2 eggs and sausage breakfast – Blue Plate Cafe

2 eggs and sausage breakfast - Blue Plate Cafe
Eggs over medium, sausage patties, grits, biscuits and gravy. $8.59
Blue Plate Cafe, Memphis TN

Omg, food in Memphis is definitely cheaper than in San Francisco. This was SO much food for less than nine bucks. It definitely isn’t the healthiest food – I mean the give you extra butter for the grits AND the biscuits and gravy, lol! It’s definitely flavorful though.

Biscuits and gravy - Blue Plate Cafe

Homemade corned beef hash – Island Cafe

Homemade corned beef hash - Island Cafe
Two eggs over medium, hashbrowns, wheat toast. $11.59
Island Cafe, Oak Harbor WA

Hmm, this corned beef hash tasted weird. Perhaps there was too much vinegar or something, but it also had a weird reddish purple color. Not my favorite. At least the wheat toast was decent.

Aroma hash – Aroma Espresso Bar

Aroma hash - Aroma Espresso Bar
Sauteed chicken, turkey and potato hash atop arugula with sunny-side-up egg, wheat toast, yogurt, za’atar, syrup, homemade lemon olive oil dressing.
Aroma Espresso Bar, Toronto CANADA

This looked dry, gray, and boring and that’s exactly how it tasted. There wasn’t much going for this plate except that it was healthy. I’ve rather have tasty and flavorful over bland and healthy any day.

Ol’ Dirty Biscuit – Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Ol' Dirty Biscuit - Ace Biscuit & Barbecue
Fried chicken, sausage gravy, dill pickles, smoked pimiento cheese. $9 – Side of waffles. $5.50
Ace Biscuit & Barbecue, Charlottesville VA

I didn’t think this was very good. I think the biscuit would have been fine without the pimento cheese since there was already gravy. Also, the waffles were really limp and bland. Not my favorite breakfast.

Eggs Louis “cayenne” – Rick’s Cafe

Eggs Louis cayenne - Rick's Cafe
2 poached eggs, crab meat, spinach, English muffins, homemade “cayenne” hollandaise sauce, served with potatoes and fruit. $14.99
Rick’s Cafe, Los Altos CA

This was good, but nothing really jumped out at me. I did like that they provided a lot of spinach. The potatoes (and fruit) were kinda sad though. And even the “cayenne” hollandaise sauce was lackluster.

Big Hot Mess – Heritage

Big Hot Mess - Heritage
Bbq pork belly, poached egg, potatoes, smoked cream cheese, tomato aioli, $14
Heritage, Richmond VA

The service here was horrendous and so was this dish! It was truly a hot mess. The egg was the lightest poach I’ve ever seen. The albumen was still SO translucent and slimy. The smoked cream cheese (and there was a lot of it) had a horrible grainy texture and the flavor was overwhelming. Suffice it to say I was disgusted and will never return to this horrible place.