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Panclog #32: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Palin’ Around at Perkins

3/14/2017

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This is the March-iest Panclog since our fantastic and controversial review of John’s Space Age Donuts.  It was pretty epic.  I assure you that this edition is going to be tasteful and elegant.  If you don’t think so, the Panclog Pals recommend you watch a  couple episodes of Masha & The Bear in its original Russian.  This will calm you down and make you happy. Enjoy today’s Panclog review of Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is a chain restaurant that specializes in tasty pies and greasy (in a good way) food.  We went to the Perkins at 87th Street and I-35 in Overland Park, KS.  This location is open 6 AM – 12 AM Sunday through Thursday and open all 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. Check out their website to find a location near you.

Location/Environment: The environment is cultivated, like many other chains, in a style that promotes continuity between locations.  The first thing you see when walking in is a tantalizing baked goods section. This comes into play later. Keep your eyes peeled. The environment is one that is warm with wood – paneling, booths and checkout counter all be-decked in a light stained oak.  The location of this Perkins is perfect for people getting together.  It is right off the highway and has ample parking.

Service: The service at this Perkins is everything you want from a chain restaurant.  Our server not only gave us recommendations, but also kept our coffee full at all times.  Coffee being full is the key to being an awesome server.

Wait time for food: 5 minutes

Menu/Selection: Perkins specializes in American cuisine.  They are known for their baked goods that they hawk at the front counter.  The Peanut Butter Silk pie is something that every  human deserves.  Buy one for your favorite Panclog writer.  The menu offered by the restaurant is quite large with many options, with breakfast getting a couple of dedicated pages. The devotion to breakfast is much appreciated. The breakfast choices are typical, including various styles of pancakes, French toast, eggs, and assorted breakfast meats. Perkins does have a wide assortment of muffins served warm and tasty.  Perkins is in the midst of a push to get late night diners. Check out these specials.

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Check that out! All you can eat pancakes! Half priced pie! Perkins knows what those late night diners want. You can always find something you will want to put in your mouth. Read their extensive menu here.

Food:

Big Country Smasher (Jared)

 

Breakfast is not just for when you wake up.

My mother, the saintly Shari, once told me of the mythical “California Menu.”  This means that whatever is on the menu is available all day.  I believe this is the reason why famous people and fancy technological people (techies) live in California.  If you can get breakfast at any restaurant then you are 83% more likely to live a happy and successful life.*

*I made this statistic up.  But try to disprove it!

This dreamy California menu brings me to restaurants that serve breakfast all day long: IHOP, Denny’s, Steak & Shake and Perkins. Ask me what I want for dinner and I’ll tell you it’s gonna be BRINNER!  Breakfast for dinner is the king of meals. It feels wrong but I assure you it is so right.

Song obsession of this clog: Beacon Hill by Damien Jurado. Enjoy.

I would have to say that Perkins has not done themselves proud in the marketing department, as that I don’t believe they have definitively declared themselves as a breakfast-focused restaurant.  And without this clear focus, many diners may perceive Perkins as a place of ill-repute.  Not all chains are bad. Not all Mom & Pop shops are amazing.  I give you a recommendation to make your life better.  Try all the breakfast places and then decide which ones are bad.  The bad ones you don’t have to go anymore.  But here is an even better recommendations, if you hear about a breakfast spot that you don’t know is good or not. Send it on over to us on twitter. We will give you the sweet hookup on whether or not its worth your time.

Let’s get a good look at my meal that is interestingly named The Big Country Smasher.
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Looks interesting, am I right? Let’s break down what is inside this dish. The crust is smashed up tater tots (I have a hunch that this gives it its name.) These tots are the salty greasy foundation of a well-balanced breakfast.  Next we have not 1, not 2, but 3,  the holy trinity of breakfast meats, ham, sausage, and bacon. Can you go wrong with throwing all of the breakfast meats into a breakfast dish?  That is a rhetorical question. On top of that meat, an egg that is cooked to your liking.  I chose over-easy because I love making a mess.  Then we add the warm comforter that is sausage gravy. Then garnish with some freshly shredded cheddar cheese.  Yep all of that in a bowl.  It is something to take in.  I’ll admit that, though this dish isn’t the prettiest, it hits the spot.

If you didn’t know, Perkins is known for their baked goods. If you go to a restaurant and they say that they are known for something, a good plan is to always try that something. Brent and I tried the blueberry muffin at the behest of our server.  Here is a picture!

