I have already reviewed Tyler’s Taste of Texas, but while practically everything I’ve had there was quite tasty, I must admit that I was incredibly disappointed when I recently ate there and ordered the “egg skins.” I know the name sounds utterly disgusting, but the concept sounded intriguing: potato skins filled with bacon, scrambled eggs, avocado and bell peppers, all covered in hollandaise sauce.
Unfortunately, the Frankenstein of breakfast dishes was far inferior to the individual ingredients included therein. The biggest problem was the potato skins. Rather than being crispy and earthy, like a good potato skin, they were too thick, making them too soft and too light in flavor. As if that weren’t bad enough, the texture was terrible, they were almost chewy, like they were reheated in the microwave. I ended up having to scrap the eggs off the skins and eating them alone.
The egg, bacon and veggie blend was good, but the hollandaise wasn’t particularly flavorful -too heavy on the butter and too light on anything else. All in all, there is a hell of a lot more things I’d rather spend my $9 on than eggs covered in butter and loaded in a half-empty potato.
I still recommend Tyler’s, just skip the egg skins if you do you stop by.
I’ve been a fan of Sunny Donuts in La Mesa ever since I had them the first time back in 1998. With delightfully different flavors like French apple, blueberry, coconut cream and chocolate frosting filled, the company has always managed to stand out from other donut shops and the flavor of the donuts is always great. They’re also relatively cheap, going at around $7.50 for a dozen.
With their tiny location off of Spring Street, I always assumed they were family owned, but I was surprised to learn the company is actually a rather large California chain that was created when a number of Dunkin Donuts franchisees decided to work together on their own chain.
If you find yourself in the vicinity of a Sunny Donuts while traveling through the Golden State, stop by and try one of their delicious treats.
Sunny donuts is entirely deserving of a 5 out of 5.
Janet’s Café is one of the best breakfast spots in all of San Diego. The catch: their three locations are all in the East part of the county that few tourists, even few locals, bother to visit. For food this great, and at these portions, it’s worth driving a little out of your way to try some. Best of all, you can incorporate your stop into part of your trip out to beautiful Julian.
I believe that for portions, specials and atmosphere, the best of the three Janet’s Café’s is the one located in Alpine. Conveniently, it’s also right on the way to the far East of San Diego County, so you’ll pass it on your way to Julian, Borrego Springs, Palm Springs, Arizona, etc. Hooray for it being on the way. Here’s the dish on Janet’s