This was a place that had been on my list for quite awhile and then randomly, several different people mentioned it to me in the course of a week, so I took that as a sign (it doesn’t take much for me when it comes to trying a new restaurant). I was a little surprised when we walked into the place—I was expecting a basic lunchy-sandwich kind of place and it is actually quite large, nicer than what I expected, has dinner AND beer and wine.
The menu is pretty big too, and a lot of things sounded good to me, but being in an eggy mood, and always slightly intrigued by any taco I see on a menu, I tried 2 of the breakfast tacos ($3.20 each for the several varieties). I had the # 3 and the #5 and enjoyed both quite a bit. The #3 is egg, blue cheese, bacon and green onion mayo. This was probably my favorite although I liked them both. It was very creamy—between the blue cheese and the green onion mayo—and it had that salty kick from both which kept it unique and not bland at all. Honestly, I didn’t get a lot of bacon in this looking back, but honestly, it didn’t really need it.
The #5 had bacon, egg, white cheddar, potato, and jalapeno-cilantro sour cream. It was slightly more of the traditional taco flavors. Again, I didn’t get a ton of bacon, and the potato showed up mainly in the last two bites of the taco. I might have enjoyed a bit more bacon in this one, as it was more of a breakfast flavor with the potatoes, egg, bacon and cheese. The tortillas were nicely warmed and slightly crispy though, and both were worth getting.
I also had a side of the dill potato salad ($2.75) to round out the meal. I asked the server how it was and he said good, although very “dilly.” That part was true, and didn’t bother me, but the red potatoes in it were just a bit too firm for me. It wasn’t bad, but I think I would get something else next time.
The BFF had the roasted veggie panini ($7.80) which was quite good as well (well, based on the couple of bites I had). I liked the way the server told her (when she asked) to get the whole sandwich vs. the half based on the fact that because it was veggie, it wasn’t as big or filling. We both agreed that we liked that it had a lot of different veggies in it—not just the ones you typically see in veggie sandwiches. There were Portobello mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, tomato and red onion, as well as provolone and Chipotle mayo. I also liked that there were no roasted peppers which to me, always overwhelm any other flavors in sandwiches like this. The mayo had a kick of spice and flavor that took roasted veggies up a notch. The locally made potato chips from the Amazing Potato Chip Company were really good as well (love that they’re the thinner variety).
A very good experience overall, and a nice place with an exceptionally down-to-earth and friendly server. Again, I didn’t realize it was more than a lunch place, but after eating there I told hubby we should give it a go one night for dinner.
1043 Virginia Ave