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Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club Chicago

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Good Morning Gators!

Unlike last weeks traffic debacle traffic this morning was smooth sailing. I was an HOUR EARLY so it was tunes in the BREKFST Mobile.

OK it’s a few ticks to 7 so here we go.

BMBC Chicago Exterior
BMBC Chicago
Exterior
BMBC Chicago Exterior
BMBC Chicago
Exterior
BMBC Chicago Exterior Bench
BMBC Chicago
Exterior Bench Starring My Shadow

The place is Barnesqe. Fake wood floors Fake animal heads wood planks on the walls slightly sticky wood tables  and the Steely Dan music   8   Oh and lest we forget a big round sign with a chicken in a suit  sporting a Monocle

BMBC Chicago Interior
BMBC Chicago
Interior
BMBC Chicago Interior
BMBC Chicago
Interior
BMBC Chicago Interior
BMBC Chicago
Interior
BMBC Chicago Table stuff and real live flower
BMBC Chicago
Table stuff and real live flower

The very gracious server brings a cup of Uncommon Coffee (That’s a brand not a comment)    7   Imported from Saugatuk Michigan

The menu is short. YAY  It’s longer on the weekend. I picked an entree.

Pajun Pancake
scallion pancake with 2 eggs any style, pork belly, sautéd with brussells sprouts and fresh garlic with potatoes and toast

It was really more like a Crepe. It was chewy moist and spicy Encrusted with green onions and Jalapeños. It was supplied with potato cubes that were good, seasoned well and garlicky. A sidecar of un buttered sourdough toast see rant page and a choice of eggs. I made the dangerous choice of SS UP. Very few cooks know how to execute them properly. I actually prefer eggs over medium but I like Sunny Eggs for photographs. They of course were under cooked. See rant page again. And finally Brussel Sprouts with Pork Belly. A delightful dish and other than the poorly prepared eggs this was an   8   

BMBC Chicago Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago Pajun Pancake Edge
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake Edge
BMBC Chicago Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake
BMBC Chicago Cajun Pancake Gooey Sunny Egg
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake
Gooey Sunny Egg
BMBC Chicago Rancheros Borrachos Burp
BMBC Chicago
Pajun Pancake
Burp

A Chipped Plate. No rant necessary.

BMBC Chicago Chipped Plate
BMBC Chicago
Chipped Plate
BMBC Chicago Toast with unmelted Butter
BMBC Chicago
Toast with unmelted Butter

The ever popular Orange Slice. No need to visit the rant page. Say it with me Gators  “1965 called. They want their garnish back”

BMBC Chicago The Dreaded Orange Slice
BMBC Chicago
The Dreaded Orange Slice

They have specials but they don’t start till 8 when the chef gets there and proclaims them. So in about 12 minutes I will decide on Dish 2. I hope that it’s worth the wait. Ding! 8 o’clock The proclamation comes from on high. I order it.

Rancheros Borrachos

A thick crunchy house made tortilla thing with avocados chorizo some mole style sauce and poached eggs. A sidecar of roasted Plantains Rice Black Beans and Corn The eggs were close. About 40 seconds away from perfection. The Rice was flavorful The Plantain was cooked just enough. The sauce was silky and spiced medium hot.  Overall this was a strong   8   and worth the wait.   

BMBC Chicago Rancheros Borrachos
BMBC Chicago
Rancheros Borrachos
BMBC Chicago Rancheros Borrachos
BMBC Chicago
Rancheros Borrachos
BMBC Chicago Rancheros Borrachos
BMBC Chicago
Rancheros Borrachos BITE

I’m full because the food was scrumptious and I ate more than I usually do. Generally it’s just a few bites. But because you my dear readers demand it I forge ahead.

Bread Pudding French Toast
2 slices of our bread pudding served with orange coulis & fresh berries

This dish was textbook custard French Toast. When it’s done properly such as this one It’s sort of magic. Not since Jam Cafe have I had a decent slice of French Toast.  Yummilicious   9    The Orange Marmalade and the Mascarpone just enhanced the experience.

BMBC Chicago Bread Pudding French Toast
BMBC Chicago
Bread Pudding French Toast
BMBC Chicago Bread Pudding French Toast GONE
BMBC Chicago
Bread Pudding French Toast GONE

Done. You can’t see the X’s on my eyes.  Check paid and out of there.

A good visit Gators. No one asked me to actually join their club. I WOULD have if they had asked.

That’s it Gators. A place to put on your list. Come early. by 9 people were waiting for a seat.

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

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