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The Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor Michigan

The Mason Jar Cafe WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

We have a special long distance treat. Junior Gator Diane and myself are bringing you a review all the way from Benton Harbor. I was visiting Diane in her beautiful Air B&B rental property in Union Pier Michigan. Since I was going to be up there I thought that we should take advantage of it and do some Gatoring. After some discussion on  some possible locations a decision was made.

Geno:

The Mason Jar didn’t open until 8 on Sunday. Yet another place that doesn’t open till the middle of the day. We were there a minute or two after and the place already had customers. Diane went in to secure a spot and I took the required exterior and interior photos.

Diane

On holiday weekends, I usually shy away from going out for breakfast or dinner, since all of the out-of-towners are in town  for the long weekend. Waits are long and frustrating, especially when you need that first strong cup o’ Joe to pry the eyelids apart.  We found only a few tables occupied at 8:05am when we arrived. Gator likes to find a table near a window with lots of  natural light so I sat down and as soon as i saw him ambling toward me after walking in the door, I saw the teasing furrowed brow and head shake. In other words….Sorry girly you picked the wrong table. So we moved to the Sunny corner, and I ended up eating breakfast with my aviators on.  Within ten minutes, the place was filled with folks of all ages.

Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbo MI
Exterior Complete With My Shadow
Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor MI
Interior
Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbo MI
Interior
Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor MI
Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor MI
Interior

Geno:

With the job complete I went to take a seat. I found Diane at a table. Just like last week I didn’t approve of her choice and made her move. I’m going to make her gun shy on table choosing. She is going to stab me with a table knife. We took our seats and met our very friendly server Stephanie.

Coffee and water of course. The Coffee was strong but didn’t have a ton of personality.   7   The mug was cute and they DID have Splenda.

Diane:

Stephanie, our pleasant and perky waitress, arrived with a carafe of hot and strong coffee. It was very rich and a tad acidy, maybe a  Colombian roast. Heavy cream in a tiny pitcher was poured into my cup as i smiled widely in anticipation of that first sip (gulp).      8  

She conversed with us about the local fresh ingredients, and told us that if she could pick any place to eat in the area, she would pick Mason Jar. She knew the menu very well, and was able to answer each question we posed about the menu.   9

Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor MI
Coffee Mug
Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor MI
Sweetener Butler

The place is small and cute. The right size for a weekday visit but if you don’t get there early you are in for a wait. It was clean and carpet free. There was some kind of music playing but you really couldn’t hear it. There wasn’t a lot of tables but they were of reasonable size and reasonably spaced. The style of the place is a mish mash of stuff. It fits the neighborhood and the clientele. The place was devoid of Hipsters.

Geno:

The menu was of moderate size and a good mix of standards and more interesting choices. We had some discussion on the choices and the order of appearance. I insisted that we get an order of Nueske’s Bacon. The Nueske’s are 3rd generation meat smokers since 1933.    Nueske’s WEBSITE   The Bacon was ordered. We drank Coffee, chatted, and waited. Stephanie appeared with a plate.

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Nueske’s Bacon

Fantastic! Salty Smokey and a tiny touch of sweetness. This Bacon screams for a BLT with a garden fresh heirloom tomato, Toasted dense country white bread and some good Mayo. Alas it was not to be. Surprisingly there was not one on the menu. There really should be. I find this criminal. C’mon Mason Jar, fix this error and call it “The Gator” This Bacon is a   9    You could wrap this bacon around a Birkenstock and it would taste good.

Diane:

Several days before we decided on a place to Gator in the area of Michigan known as Harbor Country, we checked Yelp for spots to breakfast. Geno noted that the Mason Jar had 4.5 Stars and did a bit of research on the menu. NEUSKE’S BACON!!!! He shouted in text to me. One thing I do know about this dude, he knows good quality food purveyors and I figured that this $4.00 order of bacon was going to be Oh Yeah Baby bacon. Smokey sweet, medium crispy, not crackly, and not super salty. Now if you are a bacon lover, you can relate to wanting to consume an entire pound in one sitting. But this bacon was so rich and tasty, you only need two slices to be sated. 10

Next up

Crab Cake Benedict. This is an on and off special that does not appear on the menu. I know what you’re thinking. “Another Crab Cake Bennie”?! Yes I know but Dammit I love crab and I can’t seem to help myself. Diane doth not protest too much so the order is placed.

Pretty standard stuff. English Muffin, Crabby Cake, Poached Eggs, and Hollandaise. It was served with fresh local Asparagus and house spuds.

The Hollandaise was smooth Eggy and spicy. It could have used a touch more citrus. I like my Hollandaise with a bit of pop.    7    One of the muffins was well toasted (YAY) one was only partially toasted (UGH)    7    Toasting of the muffin is a crucial step. A crunchy English Muffin base provides a much needed textural contrast to a Bennie. This step is almost always a FAIL. The Mason Jar got it 1/2 right. The eggs were a touch under    7    The Asparagus was delightful. Tender Crisp fresh and grassy.     8    The house potatoes were fresh tender seasoned well and had the proper amount of char.    8    The Crab Cake was fried lightly. It was Crabby, seasoned well, and didn’t have too much filler. A good Cake.    8    This was a good rendition of a classic. An overall    8    A great start.

