We hit Yolk the other day for breakfast. My daughter was at a friend’s house and the rest of us actually get up early enough for breakfast, so we thought we’d give it a try. They have a large breakfast menu, and several lunch items as well.
I started with some of the strawberry orange juice ($3.50) and it was very tasty—it tasted very fresh and was a bit pulpy, which I like. So far, so good. Our server was also very attentive and answered my questions with her knowledge and opinions, which I appreciate.
I ordered the chilaquiles ($11 +$2.50 for added chicken) because I just keep hoping to find some in town that are not just nachos with an egg on top. Well, these weren’t it. It was a big plate of tortilla chips covered in cheese and sitting on top of some salsa verde, with two fried eggs and avocado. I also added chicken. I enjoyed the flavor of the verde sauce, but there wasn’t a lot of it. So, I mean, breakfast nachos aren’t bad—they just don’t give you that homey, baked, hot dish kind of flavor. You know what I mean. I like the versions that come out looking like a kind of casserole—the tortillas are sort of chewy and crunchy at the same time because they’ve been baked. The egg is mixed in with the chips and sauce. Anyway, like I said, there was no ingredient here that was bad, they just didn’t come together in the way I had hoped.
I was intrigued with my son’s fried chicken and waffles ($12.50). He really liked the waffle with the bits of bacon cooked into it—with a little syrup it gave you that sweet and savory mix. The chicken was ok—it was a massive breast (it was bigger than the waffle) that had a nice crispy crunch, but the chicken was so dense, it wasn’t that appealing. He had the sausage gravy on the side (typically it comes on top). Again, there was nothing terrible about this, but the chicken was just too big and dense—it wasn’t very tender. They need to use a boneless thigh and this dish would be greatly improved.
Hubby had the corned beef hash with eggs ($13.50). This is hubby’s quest dish. He loves corned beef hash but is also particular about it in the way I am about my chilaquiles (what can I say, we have issues). He thought it was also fine, but wasn’t wowed. They make their own corned beef, but overall he thought the dish lacked seasoning and was just a little bland.
I wanted it to be Biscuit Love in Nashville, but that it was not. And I am still on the quest for great chilaquiles in Indy. So tell me whatcha’ got.
2727 East 86th Street