Review: Pounds & Ounces

I’ve been chanting the following three phrases like a poem for the past few weeks: red velvet pancakes, peanut butter waffles, nuttella french toast. red velvet pancakes, peanut butter waffles, nuttella french toast. 

What do these absolutely magical sounding words have to do with each other? They’re all served for brunch at Pounds & Ounces in Chelsea. I had a friend visiting for the weekend and instead of going for a place I knew, I couldn’t resist- we made our way to 8th ave last Saturday. They open at noon, and we were one of the first ones in the (very art deco looking) place.

We ordered the Red Velvet Pancakes and Peanut Butter Waffles to split in half, with a side of bacon for  her and a coffee for me. Even the coffee was great. The pancakes weren’t overwhelmingly sweet- but I also didn’t try to eat a whole order- and the waffle was crispy, just the way I like them.

Just try to stop thinking about Pounds & Ounces now.  red velvet pancakes, peanut butter waffles, nuttella french toast….


Coney Island

This post isn’t about breakfast or watercolor, but just a few photos from my weekend. I finally made it out to Coney Island, which has been on my city to-do list for over a year (since I moved here, really). It was slightly overcast but kind of perfect. We had lunch on the boardwalk from Nathan’s and walked in the surprisingly warm water. Its fun to think about what Coney Island used to be like and so hard to imagine that a shore like this is so close to the city.




I’m hoping to paint something from the day – which is the exact reason why I started this blog and want to get better- so there is that I suppose. Have you ever been to Coney Island?