While comfort food's got some seriously great qualities -- reminding you of mom's home cooking, making you feel all warm inside -- it's only doing that so it can kill you. For updated comfort food that'll take a little longer to explode your heart, get to Morgans.
From a chef who teaches at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health in NYC, and has reworked classic comfort dishes via healthier ingredients and methods, Morgans sits in a 1930s family home re-worked as a resto, with dining downstairs (upstairs'll eventually be divied into three big-windowed dining rooms), a big front porch loaded with tables and potted plants, done up all modern with orb-like paper lanterns and a bar made of recycled glass -- so if times get tough, they can get like, 85 cents for it. Breakfast/brunch choices include an organic egg frittata w/ sofrito & chorizo, sauteed briefly and finished in the oven; French toast brioche with a light egg treatment, browned with just a dab of butter, and topped w/ fresh strawberries; and a breakfast wrap with three scrambled organic eggs and a mix of veggies like broccoli, peppers, carrots string beans, and arugula, all flanked by sides like a fresh fruit cup, healthy turkey bacon, or hashed spuds -- poor dog's been easing the pain with the stuff since Bud Light dropped him. Lunch includes starters like grass-fed flank steak salad (dry rubbed, marinated w/ orange and kiwi, grilled, tossed with baby arugula & basil vinaigrette), and sandwiches like pulled pork that's been rubbed, marinated and braised, while entrees include half a free range roast chicken that's been lemon- and herb-basted, a meatloaf sandwich (grass-fed ground beef w/ onions, eggs, fresh bread crumbs, milk, bacon & a tomato glaze), and pan-seared hog snapper that's been sprinkled with oregano, much like Spuds' stash, and man that dude just can't catch a break.
For your consuming thirst, there's wine, beer, red/white/rose sangria, and smoothies like the Health Inspector (mixed greens with celery and ginger), the Mango Paradise (mango, coconut, dates), and the Chunky Monkey, with banana, raw almond butter, cinnamon, honey, and nut milk -- the mom/warm inside jokes are all you.