The Pure Deliciousness of M.B. Haskett

Not sure if you have visited this place, but I accidentally started liking the place after having Sunday Breakfast there (The Crispin is always cold 🙂 He features different specials, but he makes fantastic crepes, bread pudding French toast and quiche, and MB’s eggs are always poached (the best way to have an egg).

The owner Michael is a trained chef (I forget what prestigious school he went to) but his meals are truly gourmet, and he is a great addition to Downtown.


#1 LJL on 10.13.13 at 3:57 pm

Pictures on this site are like food porn. OH the BACON

#2 rufusx on 10.13.13 at 6:28 pm

Sounds good – will check it out. Thanks.

#3 Detroit Lewis on 10.13.13 at 8:23 pm

I had the Capoche Madame today (toast, sliced ham, pouched eggs with holindaise – basically benedict with toast instead of English Muffin, I also had a Coors with some fresh homade tomato juice.

#4 LJL on 10.14.13 at 7:22 pm

Coors and holindaise. Good lord, do have good taste in anything?

#5 Badbenboyenemy on 10.15.13 at 9:24 am

Thought about checking this place out, until you mentioned Coors.

Obviously you have no taste buds and should consider never eating or drinking again, for the betterment of humanity.

#6 Detroit Lewis on 10.15.13 at 9:31 am

Funny, a friend brought some homemade tomato juice so I had to put it in some kind of light beer, and I chose Coors. I joked that it cut right through the crappy taste. I usually drink Crispin

#7 Badbenboyenemy on 10.15.13 at 10:09 am

Your friend brought homemade tomato juice to a restaurant with the anticipation that terrible beer would be on tap? At least your friend had the foresight to think ahead knowing that only a bitter, rank vegetable (or is it a fruit?) like a tomato could even slightly mask the dreadfulness that is known as Coors.

As Nancy Reagan once said about drinking terrible American beer: “Just say no”

From here on out, I will judge all of your posts knowing that you willingly consumed this swill, and dismiss them accordingly.

Member of the Order of South Dakota Beer Snobs.

#8 skybluesky on 10.15.13 at 2:37 pm

In defense of Haskett’s…there is many more beer/beverage options beyond Coors. DL may have made a poor imbibe choice, however it should be pointed out that Haskett’s offers several rotating bottles of american craft and import beers. Kudo’s on the post…as I believe MB Haskett’s is an often overlooked gem of a traditional deli.

#9 Badbenboyenemy on 10.15.13 at 4:22 pm

Thanks skybluesky. I might have to check this place out now.

#10 Detroit Lewis on 10.15.13 at 9:35 pm

Um, I made a fantastic choice, I chose a POS watery beer that I knew would be over powered by the juice. Besides, I wasn’t going to mix the juice with my precious Crispin.

#11 Badbenboyenemy on 10.16.13 at 9:32 am

There are a few things you can do here to alleviate the situation and save face.

First of all, stop mentioning Crispin cider. Switch to Strongbow because it’s British, expensive and much more exclusive than your current Minnesota brewed cider. That’s one of the first things you’ll need to understand about being a beer snob, even though we’re currently talking about cider.

Secondly, write a formal apology to all of your readers for your culinary indiscretions. Drinking Coors, or even mentioning the fact that you did is a crime against humanity and you should be brought to The Hague and tried.

I firmly believe that if you at least commit yourself to never drinking such liquid abominations ever again, I might consider this blog more noteworthy than infowars.

The choice is yours.

#12 Detroit Lewis on 10.16.13 at 9:41 am

I’m sure Ben you have never drank a cheap beer ever in your life 🙂

#13 Badbenboyenemy on 10.16.13 at 10:24 am

There are a few things to consider. You juxtaposed a restaurant recommendation with the admittance of drinking a Coors, even though it was apparently mixed with rotten vegetables, which totally made it okay. That didn’t make it okay, because you lost any and all credibility right then and there.

Had you omitted this error in judgement, we would have been none the wiser.

Now, had this been a review of the new White Castle store on 41st and Marion (sadly there isn’t one) and you had washed down your gut bombs and a box of nails with a 40ozer St. Ides, that would have been totally acceptable, and I would have applauded your efforts.

Come to think of it, I think White Castle would be better suited in a more central part of town and would be a welcome addition to Sioux Falls, because there are times when a cheap 40oz malt liquor makes sense, from a culinary perspective.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the next day as busy after this consuming combo, because you will be rather occupied.


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