Diane:

In perusing the menu, I knew that Gator would want to order the CCB. The dish was delivered to our table relatively quickly after ordered. The local asparagus was thin, crisp tender and absolutely fresh and delicious, with light coating of olive oil from being sauteed.  The crab cake was full of crabmeat and was seasoned perfectly yet I took a pass on the egg and mushy muffin   7

 

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Crabcake Benedict
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Crabcake Benedict

 

Geno:

I like Ketchup or Catsup or America Sauce with my potatoes. Most of you know that I’m an HH or Heinz Hater. Mason Jar was stocked with a local Ketchup that had great Tomato flavor and the proper amount of sweetness.    8    

Diane:

I was a ketchup dope before I met Gene. Since I only use it on the occasional order of french fries, I buy whatever is on sale. However, all it took is taking the cap off the bottle of this locally made sauce to know how fresh it is. The natural sweetness of fresh tomatoes is all that comes through.  It was simply delicious with the red skinned breakfast potatoes.  7

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Local Ketchup

 

Next up

GOAT CHEESE AND GRIT CAKES *GF
Two pan seared grit cakes with goat cheese topped with two organic eggs any style and a side of breakfast potatoes

Geno:

Sunny side Up Eggs as a test. Test Passed. They were only a tad under and a bit brown but good over all. The three Grit Cake Squares were grilled crisp on one side only. The other side was warm but  they were soft, tender, creamy, corny, and salty  on the inside. They had just the right amount of funk from the goat cheese. They were a great second round.    9     They were supplied with more of the delicious Spuds.

Diane:

Unfortunately,  the eggs are cooked perfectly perfect, I cannot handle runny whites so I only ate the crusty perimeter of each egg. However, I was very intrigued by the grit cake with goat cheese, and after one bite, and many “mmmm’s” and “ahhhh’s”, deem this dish a win simply for the grit cake and taters.  7

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Goat Cheese and Grit Cakes
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Goat Cheese and Grit Cakes
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Goat Cheese and Grit Cakes
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Goat Cheese and Grit Cakes
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Goat Cheese and Grit Cakes

 

Next Next Up

CORNED BEEF HASH
House made corned beef hash with poblanos, onion and potatoes topped with two eggs any style and served with choice of Bit of Swiss toast

Bit of Swiss as I was told by Diane is a local Bakery. I love toast and I love it Buttered and Jammed. (See Rant Page) The Toast was pretty well toasted and much to my surprise and delight it was pre buttered. This is super rare.    9    Crispy Flavorful Sourdough. I was so excited about this toast that I took a big chomp before I took pictures so you get the photos with bitten toast.

Corned Beef Hash again Geno? Well Gators it was house made so I almost always order it. I am certainly glad that I did. The Over Medium Eggs were a little over and a bit brown. Eggs should not be brown.    7    OMG this Corned Beef was on point! I can’t even tell you why exactly. The seasoning was perfect as was the salt level. It was Salty and Beefy. The Poblanos added just the right touch of green pepper like astringency. It was a touch crispy and tender. This was some of the BEST Corned beef that I’ve ever had.    9      Drive to Benton Harbor and get some. Did you leave yet?

Diane

Gator ordered the eggs over medium for the sake of variety, and they were overdone so  of course I was delighted. The homemade corned beef was out of the world….rough cut chunks of tender CB with tons of flavor, sweet vidalia onions finely chopped, and tiny bits of crisply sauteed poblano pepper. You simply cannot believe how tasty this hash is, people. It is worth a stop off the highway to eat here, and order this dish. 9

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Corned Beef Hash
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Corned Beef Hash
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Corned Beef Hash

 

A side trip

Lavender Lemonade

Geno:

Lavender is really tricky. Too much and it tastes like Yardley Lavender Soap. This Lemonade was perfectly balanced. Sweet Tart with a touch of flowers.    8    

Diane:

I had to try this. The Mason Jar has quite the variety of handcrafted beverages such as blueberry buckle juice, cinnamon apple juice, and this lemonade. I enjoyed it after the egg and taters and CB hash as a refreshing palate cleanser.  8

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Lavender Lemonade

 

Local Hot Sauce

Stephanie inquired if we would like to try some local Hot Sauce. DUH. Bring It. All three were good and from Chicago.

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Hot Sauce
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Hot Sauce

 

The Final Next

ZUCCHINI BREAD WAFFLE *GF
Gluten-free waffle made with almond flour and topped with whipped butter (Yes we are serious!)

