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OMG Brunch and Boutique Elmhurst

OMG WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

Yes you are correct. I DID review OMG before. They just did a major menu overhaul and invited me back for another taste.

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Exterior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Exterior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Exterior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Exterior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Exterior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Exterior

OMG is very cute. It has a style that defies description. it’s sort of 1970’s dark woodish. It is completely devoid of chicken related items   10   Clean neat carpet free. 60’s 70’s easy rock music   9   

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Interior
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Kitchen
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Kitchen
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Coffee bar and Takeout
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Coffee bar and Takeout
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Custom Tea
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Custom Tea
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Tea Pots
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Tea Pots
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Cups
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Cups

Yep. Mary wasn’t kidding. There are a lot of new choices. OMG is not your Local Bacon and Eggs Joint. If you want basics go to Mr Allison’s in Arlington Heights. (Get the HAM!) But I digress.

Mary starts the show with Creamsicle Cupcakes! Thanks Mary how sweet! (pun intended)  Delicious Dreamy and Creamy   8   A great start. OH and Coffee   8   

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Creamsicle Cupcakes
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Creamsicle Cupcakes
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Creamsicle Cupcakes
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Creamsicle Cupcakes
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Creamsicle Cupcakes
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Creamsicle Cupcakes

My first choice was easy.

Scallops Eggs Benedict

grit cakes, two poached eggs, arugula, sauce maltaise

I love Scallops so this was a natural choice. The Grit Cake was crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.Could have used a touch of salt   8   Eggy Citrusy goodness  8   The Scallops were over but had a proper sear   7   The Eggs were under   6    Overall a good choice   8

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Scallop Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Scallop Benedict

  

Next the Controversial

DIM SUM

A source of contention between the Chefs and Mary. Mary is For and the Chefs against. When someone orders it they make Mary cook it. I ordered it. She cooked it.

Fluffy and Puffy with a good pork filling. They could use a bit more filling.   A tasty   8   

OMG Elmhurst Illinois DIM SUM
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
DIM SUM
OMG Elmhurst Illinois DIM SUM
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
DIM SUM
OMG Elmhurst Illinois DIM SUM
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
DIM SUM

 

Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie

Irish breakfast sausage, Irish bacon, corned beef, smashed OMG! Potatoes, gouda, cheddar, onion gravy & scrambled egg

Well in spite of the fact that I don’t really like anyones scrambled eggs but mine this was a pretty tasty combo   8   Potatoes Bacon Cheese Sausage Corned Beef. This is something that you eat when it’s zero out and there is 2 feet of snow on the ground.

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Shepards Pie
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Shepards Pie
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Shepards Pie
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Shepards Pie

 

Asparagus Benedict

asparagus wrapped in pecan-wood smoked bacon, two poached eggs, hollandaise

It’s pretty it’s basic it’s tasty.  Bacony Eggy Hollandaisy The Eggs were under but how can you not love this?   9  

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Asparagus Benedict
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Asparagus Benedict

 

What’s for Sweets Sami? I asked. Banana Bread French Toast says she. Bad idea me thinks but she is persistent. I tell her that I have been chasing the Banana Bread French Toast Unicorn for a long time. She is un bending. OK bring it on. So she Did. Take a break from this lengthy review and take a look at the rant page to familiarize yourself with my stance on French Toast. Bottom line is that the Banana bread is delish but it wasn’t French Toast. It was grilled Banana Bread.   Good non FT BB   8   You win again Unicorn.

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Banana Bread French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Banana Bread French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Banana Bread French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Banana Bread French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Banana Bread French Toast
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Banana Bread French Toast

  

I thought that was it but what would appear? One more dish. The Chef decided to show off a special signature dish that is not on the menu

Corn Bread Chorizo Scrambled Eggs and Guacamole

All of the elements of this dish were good. I feel like it needed something like a Mole Sauce or something to tie it together. It was an   8   With some tweaking this has a 9 possibilities

OMG Elmhurst Illinois Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois Chef Special
OMG Elmhurst Illinois
Chef Special

 

OMG  ENOUGH ALREADY

I’m rolling myself out of here. Another good visit. Drive out to Elmhurst and eat at OMG

 

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

ME at OMG The Shirt Never Lies Every Adventure Starts With Coffee
ME at OMG
The Shirt Never Lies
Every Adventure Starts With Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OMG Elmhurst Illinois

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Good Morning Gators!

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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