Runner’s Bowl – Cedar Creek Café, 1034 W. 20th St.
Reader Brenda Spurlin said she had brunch a few months ago at Cedar Creek and ordered their Runner’s Bowl ($11).
“It is two poached eggs over quinoa,” she said. “I fell in love. I make it for dinner about every other week.”
In addition, the dish contains a little fruit, broccoli, asparagus and avocado as well as some sausage.
Spurlin says that she jazzes up the quinoa with more veggies and nuts when she makes it. Try it yourself or head over to the Creek. Cedar Creek manager Cory Pitts says it is one of their top three sellers.
“It’s a healthy option,” he said. “And the quinoa, sausage and egg marinate very well together.”
Verdict: If you are a quinoa person you have to try this.
Crab and Spinach Omelet at Union Kitchen, 3452 Ella Blvd
Several readers mentioned dishes at Union Kitchen, but Alexis Eaton singled out the Crab and Spinach Omelet ($14.95).
Eaton is not alone in her opinion. This omelet was one of the first brunch items on The Union Kitchen menu and has consistently been one of its most popular dishes. Paul Miller, owner of Gr8 Plate Hospitality, was in California on vacation and went to a seafood restaurant with a similar dish. He loved it and decided to add it to the menu at The Union Kitchen.
Verdict: I felt both healthy and a little bit decadent with this dish.
The Farmstand Farmer’s Market in Garden Oaks, Wakefield near Crowbar
For sheer value, you can’t get a better deal in the area. Last Saturday I had two breakfast tacos on corn tortillas and an orange juice for three bucks. Yes, three dollars. It’s $2 for an order of one flour or two corn tortillas.
Mickey Morales’ egg-pertise is not a secret as many people mentioned his creations as a weekend meal staple. He’s been at it since the stand opened four years ago.
Morales thinks the popularity of his tacos and omelets is due to the good ingredients. He gets his eggs from Cathy Sullivan of Happy Heart Farms. Since Sullivan’s eggs are generally in shorter supply October through January, Morales also has a few other sources that he trusts.
Garnishes include cheese, fresh cilantro and a salsa he says he’s been making for his own family for 20 years.
Verdict: Did I mention my whole delicious breakfast was three bucks?