Roof at the Wit ("Even their capitalization is pretentious!" Brandy was heard to remark) Our Ladies decided to try their luck with Hub 51, a chic industrial themed restaurant named after its address of 51 W. Hubbard Street. There they met someone very special, the splendiferous Mama Bee, Queen of the honey industry and owner/operator of the world famous Honey Bee Bakery. The three were swept in off the street and given a table right away by a friendly host, given water immediately ("Thank goodness!" coughed a very thirsty Bunny) and presented with menus.
Mama Bee, being an expert in all things sweet, picked the Skinny Cinnamon Pancakes. The dish arrived as a hubcap sized portion, a little under dressed, but bursting with cinnamon flavor from both the cakes and the cinnamon glaze that coated the dish. The consistency of the pancake was somewhat unique, somewhere between a crepe and a dutch pancake. "Reminds me of my English pancakes," Bunny mused. "Needs honey," Mama Bee chirped between chews.
With near perfect service, good pleasing food in humongous portions, and a sophisticated but not unfriendly atmosphere, Hub 51 had Bunny and Brandy leaving in a much better mood than they came in with. The lesson learned this week is that there is no room for empty hype and gimmickry when it comes to a good brunch. Our Ladies would rather have a friendly staff and comforting food over sky high views any day. You can rest assured, dear reader, that the smiles across Our Ladies faces upon exiting Hub 51 were indeed genuine, as was their haste to pull Mama Bee from the restaurant before she had finished asking to see the head chef about adding a "Honey Glazed" section to the menu.
The Short and Sweet Review