Reviews of Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants

Wishbone Chicago Illinois

Wishbone WEBSITE

Oddly enough we arrived at The Little Goat Diner shortly before they opened. (Or so I thought). I Parked the BREKFST Mobile about a block away and ponied up the parking money. I grabbed my Camera Pack and off we went. I stopped, stood in the street, and took my usual front of the building shot. Done. We approached the revolving door on the front of the restaurant.

Little Goat Diner Chicago Exterior

Little Goat Diner Chicago
Exterior

If you look closely at the picture you can see a sign stuck to the right side of the revolving entry door. (I was too mad and cold to take a picture) The sign said that they were closed for construction for the next few days. UGH! Back to the car. After deliberating I made a decision to go to Wishbone. It was on my list and close by. Drive, Re Park, Re Feed the Meter, Head to the Restaurant.

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Exterior

Wishbone Restaurant
Chicago
Exterior

Wishbone Restaurant Interior Waiting Area

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior Waiting Area

Wishbone Restaurant Interior

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior

Wishbone Restaurant Interior

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior

Wishbone Restaurant Interior

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior

Wishbone Restaurant Interior

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior

Wishbone Restaurant Interior

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior

Wishbone Restaurant Interior

Wishbone Restaurant
Interior Deranged Chicken Picture on Wall

Usual window spot. Usual tiny table. Usual Coffee and water order. Kimberly brought our drinks and extra napkins over right away.  10   Coffee is Meh  7   There IS Splenda though.

The Decor is Shabby Chic. Beat up wood Chairs and floors (no carpet 10) 60’s pop/rock music   8   and brightly colored Pastel Pencil Pictures of Crabs, Vegetables, and Deranged Chickens.   8      

Time to peruse the menu. It’s moderately large. It took me awhile to make a decision. Hmmm

Ok Here we go

Crawfish Cakes
Spicy craw fish tail patties served with roasted red pepper sauce. Served w/ 2 eggs any style.

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crawfish Cakes w/ Poached Oeufs

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crawfish Cakes

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crawfish Cakes w/ Poached Oeufs

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crawfish Cakes

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crawfish Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crawfish Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crawfish Cakes

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crawfish Cakes

If you look at the second photo of this series you may have noticed the telltale signs of an egg cooked in plastic wrap. The wrinkles in the egg are the tell. Well Gators I’m going to let you in on how it’s done by linking you to this French Guy telling you how to do it. You’re Welcome.

French Guy Making a Poached Egg In Plastic Wrap

I put the poached eggs on top of the Crawfish Cakes, poured on some sauce, and broke one open. Water gushed out. The egg took on some water when they reheated it.   4   The Sauce is good. a bit sweet. Good contrast to the CF Cake.   8   The Crawfish cake was meaty and spicy. Really needed to be cooked a little more.  The spices tasted a bit raw and the center was pretty soft   7   The potatoes were seasoned well, oniony, and slightly crisp.   8    The supplied Corn Muffin tasted ok but was a bit doughy   7   Overall a pretty decent dish  7   Crisp up those Cakes in some butter give em a Lemon squeeze and you can push it up to an easy 8.

Shrimp & Grits
Sauteed with bacon, mushrooms & scallions with white wine and cream over cheese grits.

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Shrimp & Grits

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Shrimp & Grits

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Shrimp & Grits

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Shrimp & Grits

Good Biscuit. Scooped type as opposed to rolled and cut. Soft Fluffy Puffy  8   Shrimp not deveined  and overcooked.   6   Sauce is decent Bacony and Mushroomy. A bit to much Scallion for me   7   The Grits are delicious Soft Super Creamy and Cheesy   8   Overall a strong   7   Would have been an 8 but the Shrimp knocked it down. I would definitely order the Grits ala cart again. 

Crunchy French Toast
Made with thick sliced challah bread dipped in corn flakes.

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crunchy French Toast

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crunchy French Toast

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crunchy French Toast

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crunchy French Toast

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago Crunchy French Toast Check out that Texture

Wishbone Restaurant Chicago
Crunchy French Toast
Check out that Texture

Well as usual the bread isn’t soaked long enough so its dry inside but it IS crunchy outside. The cornflakes are a fun twist. It was an overall 7  

NOTE:  None of the dishes had Orange Slice Garnishes!   10  

 

Well Gators that it. Next time your Near HARPO Studios stop in at Wishbone.

 

I’m off to my next adventure!

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Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect Illinois

Jelly Cafe WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

We arrived shortly before opening. (6am) By the time I got out of the car there were people inside already.

 

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL Exterior

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL
People were inside already at 6:04 am

Yes you’re right Gators. I HAVE been here before. This another of my suburban favorites that I am working on re constructing from my website oops.

We went inside.

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL Waiting Area

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL
Waiting Area

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL Interior

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL
Interior

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL Interior

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect ILL
Interior

We sat by the window but as you can tell it’s still dark out so it doesn’t help me photographically speaking.

We got coffee right away. It was decent enough.   7   And Splendarific.

Patrick our server is the same server that we had the first time we were here. Extremely friendly and very accommodating to my bloggish needs.

The place is Clean, Modern, Free of overused Chicken Decor, and Minus Carpetus.  10 

Jelly has a moderate sized menu which makes choosing a bit lengthy. While I decided Patrick brought over three hot donut holes fresh from the frier. Ahhh smell the hot grease. He called them Beignets for some reason.   He also provided house made Jam for dipage.   9

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect Illinois Beignets

Jelly Cafe Mount Prospect Illinois
Beignets

OK Decisions made.

Number 1

hash bennie
2 poached eggs, home made corned beef and hash, english muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce

Jelly Cafe Hash Bene

Jelly Cafe
Hash Bene

Jelly Cafe Hash Bene

Jelly Cafe
Hash Bene

House made Hash. Crispy Salty Beefy   8   Egg was near perfect   9    The standard english muffin was well toasted. The Hollandaise was tasty but a bit gooie   7   Served with potatoes which were well seasoned, pretty fresh, hot, and potatoie.   8   Overall this dish is an    8   A definitely  reorderable  item.

Number B

Home Skillet (Special)

Turkey Sausage onions red and green bell peppers topped with Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese served with pancakes.

Jelly Cafe Home Skillet

Jelly Cafe
Home Skillet

Eggs. The whites were undercooked in spite of the fact that I asked to make sure that the whites were cooked all the way.   4    The filling is tasty although a bit one note. Some fresh herbs or some acid would have helped here. Overall a strong   7   Some fresh Thyme could have pushed this to an easy 8.

This dish was served with Cakes. I upgraded to Blueberry.

Jelly Cafe Blueberry Pancakes

Jelly Cafe
Blueberry Pancakes

A disappointing    6   Thin Tough chewy undercooked. The granola was good though.

Both Dishes were served with an Orange Slice! WooHoo! 1965 Called. They want their garnish back.

FIN

CREPES

strawberry banana nutella
filled with nutella and topped with fresh strawberries,bananas and chocolate sauce

Jelly Cafe Crepes

Jelly Cafe
Crepes

How can you NOT like it?   8

That’s It.

Jelly is a top suburban pick. Take a drive out there and ask for Patrick.

 

OK Kids I’m off to my next adventure!

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