Roosters. I know, we don’t exactly have a high population here in the Collar City. But take a short drive outside of Downtown Troy, and you will find that the Capital Region has a fair share of farm life. And as soon as that sound comes up…..COCKA DOODLE DO!
So if I’m going to deal with a rooster, it will not be any time near sunrise. Which is why I recently headed up to Mechanicville for a late brunch at The Ugly Rooster. Lets just say my opinion of roosters has done a completely 180.
Open for just over three years, The Ugly Rooster has quite a reputation, hence our 20 minute wait despite a late arrival. But there is no complaining about that, because our meals were well worth it, especially when you consider that Mrs. Average Joe and I left more than stuffed, all for under $20.
What’s great about going with Mrs. Average Joe, is that we order from both sides of the menu. She prefers a healthy meal, while I tend to stick to order a meal that my Dr. probably doesn’t prefer. The Mrs. Ordered Nick’s French Toast, stocked with a variety of fruit, creating a rather colorful plate. I ordered a speciality that included eggs, bacon and gravy. The name is escaping me because my entire body shut down with happiness, see the picture included and you’ll understand.
I can’t wait to go back to The Ugly Rooster and I have a special reason why. Next time, I plan on trying the Colossal Pancake Challenge. Two 12” pancakes, fruit filling, butter, whip cream and syrup……in 20 minutes. The Ugly Rooster recently saw their first winner, and I look forward to joining him and getting my picture on the Wall of Fame.