Geno:

When I ordered this I really didn’t expect much. I rarely order waffles. They are usually not crisp and usually don’t have a lot of flavor and I like mine with EXTRA Gluten. OOOOH Charlie. This waffle was spectacular. Crisp Fluffy Puffy Goodness. I don’t know if it was the Almond Flour or the little chunks of Zucchini. It was A great representation of the Waffle World. Gluten Shmooten.    9    The only thing bad about this Waffle was that there wasn’t 2 of them. It was served with REAL Maple Syrup. Good Job MJ.    9     

Diane:

For our sweet entree, we could not decide between this unique waffle offering, or the Sweet Banana Oat pancakes. We opted for the waffle and I am sooooo glad we did. Upon tasting the first little compartment of goodness, I thought of a french cruller…. a bit crisp on the outside, but airy, puffy, and tender on the inside.  The fruit on top was full of flavor and very sweet. It was served with sweet whipped butter and real maple syrup. OMG delicious.   9

The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Zucchini Bread Waffle
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Zucchini Bread Waffle
The Mason Jar Benton Harbor MI
Zucchini Bread Waffle

 

 

Mason Jar Cafe Benton Harbor MI
Suppliers

Random Musing from Diane:

One of the things I loved most about the Mason Jar was their propensity to use small independent suppliers as much as possible. The sauces, the meats, the breads…..all local and unique and delicious. Our server Stephanie took great pride in sharing this with us.  10

Well that about does it Gators. This was an excellent visit. It was quite a surprise. A Pearl. You know what I didn’t like about the food? Nothing

As for us we are off to our next adventure.

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Hash Chicago

Hash WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

Hash is one of those places that opens in the middle of the day. 8:00am! Traffic was terrible and Apple Maps took me off the expressway to avoid traffic. The back way it took me was worse. I arrived about 8:05. UGH! I hate to be late. It messed with my brain so bad that I forgot to take my usual shot of the exterior. So in I go. I was greeted by Maggie and was told about the ordering process. This is one of those places that you order at the counter, get a number for the table, and they bring it to you. I’m not a fan. I prefer table service. I ordered coffee and ordered one of the specials off of the chalkboard and sat down.

It’s an interesting place. The decor is like the basement of a 70’s house. It’s pretty small. About 11 tables. Except for a couple of Grateful Dead songs I didn’t recognize any of the music. I guess I would describe it as Current Hipster Music. I usually rate it but I really feel like I don’t know enough about the genre to give it a rating.

HASH Chicago
Interior

 

The menu is short which a lot of you know is my preference. (See rant page) A few Hashes, a few Omelettes, a few egg items, a few  sandwiches, a few salads, and a few bagel offerings.

My first entree arrived

Italian Beef Benedict

This dish was on point   8/9   

The hollandaise was sparse but delicious. Spicy and Eggy   8   The Italian Beef was seasoned well a bit salty and there was plenty of it.   8   The eggs were cooked right. They were about 30 seconds under   9    The Muffin was barely toasted   4   It had a thin layer of cream cheese, A few micro thin rings of red onion, and a thick slice of tomato. There was a mixed field green salad that was a good compliment.    7   It was served with potato cubes that were deep fried. They were fresh and crisp. I dipped them in some NON Heinz ketchup. I really think Heinz Ketchup is one of the worst Ketchups out there yet nearly every restaurant serves it. Kudos to HASH for not going main stream. The ketchup was sweet tomatoey spicy and made the fries extra delicious   8    This entree was well composed and  thoughtful. Great job Chef!

HASH Chicago
Italian Beef Benedict
HASH Chicago
Italian Beef Benedict
HASH Chicago
Italian Beef Benedict
HASH Chicago
Italian Beef Benedict
HASH Chicago
Italian Beef Benedict
HASH Chicago
Italian Beef Benedict
HASH Chicago
NON Heinz Ketchup!

 

Next Up Bubble and Squeak

Pork Shoulder Sweet and regular Potatoes Brussel Sprouts cooked in bacon fat. Served with choice of eggs and toast or tortillas.

I had the eggs sunny side up for picture purposes and to check the Chef’s skills. The sunny side up eggs were expertly prepared.   8   The pork was tender, seasoned well, and tasty.   8   I love Brussel Sprouts. Except for the fact they were a bit undercooked for my taste they added a tasty textural element   7   The Mustard cream sauce was a bit strange    4   It didn’t need it anyway, The Potato and Sweet Potato mix was good and an integral part of the dish.   7   The Toast? Toast. Garden variety Greek restaurant grade bread. Barely toasted and un buttered. This was a real letdown. I really don’t understand the crappie toast at this level of restaurant.     4   The combination bite was a winner   8   Great taste good texture. Another good creation. I’m 2 for 2

HASH Chicago
Bubble and Squeak
HASH Chicago
Bubble and Squeak
HASH Chicago
Bubble and Squeak
HASH Chicago
Bubble and Squeak
HASH Chicago
Toast
HASH Chicago
Strange Mustard Cream Sauce

 

Lastly Berry Pancakes

Berry Coulis Whipped Cream Granola and Berries

The Pancakes were light and fluffy as a cloud. Often times super light pancakes are dry. These were not.   9   They were not served with butter. Pancakes need Butter. Period. Canned Whipped Cream. Super sweet. Could have done without it.   4    The Syrup was hard to pin down. It seemed like it was a mix of real and fake maple syrup. If it was fake it was a great imposter.   7   Although it wasn’t anything I haven’t had before it was delicious and a good finish   8

HASH Chicago
Berry Pancakes
HASH Chicago
Berry Pancakes
HASH Chicago
Berry Pancakes  

 

That’s it Gators. A good visit and some good food. Next time your’e near Humbolt Park stop in.

