Sunday Brunch: The Red Cow

Ready for me to blow your brunch-loving mind? Two words, my friends. 

Pancake. Flights. 

That's right. 

Kelsie and I ventured to The Red Cow in Edina a few weeks ago before our bi-weekly A La Mode manicure, and I have to say, the concept of a pancake flight pretty much made brunch all on its own. The execution of a pancake flight? Beyond perfection. Without further ado, let's get to the good stuff. 

Location/Ambiance: 

Meh, you don't go to The Red Cow for the location or the ambiance, although I have to say I'm a sucker for 50th and France. The ambiance was sort of an odd yuppie cowboy sports bar...there was cow print on the walls and a lot of TVs around. Their patio looked cute despite its microscopic size...I'd be interested in trying that if we make a return trip! 

Score: 6/10

Beverage:

We went with the standard mimosa, and I have to say, it made me fairly sad. In my opinion, nothing ruins a perfectly good mimosa quicker than using pulpy orange juice, even if it is fresh-squeezed or whatever. This mimosa was super-pulpy. That said, we still managed to choke down two...and as you can see above, they were generously poured. So maybe it wasn't thaaaat bad...

Score: 5/10

Food:

PANCAKE FLIGHTS. Feast your eyes. 

Three different pancakes: red velvet with peanut butter cream cheese spread and bacon syrup, sweet potato with bacon-maple butter, Guinness caramel and candied pecans, and blueberry sweet cream with almond cookie crumbles. 

I was in HEAVEN. My personal favorite was the sweet potato...perfect combo of savory and sweet. You really couldn't go wrong with any of the three, however, which is what made the "flight" option SO enticing. Other Twin Cities restaurants, take note: I WILL fall in love with you if you offer me a breakfast flight. (I ate less than half and was full, too...so this could be a cute girly split-brunch option for those less ambitious than Kels and I!)

Score: 10/10

To visit The Red Cow for yourself, head here. Otherwise, pick any of the 100+ other locations on my brunch list...and don't hesitate to leave a recommendation!