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Yep, it was that good.  It was so good that Brent thought about eating the wrapper.  I would say this muffin was more cake-y than other muffins I have had. Some people butter their muffins.  This muffin was so fluffy and flavorful, the butter was unnecessary. Even better about this muffin is that it was a cheaper add-on because I had one of the Perkins specials.

Perkins is a good breakfast spot.  I would not say it is great, but it definitely should be added to everyone’s rotation.  If you don’t have a rotation of breakfast spots, hit me up and we will start getting that morning grub on.

Coffee: $2.29
Big Country Smasher: $9.29
Blueberry Muffin: $0.99


French Toast Breakfast (Brent)

 

A Perkins Panclog makes for a nice alliteration. It is not often when we get to play games with language while celebrating one of the few joys in life, breakfast. I recall mentioning that we were going to Panclog Perkins to my spouse and her response was incredulous, “Really, that place?” I am not sure my darling wife feels that Perkins is Panclog worthy. Sure, it is a national chain, and sure, it is not at the top of our list of restaurants, but we at the Panclog are equal opportunity breakfasters.

Perkins is exactly what you would expect it to be. A restaurant in the same vein as Shoney’s, Bob Evans, and, to some degree, Crackle Barrel. On long road trips, I like to stop at these types of restaurants to stretch my legs and grab a decent meal. Usually these establishments are clean and pleasant with staff who are kind and friendly. The Perkins that Jared proposed we patronize is no different from what you would expect and is inviting and warm. Albeit the restaurant was relatively empty for its size when we arrived at seven in the morning. We have been to this particular Perkins a couple times and it has wanted for customers each time.

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Jared was kind enough to purchase a blueberry muffin as an appetizer for our breakfast and shared it with me. Rather than slice the pastry in half like untrusting acquaintances, we shared it in a fashion that was more akin to Lady and the Tramp. There is nothing awkward about two grown men sharing an unadorned cupcake in this fashion. Get out there with your best buddy and go for it.

On a side note, how brilliant is having an appetizer before your breakfast actually starts. The depth of wisdom shared by the Panclog team is remarkable. The Breakfast Buddies should begin getting dessert as well. I wonder what breakfast ice cream would be like. Perhaps just vanilla ice cream with some crispy rice cereal thrown on it. Maybe a maple-flavored cheesecake with a crust made of grape nuts. I could go for an apple pie filling pastry pocket (wait, isn’t that already a thing?). We often say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is time that we treated it as such, and make it a multicourse experience.

For this particular Panclog I opted for the French toast breakfast with a side of scrambled eggs and sausage links.

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Just a simple basic breakfast really, which was kind of what I was in the mood for anyway. The toast was cooked well with a satisfying crust on the edges and not too soggy in the middle. Sadly, there was not enough butter provided in my opinion. A breakfast place that brought out a butter-filled ramekin on the side would win me over in a heartbeat. Just to sound more fussy and entitled, a powdered sugar shaker placed on the side with be terrific too. That way you could get a nice pool of melted butter on the French toast and sprinkle enough powdered sugar on the top to make a nice glaze. This, my friends, pushes French toast to its highest heights.

The eggs and sausage were good, but nothing that would generate a lot of excitement. Overall, that is what you could probably say about Perkins in general. The restaurant is good and you will not leave disappointed, but I do not see it revving anyone’s engines. Some mornings that is exactly what you need. Thus, I would recommend going to Perkins and putting the establishment in the normal cycle, but I would not suggest that you choose it above some other places. If you had to choose between the Big Biscuit here in KC or Perkins, head on over to the Big B. However, if you are heading on a long trip out of town and you are looking for something that is consistent and friendly then pop on in to Perkins. Perkins will fulfill those expectations.

French toast breakfast – $8.29

Coffee – $2.29

Overall: Perkins has earned the right to be visited on a regular basis.  Try it and tell us what you think.

Grade:

Brent – Perkins earns 3.25 stars out of five.

Jared – C++ or B– Both of these are now real grades.  Its better than average and worse than great.

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Panclog #24: Niecie’s Restaurant

Nice is Normal at Niecie’s
April 19th, 2016

IMG_1120Niecie’s is a locally owned diner that opened in 1985.  They have 2 different locations one in Raytown and one at 6441 Troost Avenue. The Panclog visited the latter.  You can visit their website and enjoy a lovely instrumental version of “At Last” by Etta James. Their hours re 5:30 AM – 8 PM every single day.

