It’s been a while. I had a lot going on but I’m back. Did you miss me? Of course you did.
Some of you gators may know that I’ve reviewed OMG before. Mary (the owner) has opened a second location. This spot is a smaller streamlined version right near the train station. It has a scaled back menu tailored to the quick bite crowd. This is probably the shortest review that I’ve done due to the fact that there isn’t a lot to review. A few sandwiches, a few scrambles, and a few extras perfectly suited for the location. It’s another cute spot. Simpler but similar decor to her big sister. The music was of the festive Christmas variety. Humbug
It’s about 6:15am Lets get going
No table service. It’s order at the counter. I was given the 411 by our excellent hostess Larniecia or her alias Dominique. (I failed to ask why).
As per usual Coffee and water. The Coffee was sourced by a local supplier. I Have A Bean Coffee that believes in second chance employment. The Coffee was a medium roast which is my preference. When coffee is roasted medium to medium light you can taste the personality. It was a reasonably strong 8
Bacon Cornbread Muffin
Good and Corny with Bacon as advertised. A touch dry but Butter fixed that issue. 8
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Tomato, Onion, and Swiss Cheese over Rice. Served in an environmentally friendly disposable bowl and topped with Creme Fraiche.
This is a good dish. It was flavorful and skillfully prepared by Issac. 8
Warm, Sweet, and stuffed with Blueberries 8 Butter wasn’t required but I asked for it because that’s how I muffin.
Lastly and Leastly
Irish Bacon Croissantwich
Some of you Gators know that I am not a big fan of sandwiches for breakfast. Unfortunately this didn’t change my mind. In all fairness to OMG they had the deck stacked against them. It was ok it just didn’t wow me. I think it needs some sort of unique sauce 6/7 Your milage may vary.
And that’s about it kids. I told you it was going to be short. So next time you’re in the Wheaton area give them a visit.
Yes you are correct. I DID review OMG before. They just did a major menu overhaul and invited me back for another taste.
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
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
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
Next the Controversial
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
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.
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
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.
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 ENOUGH ALREADY
I’m rolling myself out of here. Another good visit. Drive out to Elmhurst and eat at OMG
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
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.
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.
While were talking we were presented with a trio of Blueberry Muffins. A Yummy 8
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.
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)
The first round arrived quickly.
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.
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
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.
Please note the absence of Orange Slices on all of the Entrees 10
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
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
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!
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.