 

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Portland Oregon II

Good Morning Gators!

I’m back from my second trip from the brunch capital of the world. It was a great trip and a lot of driving. It was about 4400 miles. A lot of cows some horses and a few Llamas were seen.

Here is the results of the journey. I hope you enjoy it.

The reviews are a bit less “wordy” than normal. I didn’t want the blog to be longer than necessary.

A few  general observations about Portland.

They don’t like waking up early. A good portion of the restaurants don’t open till 9. UGH There is a line waiting at opening time. They really enjoy brunch. The Coffee is good. I didn’t have a bad cup except for the free stuff at the Motel. The prices are in line with downtown Chicago prices. I can’t refer to them as Hipsters since this is the bulk of the population. You really can dress anyway you want no matter how awful that it may seem. It’s perfectly fine in fact if you are dressed they way they dress in Downtown Chicago you are going to be the oddball. If you go bring a hat. It’s the norm. Everyone that I came in contact with was nice. Everyone there drives FAST. People getting hit by cars is shown on the the local news including impact. The highways and expressways are a snarled mess.

OK Let’s GO!

The first stop was after driving 24 hours. I may have been hallucinating but it was a good first stop.

Milo’s City Cafe

WEBSITE

Milo’s is a medium size place (at least by Portland standards). They open at an unheard of 6:30 which is when we were there. They play classic rock music   9   But they have carpet    3

Milo's Portland Exterior
Milo’s Portland
Exterior
Milo's Portland Giant Utensils
Milo’s Portland
Giant Utensils
Milo's Portland Interior
Milo’s Portland
Interior
Milo's Portland Interior
Milo’s Portland
Interior
Milo's Portland Interior
Milo’s Portland
Interior
Milo's Portland Customers and Reviews
Milo’s Portland
Customers and Reviews

 

1st Up

Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes

Northwest crab cakes & béarnaise sauce

Bearnaise Sauce is great. Smooth Eggy with fresh Tarragon   8    Potatoes were O’Brian style. Onions Peppers. Correct salt level but a tad over brown   8    The Eggs were near perfect   9    The Crab Cake was excellent. Very crabby and not all filler   8    The English Muffin was barely toasted   3    Overall  a HIGH   8

Milo's Portland Crab Cake Benedict
Milo’s Portland
Crab Cake Benedict
Milo's Portland Crab Cake Benedict
Milo’s Portland
Crab Cake Benedict
Milo's Portland Crab Cake Benedict
Milo’s Portland
Crab Cake Benedict
Milo's Portland Crab Cake Benedict
Milo’s Portland
Crab Cake Benedict
Milo's Portland Crab Cake Benedict
Milo’s Portland
Crab Cake Benedict

 

Next

Italian Sausage & Cheddar Stuffed French Toast

Of course the French Toast wasn’t soaked long enough so it was slightly egged grilled bread.  (See rant page). The Italian Sausage was smoked sausage not legit Italian sausage. Overall tasty but not a big winner for me.   7

Milo's Italian Sausage and Cheddar French Toast
Milo’s Italian Sausage and Cheddar French Toast
Milo's Italian Sausage and Cheddar French Toast
Milo’s Italian Sausage and Cheddar French Toast
Milo's Italian Sausage and Cheddar French Toast
Milo’s Italian Sausage and Cheddar French Toast

   

Nothing on the sweet side appealed to me so I passed. So that’s it for the first stop.

 

Pine State Biscuits

WEBSITE

Biscuits Geno? Yes indeed. There is something magical about a good Biscuit. Pine State knows how to do em. It’s a sandwich place. I hear you saying “But Gator You really are not a fan of breakfast sandwiches”! It’s true I’m not a fan of sandwiches for breakfast. I really think that they are a lunch item. One of the names that kept coming up in my pre trip research was Pine State so I thought that I needed to see what it was about.

As you will see the indoor seating is limited and there is no standing room so if you don’t want to stand outside and wait you’d better get there early. It’s a cute open air carpet free farmhousie place with 70’s pop rock music and good coffee.

Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Exterior
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Exterior
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Exterior Open Windows
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Exterior
Open Windows
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Exterior Open Window
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Exterior
Open Window
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Exterior View from inside
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Exterior
View from inside
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Exterior Patio
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Exterior
Patio
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Interior
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Interior
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Interior Yep that's all the seats
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Interior Yep that’s all the seats
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Interior
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Interior
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Interior
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Interior
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Biscuit Making
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Biscuit Making

 

1st up

Reggie Deluxe
The Reggie with an egg

Fried chicken, bacon & cheese topped with gravy

The Biscuit is a marvel. Crispy exterior Light fluffy interior. It’s Ligit   9    The Gravy is one of the best that I have ever had. Period. I could by a quart of this stuff and eat it with a spoon.   9   I would give it a 10 but I have never given out a 10. The Chicken was pretty tasty   7    The fried egg was cooked through. I’m generally not a fan of hard fried eggs but it worked on this sandwich.  This was an overall   9

Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Reggie Deluxe
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Reggie Deluxe

 

Next

BBQ Biscuit
Reverends pulled pork with Carolina style bbq sauce topped with slaw

Good slaw. Fresh and crunchy. The Pulled Pork is Carolina style. Soft Tender Smokey. The Vinegar based sauce added an acid and spicy bite. Another great Biscuit.    8

Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Barbecue Biscuit
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Barbecue Biscuit
Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Barbecue Biscuit
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Barbecue Biscuit

 

Sweet Stuff

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Thin Light Delicious. The cornmeal adds a touch of texture and the real Maple Syrup is perfect. This is a   9    Combination.