Location/Environment: The location we visited was enjoyable.  The route from my house took me through quaint little Brookside. The interior of the Troost location was vintage; tile floors and wooden fixtures.The décor of the restaurant was simple, relaxed, and inviting. All of these elements made the place feel like home, or at least a place that was just as comfortable. The music was classic pop.  Humming along was absolutely necessary.

Service: Service was incredible. Our server was terrific. Sharee was her name and she made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant.  She was engaging and very fun to interact with.

Wait time for food: 6 minutes

Menu/Selection: Niecie’s has a full menu with a ton of options, most all of which sound terrific.
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The specials board on the morning we arrived had a few options that would probably be difficult to find at other places. Those items include Channel Catfish, Pinto and Hock, Tender Beef Ox-Tails, and Tender Pork Neck Bones. I don’t think I have heard of a restaurant serving pork neck bones before. I will most certainly have to go back and try the smothered chicken sometime.
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Food: 

The Pancake Breakfast (Brentles)
Niecie’s Restaurant reminds me a lot of Mom’s Kitchen. Both are straight up diners with pleasant staff and great food.

I ordered a simple breakfast of Pancakes, Bacon, and Eggs. All of which came out warm and tasty. The bacon and eggs were quite flavorful and pleasing to the palate. The bacon was crisp although not overly so.

The pancakes were exactly as you would expect, fluffy and filling, with plenty of butter to spread around.

 

As noted in a prior Panclog, I prefer to spread jelly on my cakes instead of pouring syrup all over them. I am pleased to report our server vindicated that opinion expressing how good jelly is on pancakes. You need to get out there and try it, you won’t regret it.

If you do somehow regret the jelly, just fill the comments area with all manner of vitriol about the evils of jelly on pancakes. You can take extra credit for creativity if you make me laugh.

The coffee served at Niecie’s was terrific by the way. It tasted fresh, clean, and didn’t have the burned flavor that some other restaurants and shops seem to be aiming for. The coffee had very little after taste and didn’t require any adornment. I would go back just for another cup.

My experience at Niecie’s was excellent. I could heap on more praise, but don’t want to sound like I am going over the top. Basically, when you have the opportunity, head on over and enjoy a great meal. I know I will be returning sometime in the future.

It bears mentioning that the floors were kind of slick at the location we went to.

Pancake Breakfast – $7.29

Sunrise Breakfast and French Toast  (Jared)

 

Niecie’s Restaurant, I should declare that my good friend at work, Alisha, recommended this fine establishment for the Panclog.  Thank you Alisha! This Niecie’s is located on Troost Avenue.  I would like to say that both Brent and I both received concerned looks when we told people where this was.  I want to say that people shouldn’t be scared of a street only because of a name’s reputation.  Experience the city and then make your own mind up about where you don’t feel like going.

The sunrise breakfast came with sausage or bacon, 2 eggs and a biscuit.  I almost always choose bacon over sausage because I feel like bacon has much more flavor than standard sausage.  I also like to experience all types of egg flavors.  To make that happen, I rotate through different egg preparations. I.E. Scrambled, Sunny-Side Up, Over easy, Over hard.  Today I chose over easy.  The biscuit was fluffy and buttery.  It was perfect with some jam.
The French toast was spectacular.  It was slightly egg-y which I love.  I do not want a very dry French toast. I have had both sides of the wet/dry french toast spectrum. This French toast played the fence to my exact liking.

The coffee was extremely simple and nice.  It was some of the best Joe I have had in the Panclog era of my life.

Sunrise Breakfast: $3.85
French Toast: $5.89
Coffee: $2.09

Overall: Niecie’s is near the pinnacle of diner experience. Altogether friendly service, great prices, and tasty food combine for a truly splendid experience for any meal.  Check it out or be bummed.

Grade: 

Jared: A-

Brent: A

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Panclog #21: Mom’s Kitchen!

Mom’s Magic Meal
February 9th, 2016 – 7:07 A.M.
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Mom’s Kitchen is a locally owned diner.  It is located in near downtown Olathe at 530 E Santa Fe. They do not have a website. But you can check out their Facebook. They are open from 7 AM-2 PM on Sundays and 6 AM- 2 PM every other day of the week.

