that people just can’t stop talking about. Where Brooklyn chic meets mom-and-pop cafe, it’s a charismatic little joint that’s always jam-packed and ready to deliver kick-ass grub. The owners, Tara, from San Diego and her husband, Jamie, the head chef from Santiago, combine forces to create an out-of-this-world dining experience. Tara charms la sala with warmth and grace while Jamie produces a season-tuned brunch and dinner menu that has both savory and sweet flavors, always leaving your stomach begging for more.
Some of the most treasured brunch dishes are the pancakes served with fresh figs, strawberries, maple syrup and a peanut butter glaze; their classic eggs benedict; or even the crab BLT with a chilled chipotle Bloody Mary, to start the morning off right. For dinner, you can savor a slow-roasted lamb or the braised oxtail with a spiked strawberry lemonade. The highlight of Picnic is undeniably the food but the restaurant’s style, delivery and attentiveness is the icing on their prized homemade dessert cakes.