Pine State Biscuits Portland Oregon Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
Pine State Biscuits
Portland Oregon
Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

On the way out to the Brekfast Mobile a very nice young man ran over thanked me for coming and handed me a Biscuit and some House Made Apple Butter. How cool is THAT? Put PSB on your must go to list.

 

Next up  The Country Cat

WEBSITE

The Country Cat interior defies description. Its sort of Country French Googie. It was super clean. It was featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Drives and I also saw the owners on an episode of Chopped.

The Country Cat Portland Oregon Exterior
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Exterior
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Exterior
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Exterior
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Interior
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Interior
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Interior
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Interior
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Interior
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Interior
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Cat Cleaver
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Cat Cleaver

 

Our server Audrey was kind, attentive and she put up with my Gatoring.

OK Let’s Go

Eggs Benedict
On a sweet cream biscuit with smoked salmon or house-cured ham, preserved lemon hollandaise & home fries

The Hollandaise. OMG Lemony and smooth as silk. The real deal   9    The Country Cat does all of their own butchery. The house made ham was on point. Smokey Clovey and not overly salted.   8    The biscuit was Fluffy and Soft. You can taste the Cream.   8    The Potatoes were seasoned perfectly but a bit tough    7    The  eggs were a bit under   6     An Overall    8  

The Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Benedict
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Benedict
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Benedict
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Benedict
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Benedict
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Benedict
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Benedict
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Benedict

   

Next Up

Smoked Ham Hash

with marinated cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, grilled summer squash, & a sunnyside-up egg

The cubed Ham had a great char which enhanced the smokiness of the Ham. The vegetable mix was seasoned perfectly and had a touch of heat and the fresh Herbs brightened it up. The Sunny Side Up Egg was near Perfect.    9     This was a very yummy dish    9

Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Hash
Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Hash
Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Hash
Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Hash
Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Hash
Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Hash
Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Hash
Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Hash
Country Cat Portland Oregon Ham Hash
Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Ham Hash

 

Last up

Cinnamon Swirl Challa French Toast
Dipped in bourbon custard and topped with strawberry compote, clabber cream, & maple syrup

Let me start off by suggesting you read my French Toast Rant on the Rant Page. I actually expected that this was going to be good but it was barely soaked. It was like grilled bread. The cream and compote was tasty. It’s a shame that it wasn’t proper French Toast.    It was tasty but dry    6

The Country Cat Portland Oregon Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
The Country Cat Portland Oregon Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
The Country Cat
Portland Oregon
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

    

That’s it for The Country Cat. A good Visit

 

GiGi’s Cafe

WEBSITE

GiGi’s is a strip mall location. It’s a small place but not by Portland standards. It’s carpet free and there is 40’s music playing.

GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Exterior
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Exterior
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Exterior
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Exterior
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Interior
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Interior
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Interior
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Interior

Right after we are seated and Coffeed our server Maya brought over a couple of Waffle Bites. They were crisp fluffy and had a bit of crunch from the Pearl Sugar.    8    

GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Waffle Bites
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Waffle Bites

 

My first pick was Corned Beef Hash.

Peppers, onions and horseradish cream, house potato medley and two eggs your way

I know it seems like a pretty safe choice but it’s a waffle place and has a pretty short menu. Let me start by saying that the toast was toasted well and it was buttered! A rarity. The hash was really good. It was well seasoned. It was salty and beefy. The veggies were a mix of Onions Peppers Potatoes and even some Sweet Potatoes. It may be a standard but this was a good version    8    

GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Corned Beef Hash
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Corned Beef Hash

 

Next up is an Award Winning  (I forgot what it was for)

Spicy Goat – Salami, arugula, chevre, pistachios and Kelly’s jelly

It’s called Spicy Goat and yet it contains no Goat. I wasn’t sure that Salami was going to work with waffles but you know I had to try it. It was surprisingly good and interesting but NOT spicy. An overall    7

GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Spicy Goat Waffle
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Spicy Goat Waffle
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Spicy Goat Waffle
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Spicy Goat Waffle
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Spicy Goat Waffle
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Spicy Goat Waffle

 

The star of this show was not on the menu. It was a special Peach Waffle. Peaches Almond Pastry Cream Whisky Carmel Sauce Blueberries and Whipped Cream. The Peaches were from a local farm. They were Fan Freakn Tastic. They were cooked slightly. They were luscious Juicy Sweet and Super Peachy. This was an Outstanding Finish. One of the best I’ve ever had.    9    ALMOST worth the drive to Portland.

GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Peach Waffle
GIGI’s Cafe
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Peach Waffle
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Peach Waffle
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Peach Waffle
GIGI's Cafe Portland Oregon Peach Waffle
GIGI’s Cafe
Portland Oregon
Peach Waffle

Thank’s a LOT GiGi’s. I’m sure that I am going to have dreams about that Peach Waffle

 

hunnymilk

WEBSITE

hunnymilk is a popup. the restaurant operates as an Italian restaurant by night. Brandon the operator uses the spot just to prep and serve Saturday and Sunday Brunch. It’s a Prix Fixe Menu. You choose a Savory a Sweet and a Beverage for your price of admission. There are a few Ala Carte items as well

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It’s pretty small for an Italian restaurant but again not small for Portland. Carpet free and soft generic music playing in the background.

One of the drink choices Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows    8     

hunnymilk Portland Oregon Hot Chocolate and house made marshmallows
hunnymilk
Portland Oregon
Hot Chocolate and house made marshmallows

 

They serve everything on a 1/4 sheet tray. Not a fan. Those baking sheets draw the heat out of your food.

Starter

Baked egg in a pastry puff, spinach-artichoke tapenade + mixed greens, marcona almonds, feta and sun dried tomatoes

The Egg was a bit under    6    and the pastry was a tad over but pretty tasty    7     The salad mix was good and the dressing was good as well. The salad was a bit overdressed. Overall this was a    7     

hunnymilk Portland Oregon Baked Egg Graham Cracker Waffle
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Graham Cracker Waffle

 

Second

Graham cracker waffle dipped in honey butter with cheesecake mousse, chambord strawberries and brown butter bits –

The waffle was sweet and crispy. the cream was tasty.    8

hunnymilk Portland Oregon Graham Cracker Waffle

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Graham Cracker Waffle

hunnymilk Portland Oregon Graham Cracker Waffle
hunnymilk
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Graham Cracker Waffle

   

Thirdly

Crispy pork ribs with cheesy garlic grits, slow poached egg, avocado and chimichurri sauce –

The ribs were crispy and had a decent rub. The grits with Chimichurri were good. The egg was pretty close and overall   8

 

hunnymilk crispy pork rib cheesy garlic grits, slow poached egg, avocado and chimichurri sauce
hunnymilk
crispy pork rib cheesy garlic grits, slow poached egg, avocado and chimichurri sauce

 

And Lastly

Bananas foster churro with cinnamon ice cream, nutella and bacon crumbles

It really wasn’t like a traditional Churro but it was a pretty good combination. The Churro cup was crisp light and tender.    8

hunnymilk Portland Oregon Bananas Foster Churro
hunnymilk
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Bananas Foster Churro

   

This is a pretty ambitious undertaking for a young chef. He’s on the right track. with a few tweaks this will be a winner.

 

VERDIGRIS

WEBSITE

Cute place in a nice building. I actually had a reservation here. A rarity at Portland brunch spots

Country French Interior    8    Cement floors    8     Country Music    2     The music does not fit the venue

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VERDIGRIS Portland Oregon Interior
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1

Braised Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo Topped With a Fried Duck Egg

This was a good interpretation of a classic dish. Great seasoning and perfect salt level with a touch of heat. I think the heat level could have been kicked up a bit. The Duck egg was cooked pretty close. Overall a delicious    8

Verdigris Portland Oregon Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg
Verdigris
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Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg

 

Verdigris Portland Oregon Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg
Verdigris
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Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg
Verdigris Portland Oregon Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg
Verdigris
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Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg
Verdigris Portland Oregon Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg
Verdigris
Portland Oregon
Braised Chicken Gumbo with Fried Duck Egg

 

Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns Brown Butter Hollandaise

I’m usually not big on Hash Browns. Most places use commercially produced frozen potatoes which are ok but they are always dry or soaked. They lack character. I was intrigued that the offered these as an add on. I had to give them a shot. I’m glad that I did. They were crispy tender. I think that they could have used a bit more caramelization. Brown food is good. The Hollandaise was a good addition.    8  

Verdigris Portland Oregon Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns with Hollandaise
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Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns with Hollandaise
Verdigris Portland Oregon Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns with Hollandaise
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Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns with Hollandaise
Verdigris Portland Oregon Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns with Hollandaise
Verdigris
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Duck Fat Fried Hash Browns with Hollandaise

 

2

Tomato Braised Lamb

The 60 minute egg was under    5    The Lamb was super tender and the sauce was on the money. The caramelized Onions were a good addition. overall this was an excellent dish.    9     

Verdigris Portland Oregon Tomato Braised Lamb
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Tomato Braised Lamb
Verdigris Portland Oregon Tomato Braised Lamb
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Tomato Braised Lamb
Verdigris Portland Oregon Tomato Braised Lamb
Verdigris
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Tomato Braised Lamb

 

3

House Ricotta Pancakes

Fig Compote, Hazelnuts, Chantilly

 

Thick Crumpet like Pancakes. Surprisingly light and tasty. The fruit compote and Chantilly Cream went well with the Cakes. The addition of the toasted Hazelnuts added a good textural element. I would have loved some Maple Syrup with this  :0(   This was a good finish    8   

Verdigris Portland Oregon Ricotta Pancakes
Verdigris
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Ricotta Pancakes
Verdigris Portland Oregon Ricotta Pancakes
Verdigris
Portland Oregon
Ricotta Pancakes

 

 

OK Gators That wraps it up for Portland II. I’ve included a few vacation snaps below. As for me I’m off to my next and much closer adventure.