Location/Environment: The restaurant itself is a simple whole-in-the-wall type of place pretty close to the Olathe, KS courthouse. If you are one of the lucky few on jury duty, I would recommend walking over to this place for a quick and easy lunch.

Please read that last sentence without a thought of sarcasm, you should be excited about fulfilling your civic duty. While we are on the subject of civic duty, get out and vote!

I would not describe Mom’s as a greasy diner.  I would describe it as a diner that has aged well.

Service: The service was wonderful. Coffees stayed full. You could tell that Mom’s Kitchen was the type of place that servers are happy to learn names and to swap stories of what’s good in their lives.

Wait time for food: 10 minutes

Menu/Selection: Mom’s Kitchen is full of the standard breakfast foods and also the extended diner menu.  If you can find it at a diner, Mom’s will take care of you.

Food: Below you may read some pancake topping blasphemy.  Please take up all disappointed and offended feelings with Brent’s Twitter. You have been forewarned.

Pancakes with Bacon, Eggs, and Hash Browns (Brentley)
Mom’s kitchen is a straight up diner from years past. At least that is the feeling they seem to be going for. It a restaurant I, and my family, like a lot and one we should probably go to more often. It helps that we are friends with one of the staff who is a terrific person.

Mom’s kitchen offers the standard breakfast fare you’d expect from a diner. I was tempted to go for the chicken fried steak and eggs, or the pork chops, but instead I ordered pancakes with bacon, eggs, and hash browns. I was quite pleased with them. My guess is that the full menu of items is available throughout the day as I saw another patron order a cheeseburger. One of these days I am going to have to get over my cultural mores and order a French Dip sandwich for breakfast.
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The pancakes were light and fluffy, the bacon was cooked just right, the hash browns met expectations, and the eggs were decent. Overall, it was a very satisfying breakfast.

The coffee was great too. Some of the other places we’ve visited should do themselves a favor and hop on over to Mom’s to see what they are brewing. Mom’s coffee is full flavored without a burned, or over-roasted, quality. Mom’s Kitchen isn’t trying to find some interesting twist on the burned flavor that the Seattle based organization seems to love.

You may have noticed a lack of syrup on the pancakes in the picture. For good or ill, I am not a fan of maple syrup on pancakes. Actually, with rare exception, I am not a fan of other syrups on pancakes either. Part of the issue is that maple syrup doesn’t taste good in my opinion. The other is a texture thing. Syrup has a tendency to turn pancakes into soup. A pancake is a glorious food item. Pancake soup, not so much.

For those fretting over the fact that these pancakes look incompletely adorned rest assured I added more to them than just butter. Although plain buttered pancakes are quite tasty in their own right. You see, when it comes to pancakes, I am a jelly man. Adding some straight up plain grape jelly on pancakes makes them magnificent. And let’s keep it to plain grape jelly. If you bring Concord grape jelly, well, you can fly that plane straight back to France. Or back to Concord, Massachusetts, as that is where Concord Grapes were originally developed.

To whom do we owe for this amazing culinary secret, Mrs. Martin, my kindergarten teacher. She made pancakes for our class one morning and offered jelly as the spread and I have followed the nobler jelly path from that day forth. Just once I recommend that you set the syrup aside and go the jelly route. I am certain you won’t look back.

2 Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, & Hash browns – $7.99 on special

Blueberry French Toast  (Jared)

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Mom’s Kitchen is such nice name.  It makes me think of such great breakfasts that my mother has made me in the past such as Dutch Babies, Cinnamon Rolls, and of course pancakes.  So yeah, these are good memories. If you do not know what Dutch Babies are, then you are truly missing out.

Mom’s did not disappoint.  When I walked in I saw a chalkboard sign that informed me of the specials then told me to ask about their Blueberry French Toast.  I try to always abide by things signs tell me to do.  I asked our waitress of their blueberry french toast and she kindly told me that it was french toast made with actual blueberry bread made by them.  I was truly intrigued. It never had a chance against me.  One of my greatest enjoyments of being married to a chef is some incredible banana bread.  And when that banana bread starts to almost become stale, we french toast the crap out of it.  So freaking good.  I am a huge fan of delicious flavored bread being turned into even more delicious breakfast treats.

