3940 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Ending a wedding weekend full of fun in Mission Bay, of course we end it with nice fatty fat breakfast at Snooze! Way to load ourselves food coma inducing food right before a long drive back home.
Snooze Spuds Deluxe – Crispy hash brown loaded with cheese your choice of protein, and in my case, bacon!
Corned Beef Hash – This is of the REAL meat version. My peasant standards did not like it. Give me the pulverized fake meat!
In a town of fancy foods and celebrity chefs, eat. brings it back to simple food. The biscuits brought me back to my imaginary biscuit baking grandma’s kitchen with perfectly sweet berries. This was a mop it up and lick up the sauce moment, but I held back to not embarrass my husband. Though my truffled egg sandwich had the often fancy ingredient at high priced restaurants, this sandwich just brought it back to the roots, simple ingredients made well – fluffy eggs with just the right amount of truffle essence with thick cut bacon in between oh-so-amazing cloud-like pieces of ciabatta bread. Despite often being a fan of potatoes cut to smithereens and then deep fried to an unrecognizable state, I even ate all the big hunks of real pan fried potatoes.
2400 N Buffalo Dr, Ste 145
Las Vegas, NV 89128
[Update 7/15/2014: Now have been renamed to Babystacks Cafe for the past few years, probably due to conflict of name with another Babycakes. Also, they have another convenient location in the southwest on Buffalo near Flamingo.]
If breakfast places had a hierarchy, then Babycakes is the ruler of them all! They rule in the realm of salty and sweet. All other places bow down to the new cool kid on the block: Babycakes Cafe!
Easy enough to find in the Northeast corner of Buffalo and Smoke Ranch, there was not one moment where I was not impressed. The ladies serving were all incredibly sweet and service was top notch.
– The fiancé ordered corned beef hash and eggs which comes with crispy nuggets of happiness (hash browns). The corned beef hash had the reminiscent lingering taste of childhood memories associated with the canned deliciousness that is corned beef hash. mmmmm comforting canned food….
– Chicken Adobo Fried Rice. Anyone who’s had chicken adobo knows that it is one bomb filipino dish. Add that into fried rice, even better! Wrap that into a fluffy egg wrap. Mind blowing! The fried rice inside consisted of shredded flavorful adobo chicken and super greasy (not a bad thing in my mind). Add a touch of siracha, I fell in love at the first bite.
– Red Velvet Pancakes. Holy moly baloney! This is the best breakfast marriage ever! Red velvet cake is awesome by itself, and making into pancake form kicks its deiiciousness to unbelievable levels! The texture of the pancake itself had a very slight crispiness on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. Add in a healthy dollop of whipped cream and chocolate bits on top, I don’t even think I needed to use the cream cheese syrup at all. Sweet sweet pancake bliss……… mmmmm
Conclusion: Babycakes, you are the ruler of my breakfast world. Beep Beep Beep Beep Beep. Count ’em 5 beepz.
The Maple Tree
6000 W. Spring Mountain Rd. (near Jones)
Las Vegas NV
Two words. Fried bread. I think that was the best thing to come out of The Maple Tree. The ooey gooey sweet syrup and the warm and chewy bread hit the spot.
The other stuff was pretty alright, too.
1. The New England Benny– (Two Crab Cakes, served on English muffin
halves, topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served
with country potatoes). Crab cakes for breakfast?! Hellz yea.
2. Country Fried Steak and Eggs-(Tenderized sirloin steak, hand breaded and pan fried, served with our country gravy), salty and crunchy with some nice grravy.
3. French toast with peanut butter and banana off menu – I actually didn’t try this fatty concoction, but my friend really enjoyed it. It’s off menu, so it must be pretty awesome. =)
4. Corned Beef Hash – Last but not least, I had the corned beef hash, extra crispy. It’s definitely not the best that I’ve had, but I enjoyed the gritty very finely chopped texture. Could be crispier.
Conclusion: I love fried bread. mmm mmm. 3/5 beeps!