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Big Jones Chicago

Big Jones WEBSITE

Ahhhhh Sunday morning in Andersonville. As many Dogs as People. A lot of hustle and bustle. It’s 9 O’clock. The middle of the damn day in Gator time but that’s when they open. In we go. A table by the window, water and Intelligentsia Coffee   served in an oversize mug spoon included for scale   8

Big Jones Chicago Oversize Mug
Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago Exterior
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The interior was clean and rustic and carpet free. The music fit the space. Soul Blues Gospel Cajun

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Big Jones Chicago Interior
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Big Jones Chicago Interior
Big Jones Chicago
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The menu was a bit big for my taste but it was pretty imaginative. They make several house made bread items. I ordered one.

Sally Lunn
Believed to date from a 13th-century bakery in England, a staple in Southern cooking for centuries. Baked fresh every morning & served with honey butter and homemade preserves

Yeasty slightly chewy. Dense like a cross between brioche and Pound cake but not sweet. Was quite tasty   7  

Big Jones Chicago Sally Lunn
Big Jones Chicago
Sally Lunn

 

Our server Adolfo brought over some complimentary Beignets. Delicious puffy clouds of warm fried dough. How could you not like them.   8  

Big Jones Chicago Beignets
Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago Beignets
Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago Beignets
Big Jones Chicago
Beignets

 

OK down to the main events

Big Jones Benedict
House cured and smoked ham simmered in Kilgus Farmstead cream, served on a traditional farmstead biscuit with poached eggs & Potatoes O’Brien

Good Potatoes. Oniony and green peppery. Most of you know that I’m not a fan of green peppers but it worked in the potatoes. Crisp exterior soft interior. Needed a touch of salt.    8    One of the eggs was cooked pretty well and one was under.    7    The Bernaise sauce was on point. Mild Tarragon flavor and eggy.  8   The house made ham was good. Soft moist tender. Seasoned pretty well with a touch of clove   8    The Popovers were great. A great substitute for the usual boring packaged English Muffin. Eggy chewy puffy light airy and slightly crisp   9    Overall a good dish    8  

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Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago Big Jones Benedict
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Big Jones Chicago Big Jones Benedict
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Big Jones Chicago Big Jones Benedict
Big Jones Chicago
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Summer Mushrooms
Local chanterelles and maitake mushrooms roasted with knob onions and butter, with creamy grits and a sunny duck egg 

The grits were pretty good but a little under. The Grits were Gritty    7    The gravy was tasty    8    The mushrooms were fresh and earthy    8    The Sunnyside Up Duck egg was near perfect    9     Overall a pretty good dish   7/8     

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Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago Summer Mushrooms
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Big Jones Chicago Summer Mushrooms
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Big Jones Chicago Summer Mushrooms
Big Jones Chicago
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Big Jones Chicago Summer Mushrooms
Big Jones Chicago
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And for sweets

Blue & Raspberry Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Filled with coconut cream, topped with local farm berries, powdered sugar, and Caudill’s sorghum molasses

Delightful. Distinct rice flavor great coconut cream ripe super sweet raspberries. The cakes were fluffy and moist. Yummy    8

Big Jones Chicago Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago
Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago
Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago
Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes
Big Jones Chicago
Carolina Gold Rice Pancakes

 

That’s it Gators. A good visit. Big Jones was loud crowded and delicious.

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Son of a Butcher by WHISK Chicago

Son of a Butcher WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

I was super pumped to go to SOB. My followers know that WHISK is on my list of Top Picks. I’ve reviewed them twice. Rick and David  Rodriguez are creating a dining empire one restaurant at a time.

“The opening of WHISK is the realization of a dream for chefs, owners and brothers Rick and David Rodriguez. Both brothers began their careers at age 15. Rick worked his way onto and then up the kitchen line, beginning as a dishwasher and busboy and recently departing as executive chef from Logan Square’s Rocking Horse. David’s career followed a similar path, as he started out as a part-time dishwasher. Over the next ten years as he worked as a line cook, kitchen manager, and eventually chef, David’s passion for food and love of baking took shape.”  (Quote was stolen off of their site I’m sure they will forgive me)

We arrived way early due to light Sunday traffic. The time was used to plan an Upcoming road trip back to the breakfast capital of the world Portland Oregon. Stay tuned.

Due to earliness parking was free and easy as in easy and FREE. OK 7:50 time to get going. Pics taken and heading inside.

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The interior is clean warm and a touch of industrial. Cool brick floor and a nice Patio.