I was expecting a blueberry quick bread type of flavor. Meaning overly sweet and intensely blueberry-y.    But Mom went against my expectation and created a simple blueberry hint to the french toast.  It was just the perfect hint of blueberry in every bite.  I can not say anything negative about these French toast slices, except that I should have ordered something savory to counteract the sweetness of the syrup and powdered sugar.

The coffee was in the top 3 of coffee I have had during my Panclog career.  Seriously, they do it so well.  Also I enjoy that the coffee mugs were of a thicker variety. This keeps the coffee warm!!! MAGIC!

The 2 slices of Blueberry French Toast were $5.49

Overall: Mom’s Kitchen is a lovely bruncherie that makes you feel at home if you are a regular.  It can be slightly daunting when you see a waitress treat some guests like family and others like one-time guests.  The interior feels dated but it makes the food taste that much better.  Check it out with your friends on New Years Day or any other day. 

Grade: 

Jared: B+

Brent: A-

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Panclog #17: NBA Bet Fulfilled

A Bet for Brunch.

The House that Panclog Built.
April 23rd, 2014 9:00 AM

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We’re Baaaaccckk!!!!

A few months ago we traveled to the great state of Colorado, and while we didn’t Panclog while we were there, we did set up some pretty tasty stakes. On March 7th, we went to the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game at the Pepsi Center. On a whim, we decided to make a bet. If the Lakers won, Stephen would make breakfast for Jared. If the Nuggets won, Jared would make breakfast for Stephen. It’s pretty simple.

The Nuggets ended up winning 134-126. Last week, the bet was settled.

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Location/Environment: I’m pretty accustomed to the Sova residence, as I spend a lot of R&R time over yonder. It’s cozy and warm — you really get the vibe that this home was styled with breakfast in mind.

Wait to be seated: 0 Minutes

Service: Service was prompt and efficient. Shortly after arriving, I was offered a cup of coffee brewed on a Keurig machine. This was different from most ‘clogs we’ve done, as I actually got to watch the chef prepare my food. This was exciting, as I didn’t know the dish that was being prepared! He was very attentive to my needs, while still alert and focused on preparing the meal. The aromas were intoxicating, and the view was even better 😉

Wait time for food:  30 Minutes

Menu/Selection: Jared would have made me anything I wanted.

Food:

Bacon Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries

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Jared knows that my favorite breakfast item is French toast, so I expected something along those lines. However, the dish served was far beyond anything I could have imagined. He also managed to incorporate my favorite side, bacon, into the French toast, as well as having bacon on the side!

There’s a lot to dissect here, so let’s start with the actual bread. Perfect creamy, soft bread, so easy to cut with a fork. I’ve said it many times, I’ll say it again: Italian bread works very well for French toast. I assume this is because France and Italy actually touch.

Let’s talk about the filling. Rich, cream cheese filling with bits of bacon hanging out. Perfection. The bacon is a very subtle addition to the sweet creamy filling, but it’s effective in its presence. The filling itself was similar to stuffed cream cheese I’ve had before, but the taste and consistency was far superior. You could tell it was homemade, and that made the difference.

(Jared)

Let me tell you my side of the story… I was very upset that my favorite NBA team lost to the Javale McGee-less Nuggets. But this loss has pushed me to step back into the kitchen for the first time since the Tuna Croquette failure of 2012. So after many minutes of pouting, I decided to get to work.

I have always known that Stephen loves to indulge in some French Toast now and again.  This led me to create a dish especially for him. I invented a delicious stuffed French toast with a twist. I started with fresh baked Italian bread. I mixed cream cheese with diced bacon. I then added some Maple Bourbon. This is my own special twist. I added enough that you can taste but not so much that it would ruin the dish.

Because bacon and bourbon are both savory flavors, I added sliced strawberries to the top. This lightened up the whole flavor profile. With some powdered sugar on top, this dish was ready for devouring. I made extra bacon, because really who doesn’t want bacon on the side? I bought organic 100% pure maple syrup just for this occasion. I have recently discovered the vast taste difference between real maple syrup and the fake stuff. I am a big fan of real maple syrup.

Overall: Topped with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup, this French toast was in the upper echelon of French toasts I’ve ever had. Sure, I’m biased since Jared is my fellow ‘clogger, but he knocked it out of the park. One piece was all you needed. Rich and savory, yet filling enough to be a solid breakfast with a few pieces of bacon and a cup of coffee.

Price: I would have paid upwards of tens of dollars for this meal.

Grade: Easy A

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Panclog #13: Eggtc.

