Monday, June 18, 2012

Eggs in the City

A few years back, my wife and I were visiting SLC for the first time as she was checking out a job here.  One of the stops on that trip was at Eggs in the City.  Since then, it has remained my go-to favorite breakfast joint in the city, and I've never been there without ordering my favorite menu item - the Mama burrito.

Given my affinity for Eggs in the City, my wife planned it as the start to Father's Day this year.  This place is nice for bringing the kiddo along because 1) the staff is super chill and seem pretty unfazed by a kid who may want to occasionally throw some scrambled eggs and 2) the setting is always loud enough such that a kid isn't going to disrupt anyone.

We ordered a super representative selection last Sunday: the mama burrito, the brûlée and a strawberry pancake and eggs for my daughter.  The brûlée is a steel-cut oatmeal topped with banana, nuts and brown sugar, then torched to create a nice crisp sugar shell.  If you like oatmeal, you'll dig this one.  The mama is a burrito (I go for the whole wheat tortilla) filled with spinach, egg whites, avocado and peppers, then topped with melted swiss cheese and served with salsa and sour cream.  I love this burrito, though it does require a shot of Cholula to kick up the heat a touch.  The pancakes here are always great too.

If you aren't sure that you want a burrito, here's a couple of other hot sports opinions that you can employ at Eggs in the City: Huevos Rancheros and Biscuits and Gravy.  The Huevos will feed about 4 hungry people, so come prepared, and the biscuits and gravy is a satisfying take on a classic.  The coffee here isn't great, but it's drinkable diner coffee.  From early spring through late fall they open up the garage door windows and the whole restaurant is open-air, weather permitting.  Still, the patio contains the best seats in the house.

The Verdict?  I'm a huge fan of the vibe and the food at Eggs in the City.  It isn't gourmet breakfast, but the prices are fair and there are a few items on the menu that will always keep me coming back.  The fact that it works well with kids is a big plus for us too!

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1 comment:

  1. We love this place and it's walkable from our house, but yeah, what is UP with their coffee?! In cold weather we have it hot, of course, and it is drinkable/OK but the last time we were there, we asked for the coffee over ice and it was SO bad.