Duo at Four Seasons
3900 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
Hanging around the Wailea area, my brother and his wife suggested our last
meal be at Duo for breakfast. Being at the Four Seasons, I actually
had some higher expectations.
1. Veggie frittatas – I found this quite appetizing after all the
greasy food that we were eating in the last few days. The imbedded
veggies did not cause the frittata to be soggy, and the fresh baby
spinach on top added a nice earthy crunch.
2. Skillet breakfast- the ratio of veggies to egg was also optimal.
It was not soggy and the portuguese sausage was juicy and
3. Corned beef hash – had great flavor but i forgot to ask for well
done. So, it was not as crispy as I would like it to be.
4. Complimentary smoothy of mango, pineapple, Ginger and spinach –
this sounded really diferent and may also sound disgusting but it was
very pleasant and refreshing!
Conclusion: The items are well done but minus points for being
pricey, and probably the most expensive breakfast that I’ve ever paid for. I admit, though, that it is the trade off for being in a resort area and major plus side is that there is a fantastic view of the ocean in a calm, relaxing environment. 3.75/5 beeperoos.
Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs
6300 Mae Ann Ave
Reno NV 89523
With a name like that, how can you not have amazing breakfast food. I chose the “homemade” corned beef hash and eggs. I have no idea why homemade was in quotes, but I do know that I fell in love with it. I love corned beef hash when it is super crispy and finely chopped and it was made to that exact specification. Crispy in almost every bite with no hint of sogginess that I get at some other breakfast places (see the close up of crispiness!).
Conclusion: Its a bold statement but Peg’s made the best corned beef hash that I’ve had yet. (Keep in mind that I like them in a specific way – crispy crispy salty salty.) I suppose that I can try the other bfast dishes also, but I’m already in heaven with my favorite hash made exactly the way I like!! 🙂 5/5 Beeps! (Even beats my previous corned beef hash winner, Paul’s Country Kitchen experience in Placentia, CA)
Tip: There are two locations in Reno so if you can’t make it to the downtown location and find parking, go to the Mae Ann location for easy parking in the ‘burbs.
What do I try? The corned beef hash of course! At this place, you have an option of the real stuff or the canned stuff. Gimme the bad stuff – totally canned and totally loaded with salt. Visually,it looked amazing. As I took my first bite, I thought it was pretty good – crispy, crunchy and salty! As I dug deeper though, I was disappointed. Only the edges were crispy and the rest was a big pile of sogginess. I don’t know about you guys, but I like my corned beef hash crispy (a la the Coffee Cup in Boulder City). BUT BUT BUT! The Works Potatoes are mighty tasty! Oh the flavor crystals! Picture the Red Robin seasoning coating the small lil’ square of crispy potato completely. Yup yup. THE FLAVOR CRYSTALS!
Conclusion: I’d go back for the potatoes, but no corned beef hash for me here.
update: 03.28.2010 – indeed, the Works Potatoes still mighty tasty. mmm mmm…
The Coffee Cup Cafe
512 Nevada Way
Boulder City NV 89005
After foodie, B spied this restaurant while watching Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, we all decided to make the trek out to the boon docks. oh boy was it worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. Fresh baked cinnamon roll in all it’s ooey gooey glory
2. I had the Downtown Omelette filled with crispy bits of bacon, oodles of cheese, onions and tomatoes and topped with more ooey gooey cheese. My other two peeps got the pork chile verde omelette, and that was tasty, too! (check out www.flickr.com/photos/benyeh2 for the chili verde omelette pic.) See the close up of the cheese oozing out of it.
3. Went all out and got WHITE toast… see the butter glistening?!
4. Here’s what was the best of the meal! My test of every breakfast place: CORNED BEEF HASH. OMG! It was perfect. more perfect than paul’s country kitchen at its best!!!! It was crispy, salty… did i say crispy?! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm *drooling sounds.
and here are pics of my grubbing idols in action. they clear out the table like no other. an inspiration for my stomach. thanks guys.