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Market Street Grill: Yes, the breakfast is AWE-some.

Market Street does breakfast. And it is glorious. Who knew?

So, naturally, I’ve a little back tracking to do. A few reviews ago, I posted my thoughts on Market Street Grill. “Good food, but I’m not a fan,” I said.

It’s time I repented. I popped in to try the word of a friend (you know who you are), and at the recommendation of my breakfast partner, tried the eggs benedict.

Hello. Fantastic. I can’t wait to go back.

There. You were right. Breakfast at Market Street is excellent.

Enough said.

APROPOS: Apparently, Market Street Grill is also a haunt of the popular and the powerful, not to mention where young attorneys interview. I checked in on Foursquare, and when I got back to the office got interrogated by my boss about whether I was interviewing. Note to self: don’t check in when I am interviewing.

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Bayleaf Cafe: Not Your Average Comfort Food

You’re going to love the Bayleaf Cafe. I don’t know what you’re going to order, but whatever it is, I guarantee you’ll like it.

The two dishes I’ve ordered have been among my favorites, bar none. In fact, if it were closer to home, I’d have breakfast at the Bayleaf Cafe more often.

First, the Trash Plate. It’s just about everything you could want for hearty breakfast–all on one plate. You’ve got hashbrowns, cheese, sausage and bacon and two eggs (I take mine easy over, thanks!) with a choice of toast. It’s hefty, it’s hearty, and but not for the faint of heart (or those with high cholesterol). Be sure to schedule in a trip to the gym later in the day, but believe me: it’s delicious and worth it.

Second, the BBQ Shrimp and Cheese Grits. That’s right! In the same meal. I was a little dubious when I saw it, but at my companion’s urging, I tried it, and I was convinced. The shrimp is cooked just right on the grill with a BBQ flavoring. The grits are great with cheese, not to mention a much needed bit of roughage (especially if you’ve had one too many orders of the Trash).  My meal came with a side of hoppin john, which was a soup of black-eyed peas. Also, very good.

If you can get downtown for breakfast, Bayleaf Cafe (with its quart jar style glasses) is worth it for unique and delicious American style eats.

For more interesting items, check out their menu here or visit Urbanspoon here to learn more.

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Original Pancake House: a winner, no matter what you order

On a morning like today’s, with the weather just a starting to feel a little warmer, but a cover of clouds still hanging over Salt Lake Valley, the best way to start the day is with pancakes. And nobody does better pancakes, or more varieties of them, than the Original Pancake House.

Found in Sugar House on 2100 S. and right next door to another favorite restaurant, O’Falafal, the Original Pancake House opens early and has lots of great seating. I usually make in by 7 AM, and by the time I leave around 8, it’s filled up. If that’s any sign of how popular it is, then you know you’ve got a great find.

My only gripe? The selection! There’s so much of it! Part of the reason I think places like In’n’Out do well is that people really only have two or three choices: hamburger or cheeseburger. Fries with that? The Original Pancake House features a menu that is chock full with options, from the classic pancake through exotic and fruit filled pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, pumpkin pancakes, and more. Pancakes with bits of bacon, Georgia pecan pancakes, coconut pancakes, and pancakes wrapped in sausage links.

And that’s just the pancakes. They have omelets, hash browns, waffles, and something called the “Tahitian Maiden’s Dream”…whatever that is, it sounds good. I’ve not tried it yet, but it looks delicious.

If it’s breakfast time, you can’t do much better than the Original Pancake House. I’ve never left unsatisfied, not with the food, the service, or the experience. Great food, great service, and fast. It’s clean, large, and quick with a large selection of unique and creative breakfasts and it’s the best way to start the day. Your only problem will be remembering that your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
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Millcreek Cafe and Eggworks: Bustling for Breakfast

You know how it is when you show up for a late breakfast, run into old friends, neighbors, or family, and end up chatting it up over old times?

That’s how breakfast at Millcreek Cafe and Eggworks feels. After slipping ourcar into a narrow spot in a crowded parking lot (interesting how that so often seems to indicate restaurant quality), we ran into some friends coming out. Inside, because it was Saturday, the café was bustling and busy, and we had to wait for a few minutes before a table opened up.

Our waitress was quick and polite. She not only smiled and said ‘hello’ to our two year-old, she quickly found a children’s chair for her, brought out some crayons and paper, and had a cup of milk with a sipping lid on it before we had even finished opening our menus. The service was, in fact, fantastic.

The food was great, too. I ordered a typical hash browns, easy-over eggs, and toast, while the wife had an omelet that mixed salsa directly into the recipe (rather than just being poured on top), and our toddler had a large pancake that I found myself eating more than she. It was all delicious.  Hash browns can tend to be either greasy or soggy, with too much starch or too much oil. These, however, were just right, crispy and light (as hash browns can be). The eggs were done just right, and went perfectly with the browns.

I’m not an omelet fan, generally, but Britt’s omelet wasn’t too shabby. She finished it off nicely. As for our toddler’s pancake…well, there’s no accounting for her appetite, but I enjoyed it.  I think she enjoyed peeling the wrappers off of the crayons, more.

I’ll be back to the Millcreek Cafe and Eggworks, soon. The food was good, and the service was happy and fast. The atmosphere was bustling, but that’s what breakfast should be–the feeling of starting a busy and productive day. Even if it is Saturday.

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