I post a lot about breakfast. It's my thing.
I'm a morning person, I'm an egg lover, and I can put away some serious coffee. Naturally, breakfast is a highlight for me.
I cook some pretty delicious breakfasts at home, but on weekends, we explore Chicago's AM hotspots. Naturally, I take photos and write Yelp reviews (follow mine HERE) and share my experiences on this little blog. The best part comes when people comment and tell me about another place that are amazing/better/the best/I will love. I then tell my husband, "Everyone on the blog says place XYZ is the best, we have to go". He rolled his eyes the first time, but after a couple big discoveries, he is digging the recommendations from blog readers. His new response, "What did your people say was good?". I don't know if "my people" are friends/readers/bloggers/fellow Yelp reviewers, but I do know that "my people" know what's up.
When I posted about a disappointing breakfast at m.henry, I got quite a few comments and tweets about Over Easy up in Ravenswood. I looked up the Yelp reviews and it looked awesome.
Obviously, I had to audit the breakfast situation for myself. We drove up North and found this little neighborhood gem. We got there pretty early (8:30ish) and there was a short 10 minute wait. They had a little coffee station set up at the entrance that makes the wait a whole lot more bearable.
First of all, the menu here is a winner. I wanted a tasting menu so I could have a bite of everything. My husband rarely wavers from his standard eggs-bacon-pancake combo, but even he said he wanted multiple dishes on the menu. After seeing a neighboring table order the Sassy Eggs, he had to do it.
I went with one of the special omelets that had some special sausage I forgot the name of (similar to chorizo), spinach, feta, and grilled onions. The manager came over and explained the dish and some of the other specials. It was a perfect combo of flavors and I added from guac from my husband's dish to cut the bold flavors.
My dish was very good, but it did not compare to the Sassy Eggs. I actually was quite content with my choice, until I had a bite of my husband's plate. Then the scale shifted. Sassy Eggs win: runny yolks, mexican flavors, and guac. <---how can you go wrong?
Over Easy has really amazing weekly specials with unique ingredients and combinations that rotate frequently. They post them online HERE so that you can take a look and see what is on the menu that is new and exciting.
I would also like to add that the staff here is REALLY friendly and accommodating. I cannot wait to go back. It's a bit of a trek from the Loop, but it's worth it.
Thanks for ALL the recommendations that you guys email or post in the comments section. I love your advice and guidance!
What meal of the day is your favorite?
What breakfast menu item always jumps out at you? I really like Mexican or dishes with spicy ingredients. I also have a soft spot for spinach-cheese combos.