Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just For You cafe


I went back to Just For You cafe (see last 'blog-entry from May 30th, 2011), over in the Dogpatch area of town, for breakfast this morning as I still had another day off from work. My original destination this morning was going to be Breakfast at Tiffany's (see last 'blog-entry from June 14th, 2011), but they were closed for an extended holiday (I just hate these people that get an extra day off for the Christmas Holiday, who the heck do they think they are?!). Just For You cafe has its own mini-bakery right on the premises where they make all of their own breads and baked goods; I got a tour of the back rooms this morning where the ovens and bakery machines are kept (Thanks, Adrienne!).

I am not sure if today's menu "flavor" (their term, not mine, but I like it) was considered Weekdays or Weekend Brunch. There are some great choices on both of those menus. I especially liked the sound of the Bleu Scramble (with Bleu cheese ~ Did I really need to point that out? ~ and artichoke hearts and other sundries) and the Greek Scramble (with Feta and Kalamata olives among other good stuff) on the Weekend Brunch flavor, and will have to come back on an actual weekend to try either of those. As it was, once again, I had the Frittata of the Decade ~ zucchini, mushrooms, onion, garlic, spinach, & tomato, and topped with Provolone[1]. I chose home fries and a fresh-baked blueberry scone (both of which come as part of most breakfast meals). I also had a cuppa good, strong N'Orleans-style coffee (with roasted chicory).

There were lots of fresh veggies (if you are a zucchini fan like me, you'll love this one) in the frittata and it was topped with a lot of melty Provolone goodness. The blueberry scone was soft and moist, not your typical, rock-hard coffeeshop disaster; and it was still plenty warm enough to add a pad of butter to it and have it melted right away.

Just For You cafe actually has one of the most extensive (and very good) selections of condimentary supplementation from which to choose, and it is normally superfluous to bring any of my own with me, but I had gotten a few new bottles of hot sauces (well, several to be honest) for Christmas this year (Thanks again, Greg & Cindy!), and wanted to try out another one of them. I used a little of (the simply-enough named) Sweet Heat Hot Sauce (from Newflower/Sunflower Farmers Market) on the potatoes. This hot sauce was more sweet than heat (because of which, I used a lot more of it than I would normally use), but it went pretty well with the home fries. Ingredients: Water, Carrots, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar,
Tomato Paste, Paprika, Salt, Onion Powder, Granulated Garlic, Spices, Garlic, Habanero Powder, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (preservatives).

It's a bit of a hike getting over to Just For You cafe, but it always pays off in the end as I have never had a bad breakfast there.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: Frittata of the Decade ~ 7.5; Blueberry scone ~ 6.7

[1] The addition of Provolone is marked as "new" on the printed menu, but it has actually been a part of this frittata for quite some time now. It was changed from Cheddar cheese on the suggestion of some idiot that ate there last year (see 'blog-entry from October 24th, 2010).

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