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The Par Lounge

Tasty “Main Street BLTA” omelette at The Par Lounge for brunch. Smashed avocado, bacon, tomato, cheddar & jack cheese. Not sure what the “L” stands for. Unfortunately the cook added mushrooms which left me shocked and appalled.

Red House Cafe

Lady FoodObs had a recent road trip to NorCal and had this stunning eggs Benedict at Red House Cafe in Pacific Grove! I immediately noticed there was a croissant in lieu of an English muffin. Such a great looking dish that I would have loved to try.

The Par Lounge

Outstanding Denver Omelette for weekend brunch at The Par Lounge in Ramona! Deck is open for dining with their stunning views. Always consistently good omelettes here, perfectly cooked. I was joined this time by Tapatio Man. It’s usually Cholula Lady so I was kind of surprised.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Tasty Black Forest ham & cheddar omelette at Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island! Ironically though, my omelette was more brown than my English muffin.

The Par Lounge

Visited July 4, 2020 – There is a fantastic new (2 page) brunch menu at The Oaks Grille! I’ve tried several new things over the last few weeks and have enjoyed them all. Yesterday though was a standout with this “Chili Relleno Omelet”. Inside is Ortega chile, jack & cheddar cheese, then topped with a delicious, savory ranchero sauce, more cheese and crumbled queso fresco. Served with your choice of side plus toast, only $11. I was really impressed. This omelet was brilliantly constructed and cooked. I’m a fan of good chile rellenos and it really seemed like I was eating one with this omelet. Sadly, my beloved complimentary champagne is now history. $4 a glass now, or $15 for a bottle isn’t bad I suppose.

The Oaks Grille

There is a fantastic new (2 page) brunch menu at The Oaks Grille! Includes a number of new “south of the border” favorites. I ordered the Chilaquiles and it was outstanding. Fried tortilla tossed in a savory ranchero sauce, plus rice & beans (omitted), crema drizzle, queso fresco and a beautiful scallion accoutrement; only $12. There are many versions of chilaquiles. The one here at The OG is more of a deconstructed affair with the eggs on the side. The house-made Mexican rice was surprisingly good and authentic tasting. Presentation was absolutely stunning. I was really impressed. Fortunately the service on The Oaks Girl side was top-shelf, which was unusual.

The Oaks Grille

Outstanding “Bulldog” Omelette at The Oaks Girl in Ramona! Filled with bacon, sausage, ham, onion, cheddar & jack cheese. The beautifully cooked omelette is then blanketed with their excellent country gravy. I was hesitant at first about this combination but it was surprisingly good. I highly recommend.

Hasty Tasty Pancake House

Definitely among the most memorable restaurants I visited while in Ohio! Hasty Tasty Pancake House is a legit, old school diner serving up some great breakfast. I just love saying the name “Hasty Tasty Pancake House”. So much fun. Few places make me feel like I’m in a time warp and this was certainly one of them. I had an outstanding CFS breakfast with perfectly cooked sunny side eggs, even a side of B&G. I had to lay down after this one. Good thing it was a Saturday and I had nothing to do but laundry at the hotel. That was an odyssey in itself but I digress. The funniest part is when I asked the waitress for some hot sauce. She felt around in her apron pocket and pulled out two packets. Upon close examination I observed that this hot sauce was made in New Jersey! It could not have been more obvious that I was NOT in SoCal LOL.

The Oaks Grille

(Visited December 7, 2019) Outstanding Eggs Benedict for champagne brunch! Always perfectly poached eggs here. The OG was decorated beautifully for Christmas with fresh poinsettias on the tables and whatnot.

Franco’s Flapjack Family Restaurant

(Visited November 8, 2019) Outstanding hot cake breakfast at Franco’s Flapjack in Poway! I just love the name of this restaurant. Sausage patty was somewhat bland though. Service and atmosphere were terrific. I’m not sure if they’re currently open for takeout. I cannot wait to go eat there again after all this ‘rona blows over.

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