Wasted Waffles.
April 16, 2013 – 9:06 A.M.

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Eggtc. is a Kansas City brunchery and coffee bar, serving both Shawnee and Kansas City, Missouri. Both locations offer a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items, though the menu does lean more toward breakfast. Eggtc. offers one of the widest drink menus we’ve ‘clogged, with a full coffee bar at your disposal. More info, as well as their full menu, can be found on their website. Be sure to check out their Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

We visited the Kansas City, MO branch, located in South Plaza.

Location/Environment: The KCMO location is off the beaten path in Plaza terms. It’s a little bit away from the actual Plaza district, but close enough to be convenient. At busier times, parking could be an issue, but we found no problems. The dining rooms are spacious. It’s a more casual dining experience, as opposed to intimate. It’s a good location to read an early morning paper or catch up on Sportscenter on one of their numerous TVs.

Service: Service was of high quality. Our waitress was very friendly. She offered recommendations and made sure we were taken care of repeatedly. Our order was received quickly. Our coffee was filled and she didn’t make fun of us. It’s hard to judge service when you have easy orders and you visit at a slower time. That being said, service was superb.

Wait time for food: 8 minutes

Menu/Selection: The menu does lean more toward the breakfast side than lunch, as there are many more options for breakfast. As pancloggers, this is a plus. Most places try to balance the two meals for more variety. This could be a negative for breakfast haters, or “breaters,” but we only see it as a plus. The more griddle options, the better.

Note: If you have Foursquare, be sure to check in. First timers receive a free beverage (coffee, iced tea, etc.)!

Food:

Classico and Waffle (Jared!)

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Eggs are cool, right!? You can make them into so many different varieties.  You can make scrambled, sunny-side up, over-easy, over-medium, over-hard, and poached.  You can make them into tasty omelettes, frittatas, and even quiches!  Shout out to the chickens that make tasty fake baby holders.

I chose to have over-easy eggs with my classico meal.  The over-easy is a good choice if you have a starch on your plate that you want to enrich with yolk.  I yolked all over my potatoes.  This made a tasty mess. Lightly seasoned country potatoes make any meal better. I almost exclusively choose bacon over sausage.  Bacon is just a perfect complement to most breakfasts.  The saltiness of the bacon can give your taste buds a much needed flavor break.

Waffles!  Waffles are known for their amazing ability to capture the intensity of all the ingredients of the waffle in their FLAVOR POCKETS! This waffle had a hearty dollop of butter, and a scattering of powdered sugar. Along with the syrup, the flavors made your mouth a utopia of enjoyment. The pre-portioned syrup was perfect amount for my waffle.  This surprised me because most pre-portions of syrup tend to come up short.  I am very happy to say that this waffle was just the perfect density.  It was not too tough yet it wasn’t too mushy,  I only needed a fork to cut it.  Which is what I like. I am a simple man, I am no fan of using two utensils at the same time.  At $7.69, it’s a fair price for all this food.

I want to say that Eggtc. gives you the option of infused honey as a substitute of syrup.  I did not try the infused honey this time, but I am certain I will try it on my next visit.

Sourdough French Toast (Stephen)

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Sourdough french toast is my go-to in many ways. Sourdough is my favorite bread, french toast is my favorite breakfast food, ergo, sourdough french toast is the best of both worlds. And Eggtc.’s did not disappoint. The bread was the perfect thickness, just enough sponginess to absorb the syrup and butter. It was a rich and buttery mix, enough to not be a complete overload when added to the powdered sugar. The syrup was portioned, which dear readers, you know I’m not a fan of, but the portioned amount was completely enough! No problems there. Both Jared and I took advantage of their Foursquare special: free coffee! Eggtc. had very strong silverware. We’ve run into some weak utensils in the past, and it’s never a fun endeavor.

The meal was $4.69 (with no sides), and with the addition of free coffee, it’s a hard price to beat for a quality breakfast.

Price: The prices are equivalent to what you would find at any other brunchery in the Kansas City area.  When you include the glorious deal of the Foursquare special, Eggtc. won’t make your wallet cry.

Overall: We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service.  We are already planning a 2nd visit to try more goodies from their full service coffee bar and their other menu options.  The Pancloggers would like to thank Brent Morgan for his fine recommendation.  Follow him on Twitter!

 

Grade: 

Jared: A

Stephen: B+

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