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The Monte Christo at Paulie Gee's Brunch? Absolutely Craveworthy

UPDATE: Paulie Gee's is no longer offering brunch service.

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[Photograph: Adam Kuban]

The last thing I wanted for brunch yesterday was more pizza. I spent all day Saturday prepping for, cooking, and cleaning up a nine-pie pizza bridal shower.* But ... but ...

The Monte Christo pizza ($15) at Paulie Gee's new brunch service is outrageously good. Just when I thought I didn't want to eat another bite of the crusty, saucey, cheesy stuff for at least another week, this amazing combination of salty-sweet, crisp-chewy pizza awesomeness pulled me right back in. Made with mild gouda, ham, and a drizzle of maple syrup, it really is reminiscent of the sandwich it's named for.

Paulie Gee's started Sunday brunch service yesterday. It's on Sundays and only on Sundays — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations, no takeout.

I've got to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of egg pizzas. So you'll rarely find me at a pizza brunch. But this? This, my friends, is a brunch pizza that has me looking forward to next Sunday already.

* More on that when I finish editing my photos from Saturday.

UPDATE: PAULIE GEE'S IS NO LONGER SERVING BRUNCH.

Paulie Gee's Brunch Menu

All Prices Include Sales Tax

Salads

The Gates of Eden
Seasonal Greens, Gorgonzola, House Candied Walnuts, Red Onions, Dried Bing Cherries, Bosc Pear and Red Wine Vinaigrette
9

The Cheek Corea
Chick Peas, Pasta, Escarole, Sliced Red Onion, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and Oven Crisped Berkshire Guanciale
8

Brunch Pizza

Smoked Salmon - Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Capers and Dill Weed Garnish
16

Sunnyside - Fior di Latte, Sunnyside Eggs, Parmigiano Reggiano, Fresh Milled Black Pepper, Fresh Basil and your choice of Berkshire Guanciale, Speck or Pancetta
17

Baconmarmalade An Egg - Fior di Latte, Spicy Baconmarmalade, Sunny Side Eggs and Sliced Red Onion
www.baconmarmalade.com
16

Great EggSpecktations - Fior di Latte, Italian Tomatoes, Speck, Sunny Side Eggs and Pecorino Romano
16

Monte Christo - Mild Gouda, Ham and a Maple Syrup Drizzle
15

Benedict - Fior di Latte, Sunny Side Eggs, Canadian Bacon and a Hollandaise Drizzle
17

Florentine - Fior di Latte, Sautéed Spinach, Sliced Mushrooms and a Hollandaise Drizzle
16

Regina -Fior di Latte, Italian Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, Olive Oil and Fresh Basil
13

Greenpointer -Fior di Latte, Baby Arugula, Olive Oil, Fresh Lemon Juice and Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
15

Vegan Pizza

Simply Red - Italian Tomatoes
10
Add Any of the Following - 2 Each:
House Made Vegan Sausage, Daiya Vegan Cheese, Sliced Red Onion, Baby Arugula, Sliced Mushrooms
Add Any of the Following - 1 Each:
Mild Aleppo Chili Oil, Chopped Fresh Garlic, Fresh Basil

Red, White and Greenpeace - Baby Arugula, Olive Oil and Post Oven House Pickled Red Onions
14

Vegan Greenpointer - Baby Arugula, Olive Oil and Post Oven Fresh Lemon Juice
14

Daiya Cheese on White Pies Add 4

Red, White And Greenberg - Fior di Latte, Berkshire Guanciale, House Pickled Red Onions and a Baby Arugula Garnish
16

Dessert

Ricotta Be Kiddin' Me Pizza
Fresh Ricotta Dollops over your choice of Orange Marmalade, Nutella or Orange Blossom Honey
Small 7 Large 10

Nutella® Pizza
With Sliced Bosc Pear, Banana or seasonal fruit
Small 7 Large 10

Today's Featured Ovenly® Dessert - Check with your server
7

Ovenly® Salty Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 for 5

Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Cream - Check with your server
8

Beverages

See our Wine and Beer list for wines, local craft beers on tap & Bottled Specialty Beers

Bloody Samurai - Tomato Juice Blended With Juice From Our Secretly Sourced Italian Tomatoes, Lime Juice, Horseradish, Worcestershire, Hot Sauce, Celery Salt and Sake
7

Mimosa - Orange Juice and Prosecco
7

Pink Mimosa - Pink Grapefruit Juice and Prosecco
7

Michelada - Beer, Clamato, Lime Juice, Worcestershire, Hot Sauce, Pepper and Salt
7

Quinta do Noval Tawny Port
7

Orange, Grapefruit or Tomato Juice
3

Locally Roasted Oslo® Coffee
2

Organic Earl Grey, Green or Orange Spiced Black Tea
2

Dr. Brown's®
Coke® & Diet Coke®
Canada Dry Ginger Ale®
2

Manhattan Special®
Diet Manhattan Special®
Mexican Coke®
3

Saratoga Natural Sparkling & Spring Water
3/7

Paulie Gee's

60 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222 (Franklin/West; map)
347-987-3747; pauliegee.com

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