OMG Elmhurst Illinois

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Last Monday was the day after Mothers Day. OMG didn’t open until 8. Unfortunately I was there at 6 which is the time posted on the website and on the door. As it turns out they opened late because they had over 400 people for Mothers Day and they needed a break.

We waited till 6:30 then gave up. I Yelped another place and took off. The place wasn’t that great and I didn’t review it.

Back on Friday for another visit. 6am on the dot. A booth by the window and off we go

OMG Elmhurst Exterior
OMG Elmhurst
Exterior

Greeted Warmly by Mary the owner. She sat down in the booth next to me and we learned about her humble beginnings to the present day. An incredible story told over great coffee. She needs a good ghost writer if you know one.

The place is cute with a hip 70’s vibe. Clean and Carpet free. The music is 60’s 70’s and 80’s classic rock. Love me some Foreigner.

OMG Elmhurst Interior
OMG Elmhurst
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Interior
OMG Elmhurst
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Interior
OMG Elmhurst
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Interior
OMG Elmhurst
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Interior
OMG Elmhurst
Interior

 

The most excellent server Samantha brings more coffee which comes from True Brew a locally sourced product which as Mary informed us is an attribute of much of the food that they serve.

They also have a wide variety of fine loose teas.

OMG Elmhurst Loose Tea Selection
OMG Elmhurst
Loose Tea Selection

While were talking we were presented with a trio of Blueberry Muffins. A Yummy   8    

OMG Elmhurst Mid Size BB Muffins
OMG Elmhurst
Mid Size BB Muffins

 

The Menu is pretty short   10   There are several super interesting choices. They have Dim Sum of the day on the menu. I must have this Mary. Nope, It was stricken do to lack of interest.  UGH! Oh well next choice.

Banger Benedict

We proudly serve locally-sourced Bangers. Enjoy our Bangers and potato pancakes served with an onion ale gravy

I made the assumption that this would be served with eggs. Nope.

On the table is an unusual surprise. A salt and Pepper Mill! WHAT?! (See my salt and pepper rant on the rant page)

OMG Elmhurst Salt and Pepper Mill
OMG Elmhurst
Salt and Pepper Mill

 

The first round arrived quickly.

OMG Elmhurst Bangers Benedict Egg Free

OMG Elmhurst
Bangers Benedict
Egg Free

OMG Elmhurst Bangers Benedict Egg Free
OMG Elmhurst
Bangers Benedict
Egg Free

 

The Caramelized Onions were savory salty and delicious   8   The Sausage was seasoned perfectly and stood up to the onions.  8   The potato pancakes were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. They rank up there with some of the best that Iv’e had.  8   This was a good start.   8   

This entree was my choice. I asked Mary what I should order next.  Grits with extra cheese and Shrimp. Bring It.

 

OMG Elmhurst Extra Cheese Grits with Shrimp
OMG Elmhurst
Extra Cheese Grits with Shrimp
OMG Elmhurst Extra Cheese Grits with Shrimp
OMG Elmhurst
Extra Cheese Grits with Shrimp

The Grits were a tad under which gave them a touch of texture. They were super creamy and the cheese made them a bit salty. They were delicious. Some of the best I’ve had   The shrimp were a little over. This was a great second course   9

On a side note I saw the Chef tasting something in the kitchen. A good sign

3rd up

Chef Surprise

I was able to get something from the upcoming menu revision how exciting!

Barbecue Chicken Tacos

House made Guacamole and Slaw

The Thigh meat (my favorite) was slightly spicy salty and Barbecuie.  9   Good Guacamole   8   Slaw   7    Tortilla was soft and pliable. This surprise was an overall   8   Keep the rating in mind that Tacos are not generally something that I order for breakfast.

OMG Elmhurst Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst
Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst
Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst
Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst Barbecue Chicken Tacos
OMG Elmhurst
Barbecue Chicken Tacos

 

Please note the absence of Orange Slices on all of the Entrees   10

 

Sweet Side

Brioche French Toast

Served with our house made bourbon hard sauce & berry drizzle

Before you read the result read my French Toast Rant on the Rant Page. (Unless of course you are familiar with my rant already)

This was a delicious   8    in spite of the fact that it wasn’t properly custardy French Toast. With a longer soak it could have been an easy  9

OMG Elmhurst Brioche French Toast
OMG Elmhurst
Brioche French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Brioche French Toast
OMG Elmhurst
Brioche French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Brioche French Toast Dry Interior
OMG Elmhurst
Brioche French Toast
Dry Interior

 

Cookies!

Cookies appeared. well actually I think Debra the very friendly Front Of The House Manager brought them. These are still in the experimental phase. 2 kinds. Chocolate Chip and a Snickerdoodle esq  The Chocolate Chip was excellent and I’m not even a major plain chocolate chip cookie fan.   9    The Doodle was just OK  6

OMG Elmhurst Cookie Plate
OMG Elmhurst
Cookie Plate
OMG Elmhurst Chocolate Chip Cookie
OMG Elmhurst
Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

I was mentally wrapping up the visit then it occurred to me that Mary was very proud of the House Made Corned beef Hash. I asked Debra if I could just taste it. She was happy to oblige. She returned with a medium size plate of Hash and Spuds.

It was worth the ask. It was one of the better hashes that I’ve had. Notice a pattern? Seasoned nicely salted nicely Crisp tender delicious and not ground to a paste.   8   Now I’m DONE!

OMG Elmhurst House Made Corned Beef Hash
OMG Elmhurst
House Made Corned Beef Hash

 

 

HISTORY NOTE:

This is the first time that I’ve ever reviewed a place and didn’t have a single Egg

 

OK Gators that’s it for this visit. It was a good one. I don’t get a lot of good suburban places. Great Food Great Service. Put OMG on your list. Your’e welcome.

Watch for a second location in Wheaton next Month

 

As for me I’m off to my next adventure!

 

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