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As usual Coffee and Water. Water is from a bottle on the table and sweeter is served in a jar. I miss the wooden sticks from WHISK though

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Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Water Bottle
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Sweetener from a Jar
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
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Wooden stir stick from WHISK

WHISK Chicago Coffee and Stick
WHISK Chicago
Coffee and Stick I Miss IT!

 

The Coffee was good Strong and a bit complex. Good Job!   9    The music was a mix of genres. from blues to jazz. It fit the venue    8    

The menu is a bit big for me but not crazy. Very imaginative. The Chefs have done an outstanding  job.

OK lets EAT

BBQ Brisket Hash

BBQ Brisket, chipotle queso sauce, and two any style eggs topped with crispy onions

Served over house potatoes and includes choice of toast  

Egg Choice was Sunny Side Up. Toast was Marble Rye.

Eva Delivered the first course.

I do what I always do. Instagram first. Pictures next. Then I start picking and the disassemblidge.  Potatoes Great    9     Perfectly seasoned hot and fresh. Usually when you get potatoes first thing in the morning they are yesterdays leftovers. The Chipotle Queso Sauce was on point. Perfect heat level and the perfect compliment    9    The brisket was soft moist unctuous beefy and not over smoked    9    The eggs were a touch under. I liked the addition of the fried onions under the eggs. The toast was good as well. They use the same great bread supplier as the other location. This dish was fantastic    9     

Son Of A Butcher Chicago BBQ Brisket Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
BBQ Brisket Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago BBQ Brisket Hash
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BBQ Brisket Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago BBQ Brisket Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
BBQ Brisket Hash

 

Spicy Shrimp Omelette

Egg omelette with chopped Cajun-seasoned gulf shrimp, onions,

bacon, and cheddar cheese topped with chipotle salsa

Substitute house potatoes with frijoles charros, fruit, poblano mac and cheese, or roasted veggies for $3

OK I might as well get it out of the way. Most of you know that most people LOVE macaroni and cheese. I on the other hand am just OK about it. I substituted poblano mac and cheese for the potatoes for my readers. You also know that I am automatically going to complain about the Omelette being overcooked. Rant over.

The Chipotle Salsa? Great The Shrimp? Spicy and Shrimpy. The addition of the bacon was a good match up with the shrimp. Yes it was overcooked but it was tasty all the same. This was a good omelette. I don’t say that very often.    8

Son Of A Butcher Chicago Spicy Shrimp Omelette
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Spicy Shrimp Omelette
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Spicy Shrimp Omelette
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Spicy Shrimp Omelette
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Spicy Shrimp Omelette
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Spicy Shrimp Omelette

 

Mac And Cheese? As much as I hate to say it, it was great. It was complex enough to hold my interest. It wasn’t just a big cheese glob with some pasta thrown in. I like the Cavatappi Pasta. It’s fun and it holds the sauce. For me it was a creamy dreamy    9      for you it may be a 10

Son Of A Butcher Chicago Poblano Macaroni and Cheese
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Poblano Macaroni and Cheese
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Poblano Macaroni and Cheese all gone
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Poblano Macaroni and Cheese all gone

 

Tinga Hash Shredded chicken in red chipotle sauce, lettuce, sour cream,

tomato queso fresco, and two any style eggs topped with tortilla strips

A flavor Bomb. The pieces (not shredded) of grilled chicken were spicy garlicky smokey and delicious. The chipotle cream was lickable.       The poached eggs were a tad under. Winner Winner Tinga Chicken Hash. Well you get it.   9    

Son Of A Butcher Chicago Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago Tinga Hash
Son Of A Butcher Chicago
Tinga Hash

 

 

Now for the Sweet Stuff

 

Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast

French toast dipped in Cap’n Crunch cereal topped with bananas

caramelized in bourbon, brown sugar and cinnamon

Just like it sounds. Eggy sweet masterpiece. If I had to pick it would be that it could use a touch more Bourbon and a few seconds longer soak in the custard. You need this.    9    

Son Of A Butcher Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher
Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher
Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher
Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher
Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher
Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast
Son Of A Butcher
Crunchy Bananas Foster French Toast

 

 

And Finally

Not on the Menu

House made by Chef David Snickers Cheesecake

My only comment about this one way ticket to Diabetic Coma Town is Jesus H. Tap-dancing Christ. David should NOT be allowed to make this.

Drive over here and jam this in your Cheesecake hole.    9    

 

Son Of A Butcher Snickers Cheesecake
Son Of A Butcher
Snickers Cheesecake
Son Of A Butcher Snickers Cheesecake
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Snickers Cheesecake
Son Of A Butcher Snickers Cheesecake
Son Of A Butcher
Snickers Cheesecake
Son Of A Butcher Snickers Cheesecake
Son Of A Butcher
Snickers Cheesecake

 

 

OK Gators Thats It

A Most Excellent Visit with Rick and Eva at Son Of A Butcher By WHISK. I will be adding them to the Breakfast Gator Top Pick List.

Owner Rick Rodriguez (right) and The Breakfast Gator (left)
Owner Rick Rodriguez (right) and The Breakfast Gator (left)

 

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